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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 […]

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 […]