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ECC renovation moves forward

ECC renovation moves forward

By early March, RMI and US officials anticipate awarding a contract for repair work to begin at the ECC gym in Majuro. The contact will involve repairs to roof arch beams and stabilization of beams that cannot be repaired in place, according to US officials. The ECC work is being funded by the US. This means work […]

Hilda outlines her priorities

Hilda outlines her priorities

President Dr. Hilda Heine addressed the nation last week as Nitijela reconvened, emphasizing the need for government offices to improve services to the public and promising that a constitutional convention will be held in the near future. This was the new President’s first opportunity to speak in Nitijela since being sworn in the previous week. […]

Making water from air

Making water from air

A project to harvest fresh water using simple and affordable equipment was this month officially handed over to the grateful community of Ailuk Atoll, which regularly suffers from drought conditions. In March and April last year, Dustin Langidrik, the University of the South Pacific’s Climate Change project coordinator worked with British environment researchers Andrew Tweedie […]

Tony nominated for Nobel award

Tony nominated for Nobel award

Former RMI Foreign Minister Tony deBrum was nominated last week for the Nobel Peace Prize, considered one of the most prestigious global recognition awards. DeBrum and the RMI government’s legal team from the US law firm Keller Rohrback were nominated for the prize by Norway-based Colin Archer, Secretary General of the International Peace Bureau. The […]

School lunches launched

School lunches launched

ISAAC MARTY The $800,000 school lunch program that was budgeted by the RMI for fiscal year 2016 commenced late last month. Laura Elementary School, Rairok Elementary School, Majuro Middle School, and Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) were the first of 15 public schools (including kindergarten, elementary, high school, and special education) on Majuro to receive […]

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 […]

Arkansas’ basketball dream team

Arkansas’ basketball dream team

They got game and they’re traveling to Marshall Islands to prove it. This photo, taken by Marshallese Educational Initiative’s Dr. April Brown recently, shows the Northwest Arkansas basketball dream team with their organizers at Springdale, Arkansas. Following intensive elimination tryouts, the team finally named their players who will compete during the Constitution Day frenzy in […]

Agencies unite for key training

Agencies unite for key training

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications Division of Maritime Safety through its Port State Control Program collaborated with the Office of the Maritime Administrator (RMI ship registry) and the RMI EPA to host and conduct an advance training to facilitate the implementation of national and international rules on the prevention of pollution from ships.  Participants […]

The King’s royal children

The King’s royal children

Children as young as five will star in the upcoming “The King and I” musical scheduled to hit the International Conference Center at the beginning of next month. Choreographer Ilona Bito, who flew in from New York City this week, is  helping out at the afternoon rehearsals, which are in full throttle mode. Ilona started […]

Hilda emerges as RMI President

Hilda emerges as RMI President

GIFF JOHNSON The ousting Tuesday of President Casten Nemra, only two weeks into his term as President, by a successful vote of no confidence, suggests family ties have trumped customary authority that once dominated Nitijela’s leadership lineup. Dr. Hilda Heine’s election Wednesday — with 24 out of 30 votes — is another unprecedented twist in […]

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