Hilda Heine

Heine keynotes PRIMO conference

Heine keynotes PRIMO conference

Following the invitation from Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRIMO), President Hilda Heine was the keynote speaker at the 2017 PRIMO Conference held from 20-23 March 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The conference convened under the theme “Navigating Towards Security and Sustainability,” with plenary sessions focused on maintaining the integrity and resilience of […]

‘Anger hasn’t faded in 71 years’

‘Anger hasn’t faded in 71 years’

GIFF JOHNSON “Grief, terror and righteous anger” has not faded for Marshall Islanders despite the passage of 71 years since the first nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll, President Hilda Heine told the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day ceremony Wednesday in Majuro. The event, that included a parade, ringing of a bell 71 times to mark […]

PII adds to port’s viability

PII adds to port’s viability

GIFF JOHNSON Pacific International Inc. celebrated the opening of Majuro’s first net repair facility and a new dock, along with the arrival of its new landing craft, the Michelle K, in a well-attended ceremony Friday. The dock and net repair facilities aim to cement Majuro’s role as a hub for the commercial tuna industry in […]

Tobolar ‘Tanks’ to Taiwan

Tobolar ‘Tanks’ to Taiwan

ROC (Taiwan) Ambassador Daniel DW Tang joined RMI VIPs for the handover of the Tobolar’s new coconut oil tanker truck at the Woja refinery plant last week. The new coconut oil tanker truck is a contribution to Tobolar Copra Processing Authority funded by the ROC government. It will be used to deliver crude coconut oil […]

RMI focusing on trafficking

RMI focusing on trafficking

Acting President Mattlan Zackhras congratulated 26 participants from police and law enforcement agencies who completed a week-long human trafficking training January 20. The training aimed to strengthen capacity in identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking and prosecuting perpetrators. In remarks to the closing ceremony, Zackhras emphasized the commitment of the RMI government to fight […]

Kijiner busy on diplomacy front

Kijiner busy on diplomacy front

RMI Ambassador to Japan Tom Kijiner presented his diplomatic credentials to Indonesia President Joko Widodo earlier this month. He is RMI’s first non-resident ambassador to Indonesia. Ambassador Kijiner was among eight ambassadors to present credentials during the ceremony at the Istana Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. He joined ambassadors from the United States, France, Kingdom of […]

RMI celebrates Japan Emperor’s birthday

RMI celebrates Japan Emperor’s birthday

Although Japan will be hosting a grand celebration to mark His Majesty Emperor Akihito’s eighty-third birthday in Tokyo on December 23, the country’s foreign partners — spread across 230 embassies and consulates — have already begun celebrating. And this includes the Japan Embassy in Marshall Islands, which held a birthday party for the Emperor last […]

Heine: Stop the spread of NCDs

Heine: Stop the spread of NCDs

President Hilda Heine called on the entire Marshallese community, — government agencies, non-government offices and churches and diplomatic allies to help the Ministry of Health in the battle against Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) during the opening of the first NCD Summit Tuesday at the International Conference Center. “The time for talk is over,” Heine said. “The […]

RMI to go 100% renewable

RMI to go 100% renewable

The Marshall Islands has joined with 46 nations pledging to have all their energy needs generated by renewable sources by 2050. This was among developments at the climate summit held last week in Morocco attended by President Hilda Heine, Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras and a large delegation of RMI representatives. The 47 nations are […]