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 […]

RMI focuses on trafficking

RMI focuses on trafficking

A week-long Train the Trainer Seminar for service providers on human trafficking concluded at the ICC last Friday. The seminar provided hands on learning on how to tailor the outreach sessions to the needs and learning styles of the Marshall Islands. Participants included representatives from the Office of the Chief Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ministry […]

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 […]

Oregon FAS health bill moves forward

Efforts by the Marshallese and Micronesian community to get the Oregon State Legislature to extend health care services to citizens of the freely associated states took a step forward in January, when the Legislative Council endorsed the draft legislation and assigned it a bill number. This follows an initiative started last year, in which the […]

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 […]