Brek Batley

Torres Strait art showcased

Torres Strait art showcased

An exhibition of twelve striking masks celebrating the rich and continuing tradition in the Torres Strait Islands was held in Majuro at the NAPA building last month. This was the first exhibition hosted by the newly established Australian Embassy. It afforded a special glimpse of the Torres Strait Islands, one of Australia’s two indigenous groups. […]

Oz flavor descends on Majuro

Oz flavor descends on Majuro

In an event filled with kangaroo salami, trivia questions, a goosebumps performance of the Australian and Marshallese national anthems by Loata Turaga, gold and green wear worn by guests and VIPs as well as adornment of the swimming pool at Marshall Islands Resort by model crocodiles, the Australian Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Brek Batley […]

Sustainably managing island transport

Sustainably managing island transport

WILMER JOELWaan Aelon in Majel (WAM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (the German international development agency known as GIZ) organized a closing ceremony of the Low Carbon Sea Transport Inside-Lagoon Boat Workshop last week at WAM compound. For the workshop WAM and GIZ partnered up with the local governments of Kwajalein, Ujae, Lae, […]

In the pink of things

In the pink of things

EVE BURNS To say last Thursday’s Pink Tea Party was a success is to be guilty of a gross understatement. The fourth annual Pink Tea Party was a spectacular event organized by the Ministry of Health and Human Services’ National Cancer Prevention Program, Marshall Islands Breast Cancer Society, Cancer Support Group and Women United Together […]

Australian Embassy opens doors

Australian Embassy opens doors

After several months of planning, the new Australian Embassy in Majuro has opened its doors at the NAPA building in Uliga. The Embassy had been temporarily based at Wallaby Downs in Long Island since April. The Australian Embassy celebrated the move with a morning tea with Foreign Minister Casten Nemra, Secretary Anjanette Kattil and her […]

Australian ambassador arrives

Australian ambassador arrives

WILMER JOEL Australia’s first resident Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Brek Anthony Batley and his wife Mary Palmer arrived in Majuro last Thursday, after two weeks of quarantine at the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll. Straight from their airport arrival, they were both escorted to the International Conference Center where President David Kabua accepted […]