Tony deBrum

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

The National Nuclear Commission again has three members, following the recent appointment of Dr. Holly Barker as a commissioner with the RMI agency. Barker was sworn in during a ceremony at the Cabinet office in Majuro last month. She has a long-association with the Marshall Islands that started when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer […]

CMI shares nuclear test legacy

CMI shares nuclear test legacy

KELLY LORENNIJ A nuclear legacy display holds its place this month at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) library and is open to other schools and the public for viewing. With the supervision of Mary Silk, the Director of CMI Nuclear Institute and Marshallese Studies, students who have taken nuclear studies or are members […]

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 […]

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 […]

Selina beats climate action drum

Selina beats climate action drum

Marshall Islander Selina Leem is on the Peace Boat for a tour of Europe cities, where she’s raising the profile of the Pacific on climate change half way around the world. Selina joined with global climate leader Christiana Figueres at several events. Selina first met Figueres, a Costa Rican diplomat who was executive secretary of […]

Tony: ‘A giant of history’

Tony: ‘A giant of history’

HILDA HEINE President   It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I announce that the Marshall Islands lost a national hero Tuesday with the passing of our Climate Ambassador and former Minister Tony deBrum. Tony passed away peacefully in Majuro, surrounded by his proud father, as well as his wife and […]

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, […]

Election fever starting in RMI

Election fever starting in RMI

Journal 8/1/1975 P1 The Chinese affair Last month a friendship began between the world’s smallest micro-state and the world’s largest nation. Hans Wiliander, a tall, soft-spoken Micronesian from the island of Tol, Truk Lagoon, stepped down from an airplane in Peking, China for a 20-day visit. His trip was the result of a meeting with […]

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 […]