Hilda Heine

MISCO’s opening is very grand

MISCO’s opening is very grand

The opening of the new local market by Marshall Islands Service Corporation was the big event for Majuro last Thursday. It’s located in Uliga across the street from the Nitijela offices. Community members were present for the festivities, including President Hilda Heine and BOMI President Patrick Chen who shared the cake-cutting honors while the crowd […]

Japan funds Ebeye solar plan

Japan funds Ebeye solar plan

In response to the request from the RMI government, Japan has committed to a major solar power program for Ebeye Island. To memorialize the agreement between RMI and Japan, an exchange of notes was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Silk and Ambassador of Japan Hideyuki Mitsuoka and the grant agreement was […]

Hilda: 1.5 to stay alive

Hilda: 1.5 to stay alive

President Hilda Heine urged nations of the world to pick up the pace of action to go beyond agreements reached in Paris in 2015 to reduce carbon emissions, while backing a Fiji climate initiative at the recently concluded global climate summit in Bonn, Germany. “It is critical that every country delivers on the promises they […]

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

To assist the Marshall Islands to address food security and nutrition issues, livestock and horticulture projects of Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) aim to increase daily protein and fiber intake for Marshallese by providing a pair of piglets and quality seedlings to households for propagation. To ramp up operations at the Laura farm, TTM renovated the […]

‘One Island’ attracts ROC interest

‘One Island’ attracts ROC interest

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce and the College of the Marshall Islands put out a great display of “One Island, One Product” under the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sport Center Tuesday as part of the Marshall Islands program for ROC President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit this week. After speaking at Nitijela Tuesday morning, Tsai […]

Tsai’s red carpet welcome

Tsai’s red carpet welcome

HILARY HOSIA Republic of China/Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen received a standing ovation at Nitijela Tuesday following her announcement that Taiwan will allow Marshall Islanders visa-free entry to Taiwan in the near future. Tsai is the first foreign head of state to address a session of parliament. Before addressing President Tsai, Parliament Speaker Kenneth Kedi recognized […]

David newest Cabinet appointee

David newest Cabinet appointee

Kwajalein Senator David Paul became President Hilda Heine’s right hand man following his appointment Monday as Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony at the Cabinet conference room at the ICC, which was witnessed by David’s wife Dr. Marie Paul, and younger brother Tony and […]

Water flows for Ebeye

Water flows for Ebeye

Kwajalein’s utility company KAJUR is now operating two newly installed reverse osmosis units purchased from the Australian-based company Osmoflo. KAJUR gave its “operational acceptance” of the Desalination Plant Project on Ebeye. Osmoflo designed, supplied and installed two seawater reverse osmosis plants with a total capacity for producing close to half a million gallons of drinking water per day. The […]

Ben pushes Agenda 2020

Ben pushes Agenda 2020

GIFF JOHNSON New Chief Secretary Ben Graham is focused on ramping up performance and accountability in the RMI government to implement President Heine’s Agenda 2020 objectives. Graham took up the Chief Secretary role in mid-August. He is focused on “strengthening government performance” by developing systems and compliance structures. Key areas of action that Graham is […]