Mike Halferty

Tony honored by MLSC

Tony honored by MLSC

Micronesian Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) honored late Ambassador Tony deBrum in an unveiling of the Ambassador Tony deBrum Memorial Plaque Ceremony at the Public Defender/MLSC building in Majuro last week. Remarks were delivered by MLSC Board of Directors Chairman Robert Ruecho, Minister of Justice, Immigration, and Labor Mike Halferty, and Honorary Consul General for Israel […]

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 […]

Ine celebrates Japanese gift

Ine celebrates Japanese gift

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka attended the handover ceremony for renovated classrooms and water cistern at Ine Elementary School in Arno Atoll last month. The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Education Wilbur Heine, Minister of Transportation and Communications Mike Halferty, Vice Speaker Jejwarik Anton, Irooj Katwel Jormalu, Mayor Bernard Chong […]

Mayor Ota aims for solutions

Mayor Ota aims for solutions

HILARY HOSIA A majority of mayors attending the 17th Executive Leadership Workshop at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room Tuesday demanded improved customer service from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications panel, which included bosses from Air Marshall Islands, Directorate of Civil Aviation, Shipping Corporation and Ports Authority. But Wotje Mayor Ota Kisino took the […]

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 […]

Milestone for Majuro’s new hospital

Milestone for Majuro’s new hospital

Pacific International Inc. reached a milestone this week in first phase construction of the new hospital: the concrete floor slab is finished, paving the way for the next stages of building the new surgical ward. PII is the contractor on the project and Beca International is the construction supervisor working for Public Works Project Management […]

New Uliga Dock facility opened

New Uliga Dock facility opened

A christening ceremony for a new passenger terminal at Uliga Dock took place last Friday. Transportation and Telecommunication Minister Mike Halferty said the building finally serves its purpose because in 1992, when it was first constructed, there was only a roof, whereas the new site now has walls and seating areas. The event also marked […]

Majuro to monitor rocket launch

Majuro to monitor rocket launch

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has located a mobile vehicle at Amata Kabua International Airport to monitor a rocket launch from Japan next month. JAXA is engaged in space exploration for economic development, quality of life improvements, and safety and security. It operates several satellites that monitor climate change globally, and has developed rockets to launch […]

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 […]