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RMI engages at UN Ocean summit

RMI engages at UN Ocean summit

This week’s High-Level UN Ocean Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York City is seeing significant participation from the RMI in the main conference and multiple “side events.” The Ocean Conference, co-chaired by the governments of the Republic of Fiji and Sweden, supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14) that deals with […]

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

HILARY HOSIA and ISAAC MARTY Not every day you see Foreign Minister John Silk “rock the night away” with microphone in hand performing for a large crowd — such was the scene last Thursday during the Presidential dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort’s pool area in honor of Republic of China, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Dr. […]

First nuclear legacy conference

First nuclear legacy conference

Following the traditional annual program commemorating Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day at the Meto Court area in front of the capitol building Wednesday morning, the RMI’s first ever nuclear legacy conference opened in the afternoon at the International Conference Center. The theme for the conference was “Charting a Journey Toward Justice.” After an invocation by the […]

Honoring Amata on President’s Day

Honoring Amata on President’s Day

The burial site of the nation’s founding father, first President of the Marshall Islands and paramount chief Amata Kabua, is rarely visited by the public, and only can be visited by invitation — such was the scene last Thursday during the commemoration of President’s Day. During the occasion, which was attended by government officials, families […]

Iroij halts DOE Enewetak flight

Iroij halts DOE Enewetak flight

An angry letter from Enewetak Iroij Mores Abraham that caused cancellation of a US government-chartered AMI flight Friday sparked a strongly worded protest from Enewetak elected leaders Monday this week. Abraham, who represents Enewetak on the Council of Iroij, wrote new US Ambassador Karen Stewart last Thursday that the Department of Energy “is conducting a […]

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

The Executive Branch of the Marshall Islands reappointed Tom Kijiner as the Marshallese envoy to Japan Monday at the ICC Cabinet Room. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony witnessed by President Hilda Heine, First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., Foreign Minister John Silk, other Cabinet members, and family members. Ambassador Kijiner has been […]

Nuclear summit held in Oregon

Nuclear summit held in Oregon

The Marshallese community in Oregon hosted a RMI-US Nuclear Legacy Summit over the Memorial Day weekend as part of its annual RMI Constitution Day celebrations. The Summit brought together Marshallese and American, elders and youth, activists and researchers, survivors and students to engage in a dialogue on the devastating consequences of nuclear testing. Beyond dialogue, […]

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

GIFF JOHNSON Chemical contamination of fish at Kwajalein Atoll “is a public health concern of epic proportion that we cannot take lightly,” Kwajalein Senator David Paul said in advance of this week’s annual RMI-US military consultation in Majuro. Paul and other RMI officials called for action on the contamination issue at the Joint Committee Meeting […]

RMI-ROC woman presidents meet

RMI-ROC woman presidents meet

President Hilda Heine and First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., left Majuro earlier this month with a delegation to attend the inauguration of Republic of China/Taiwan’s first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen. The RMI delegation visit to Taiwan took place from May 16 to 21. President Heine and delegation also participated in bilateral meetings and other events […]