Hilda Heine

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 […]

RMI mulls nuclear treaty

RMI mulls nuclear treaty

Following meetings in Washington, DC last week, President Hilda Heine announced that the RMI government will closely consider the issue of signing a new global treaty which seeks to immediately eliminate nuclear weapons. The treaty will be open for signatures starting this week. The RMI agrees with the rest of the world that non-proliferation of […]

President welcomes German Ambassador to Marshalls

President welcomes German Ambassador to Marshalls

President Hilda Heine accepted diplomatic credentials of newly appointed German Ambassador to RMI, Dr. Gordon Kricke, last week Tuesday at the Cabinet conference room. During the ceremony President Heine conveyed her appreciation for Germany’s support in establishing the new Sustainable Shipping Center at the USP Campus and said she hopes to continue strengthening ties with […]

Tony: ‘A giant of history’

Tony: ‘A giant of history’

HILDA HEINE President   It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I announce that the Marshall Islands lost a national hero Tuesday with the passing of our Climate Ambassador and former Minister Tony deBrum. Tony passed away peacefully in Majuro, surrounded by his proud father, as well as his wife and […]

WAM celebrates new grads

WAM celebrates new grads

Abija Lometo (left) and Anje Banjo proudly displayed a polished RMI Seal plaque with President Hilda Heine last Friday during the Waan Aelon in Majel Apprenticeship Project Award ceremony at Marshall Islands Resort’s beach side. The RMI Seal was one of dozens of woodworking products made by the trainees. Various crafts done by students were […]

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

GIFF JOHNSON Mattlan Zackhras, a four-term member of Nitijela who was a key figure in successful grassroots community development on Namdrik Atoll and who the past two years has been outspoken globally on the need for climate action, died this week in Taipei. Zackhras, 47, who has represented Namdrik Atoll in Nitijela since January 2004, […]

Talks aim to empower women

Talks aim to empower women

The Micronesian Women’s Conference opened Tuesday at the University of the South Pacific Conference Center in Majuro. Delegates from the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, and the US territories of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are meeting to identify opportunities and challenges to increase progress towards gender […]

Czech Republic opens local office

Czech Republic opens local office

KAREN EARNSHAW Pacific International Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kramer is the new the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic, lifting the number of Honorary Consuls in the Marshall Islands to seven. The Czech Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Jaroslav Olsa, Jr. was in town and met with President Hilda Heine and attended the opening […]

Red Cross on a roll

Red Cross on a roll

ISAAC MARTY Over 100 people turned out for the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society’s first annual General Assembly at Marshall Islands Resort at the end of June. The well-attended event voted in the organization’s first Governing Board, with Dr. Alex Pinano as President for a four-year term. Pinano has been interim president for a number […]