Karen Stewart

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Japan Emperor Akihito turns 84 this week. Every year, Japanese citizens and their political allies spread across 230 embassies and consulates globally observe the imperial birthday this month, while an official birthday will be hosted for the 123rd ruler in the imperial palace in Japan. Acting Foreign Minister and Minister in Assistance to the President […]

Jaluit graduation a great success

Jaluit graduation a great success

Jaluit High School and the local government on Jabwor should be credited for executing a perfect graduation ceremony Tuesday. Minister of Education Wilbur Heine led a delegation of VIPs from Majuro for the event, among them were US Ambassador Karen Stewart, Japan’s Charge’d Affaires Hiroshi Watanabe and keynote speaker JHS Alumni Kinso Nimoto. Sixty-two students […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Pig production to escalate

Pig production to escalate

ROC Ambassador Daniel DW Tang and R&D Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. jointly hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Taiwan Technical Mission’s new pig house last week. Speaker Kenneth Kedi, Minister Amenta Matthew, Senators David Kramer, Dennis Momotaro, Daisy Alik Momotaro, and Sherwood Tibon, US Ambassador Karen Stewart, R&D Secretary Rebecca Lorennij, Majuro Mayor Ladie […]

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 […]

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

ISAAC MARTY Several hundred Bikinians on Kili and Ejit islands met with the Interior Department’s Insular Affairs Assistant Secretary Esther Kia’aina last week Wednesday and Thursday to discuss resettlement options outside the RMI as well as a nuclear clean up of Bikini. These concerns were brought up last year by the Kili/Bikini/Ejit (KBE) council, and […]