Brenson Wase

Landowners okay water use

Landowners okay water use

Continued use of Laura freshwater lens will be available to the general public following renewed land lease agreement between Majuro landowners and government officials Tuesday at Marshall Islands Resort. Seven landowners representing the seven land parcels where freshwater is often pumped into the Majuro reservoirs were present for the signing ceremony, which was presided by […]

24 for Taiwan-RMI

24 for Taiwan-RMI

ROC (Taiwan) Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade cohosted a luncheon Monday this week at the Nitijela Conference Room in celebration of the 24th anniversary of RMI-Taiwan diplomatic relations.President David Kabua and Nitijela Member and Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua attended the reception with Cabinet members, senators and government officials. Around 70 guests joined the […]

RMI says bye-bye to Hsiao

RMI says bye-bye to Hsiao

WILMER JOEL Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery Hsaio and his wife Jasmine were showered with gifts and serenaded at their farewell party last Saturday at the Marshall Islands Resort poolside. Ambassador Hsaio holds the record for the most visits to neighboring islands made by an ambassador to RMI, according to both the ambassador and Minister of Natural […]

Final Compact year funding ok’d

Final Compact year funding ok’d

The Joint Economic and Financial Accountability Committee (JEMFAC) held its annual meeting through a brief virtual call between the RMI and US members August 31. Representing the RMI was the newly appointed JEMFAC Vice Chairperson Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua and Finance Minister Brenson Wase were joined by Ambassador Gerald Zackios and representatives from RMI Compact […]

RMI record budget set to pass

RMI record budget set to pass

The Nitijela is expected to return to session this week Thursday to hear the report of the Appropriation Committee on the proposed $297.5 million FY2023 national budget. The committee wrapped up a week of public hearings Monday this week. The hearings were briefer than some past years due to Nitijela opening the third week of […]

Cabinet divides ADB Covid aid

Cabinet divides ADB Covid aid

Finance Minister Brenson Wase said the ministry is currently allocating money to Covid-affected islands as part of a $6 million grant from the Asian Development Bank. He made his remarks as Nitijela returned to session August 31. He said $1.5 million of the $6 million would be used for Covid-affected islands based on the latest census […]

RMI’s DAO partnership develops

RMI’s DAO partnership develops

The Marshall Islands entry into and engagement with the digital world of “decentralized autonomous organizations” (DAOs) took another step forward this week with the ceremonial presentation of a check to the RMI government by MIDAO representatives. Bobby Muller and his nephew Damien Muller, representing the RMI corporation MIDAO, presented a ceremonial check for $100,000 to […]

Iroojlaplap Mike’s big day

Iroojlaplap Mike’s big day

Numerous Air Marshall Islands flights, ships and boats all have one trajectory this week: Kwajalein Atoll. From top government leadership to residents of remote outer islands in the Ralik Chain, all are aiming to be on Kwajalein Atoll this week — and those that cannot be there in person are sending contributions of many kinds: […]

New Cabinet members sworn in

New Cabinet members sworn in

Three of the four newly appointed Cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at the ICC Tuesday morning. Chief Justice of the High Court Carl Ingram with Clerk of Courts Ingrid Kabua officiated at the swearing in. This followed a blessing and then brief remarks from President David Kabua. The President described the Cabinet […]

Cash transfer program launched

Cash transfer program launched

Bank of Marshall Islands (BOMI) agreed to waive usual bank account application fees for women enrolled in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. The news was shared during the signing of an agreement between BOMI and the national government last week at the International Conference Center during the Early Childhood Development National Forum. The CCT […]

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