Mattlan Zackhras

Hilda: 1.5 to stay alive

Hilda: 1.5 to stay alive

President Hilda Heine urged nations of the world to pick up the pace of action to go beyond agreements reached in Paris in 2015 to reduce carbon emissions, while backing a Fiji climate initiative at the recently concluded global climate summit in Bonn, Germany. “It is critical that every country delivers on the promises they […]

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, […]

Japan provides disaster aid

Japan provides disaster aid

Japan Embassy Charge d’Affaires Hiroshi Watanabe on Friday handed over $2.7 million worth of disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government represented by Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance to the President. “We have the equipment but if we don’t bless and take care of them it’s no use,” said Zackhras at the handover ceremony. […]

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 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 […]

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan Ambassador to RMI Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government at the Public Works yard last Wednesday. Ministers Mattlan Zackhras and Tony Muller were on hand to receive the donation of heavy equipment, as were Chief Secretary Justina Langidrik, and many representatives of both governments. Rev. Mack Aikuij blessed […]

Pearl harvest shows promise

Pearl harvest shows promise

A pearl harvest and re-seeding of black lip pearl oysters was a major focus at Namdrik late last month. The community harvested about 1,000 pearls and seeded thousands more oysters that were put back in the lagoon for future harvests. Minister Mattlan Zackhras, who represents Namdrik in Nitijela, said the pearl farm has received a […]

Indian stealth frigate visits Majuro

Indian stealth frigate visits Majuro

ISAAC MARTY The first Indian Navy vessel to visit the Marshall Islands, INS Satpura, was here August 13-15 on a goodwill tour. A welcoming ceremony was held Saturday at the Delap Dock. Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras headed the ceremony and tour of the P-17 Class stealth frigate. “The visit signifies the importance of strengthening […]

Arkansas team meets leaders

Arkansas team meets leaders

HILARY HOSIA Here is more proof basketball is king in the Marshall Islands: when the Arkansas dream team paid a courtesy visit to the President’s Office last week, they were greeted by Acting President Mattlan Zackhras and Ministers Brenson Wase, Alfred Alfred, Jr, Thomas Heine and Kalani Kaneko — former basketball players in their younger […]

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

The new members of the President Hilda Heine’s Cabinet took the oath of office Monday during a swearing-in ceremony administered by District Court Presiding Judge Milton Zackios at the International Conference Center. The ceremony took place following President Heine’s submission of nominations to Speaker Kenneth Kedi for appointment as Ministers of the Cabinet, pursuant to […]