Alfred Alfred Jr.

$257.7m budget with Nitijela

$257.7m budget with Nitijela

Finance Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. introduced a $257.7 million FY2021 budget to Nitijela last Thursday. It is nearly $40 million above the $219 million budget for FY2020. The Nitijela Appropriations Committed launched daily hearings on the budget Monday this week. The budget includes money for a new Ministry of Environment, $8.8 million for state owned […]

FAMI shines in officer debut

FAMI shines in officer debut

The Filipino community turned out in force Saturday night for its annual induction ceremony for new officers of the Filipino Association of the Marshall Islands. A large contingent of Marshall Islands government VIPs also attended the dinner gathering at the ICC to honor the Filipino community. Over 400 FAMI members and guests joined the event, […]

JEMFAC okays $34m budget

JEMFAC okays $34m budget

The Joint Economic Management and Fiscal Accountability Committee (JEMFAC) held its first-ever virtual meeting last Friday. JEMFAC, which combines US and RMI officials, annually approves US Compact funding for the upcoming fiscal year. The RMI team gathered at the College of the Marshall Islands board room to connect by video with officials in the US. […]

Power coming to Santo

Power coming to Santo

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in history, power will be available to the people of Ennibur Island, more commonly known as Santo or Third Island on Kwajalein Atoll. The island is home to nearly 1,000 Marshallese, many of whom are children.The development unfolded in a discussion by Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua and President David […]

RMI accountants “up-skill”

RMI accountants “up-skill”

A group of 17 government workers were honored last Friday for completing the first-ever eight-month-long governmental accounting course, a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the College of the Marshall Islands. The ceremony was held at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to recognize the 17 who successfully completed the course. Finance Minister Alfred […]

New RMI leaders sworn in

New RMI leaders sworn in

President David Kabua’s new Cabinet lineup was officially announced to RMI ministry secretaries and department heads last Friday by the Clerk of Cabinet, Earlie Bing. According to the memo, Speaker Kenneth Kedi formally appointed President Kabua as the ninth president of the RMI last Friday. He was elected by Nitijela Monday of the same week. […]

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

To assist the Marshall Islands to address food security and nutrition issues, livestock and horticulture projects of Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) aim to increase daily protein and fiber intake for Marshallese by providing a pair of piglets and quality seedlings to households for propagation. To ramp up operations at the Laura farm, TTM renovated the […]

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

HILARY HOSIA and ISAAC MARTY Not every day you see Foreign Minister John Silk “rock the night away” with microphone in hand performing for a large crowd — such was the scene last Thursday during the Presidential dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort’s pool area in honor of Republic of China, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Dr. […]