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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 […]

Mattie: Ranked #11 globally

Mattie: Ranked #11 globally

Marshall Islands elite weightlifter Mattie Sasser just keeps getting better, with her latest impressive effort at the Olympic Games in Brazil putting the Marshall Islands on the global sports map. She placed second in her pool of eight lifters from around the world, one KG behind a German lifter and five ahead of a Swedish […]

New PNA CEO arrives Friday

New PNA CEO arrives Friday

Starting this week, there is a new man at the helm of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). Ludwig Kumoru, former deputy managing director of Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority, is scheduled to arrive Majuro Friday to take up his post as Chief Executive Officer of the Majuro-based PNA Office. Dr. Transform Aqorau, […]

RMI students struggle with literacy

RMI students struggle with literacy

HILARY HOSIA The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) report showed fifth and seventh graders in Marshall Islands had the lowest test results among 13 Pacific countries. The report was presented to principals and head teachers from the public school system recently at the International Conference Center. Students in the Marshall Islands and 12 […]

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

President Hilda Heine delivered a detailed action agenda at Monday’s Nitijela opening based on her call to improve government service to the public — as well as encouraging service by people to their country. The President’s talk also included delivery for the first time of a legislative agenda, highlighting 10 amendments or new bills that will […]

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 […]

Leaders sign plan of action

Leaders sign plan of action

Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Ota Kisino joined President Hilda Heine and Internal Affairs Minister Amenta Matthew in signing a joint communique from the recently completed Leadership Conference spelling out seven areas for follow up action. The joint communique is the first in the 16 years of this annual event. The key areas identified for […]

PNA a success without ADB

PNA a success without ADB

An Asian Development Bank report on Pacific island economies recognizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s vessel day scheme (VDS) as “an outstanding global example of coastal states taking control of a fishery based on highly migratory stocks” that resulted in a more than tripling of revenue to PNA members from 2010 to 2014. But […]

MISAT: Elementary outpaces secondary

MISAT: Elementary outpaces secondary

The Marshall Islands Public School System released the results of its annual Marshall Islands Standard Achievement Test (MISAT) earlier this month in a presentation to local government mayors at the International Conference Center. The test results from this past school year show that the highest average score was produced by eighth graders, with 41 percent […]

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