Brenson Wase

Brenson on postal $ hike

Brenson on postal $ hike

Journal 11/16/2982 P1 Water cut back again Water hours have been reduced to 6:30-8:30am and 4:30-7:30pm, according to the Department of Public Works. There are only 5.5 million gallons of water in the reservoir. Journal 11/18/1994 P3 Religious review team An interdenominational group is working to revise the Marshallese language versions of the Old and […]

Nitijela passes many bills

Nitijela passes many bills

Before wrapping up its final session in late September and dissolving, Nitijela passed a number of bills. These include: • Postal Services Amendment Act. This clarifies roles of the board and Minister responsible, as well as strengthening “the appearance of the independence of the (Postal) Authority,” according to the bill’s summary. • Import Duties Amendment […]

Air Bikini Dash-8 arrives

Air Bikini Dash-8 arrives

The KBE Local Government’s “Air Bikini” airplane arrived last Friday to much fanfare and celebration at Amata Kabua International Airport. A big group of local VIPs was on hand to welcome the plane next to the AMI hangar. The event included a blessing from UCC Rev. Palukne Johnny, speeches by Acting President Brenson Wase, KBE […]

Talks to extend Compact $$ start

Talks to extend Compact $$ start

GIFF JOHNSON The big news coming from several hours of meetings on Pohnpei Monday between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Hilda Heine and leaders of the FSM and Palau is Pompeo’s announcement that negotiations to extend Compact funding agreements have begun. The post-2023 period, when US grant funding for RMI and FSM […]

Wase: Help vulnerable islands

Wase: Help vulnerable islands

KELLY LORENNIJ Marshall Islands Finance Minister Brenson Wase delivered a statement on behalf of the 15 Pacific Developing Member Countries (DMCs) of ADB during the 2019 Pacific Governors’ Meeting with Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao, who co-chaired the meeting alongside Wase. Wase highlighted two emerging issues: first, concerns on the European Union’s unilateral and […]

Heine survives confidence vote

Heine survives confidence vote

KELLY LORENNIJ While Nitijela (Parliament) was split in half during Monday morning’s vote of no confidence, both sides reiterated one common concept: “Kien eo en jerbal ippen armij ro, kon armij ro, im nan armij ro ilo jokkwin wot juon.”* President Hilda Heine’s opening remarks were met with applause from the packed audience, resonating most […]

RMI attends global financial meeting

RMI attends global financial meeting

A Marshall Islands government team, led by Finance Minister Brenson Wase and Minister in Assistance David Paul, attended the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group last month in Indonesia. The delegation included Secretary of Finance Maybelline Bing, Assistant Secretary Ywao Elanzo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Division of International Development Assistance […]

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

Nitijela’s first business day of the current session, August 7, saw members focus on the RMI’s proposed SOV digital currency, plan to host the Micronesian Games, and possible reduction in the 50 cent per pound copra price. Exchanges during the first question and answer session of the new session included: • Wotho Senator David Kabua […]

RMI aims to fix spending issues

RMI aims to fix spending issues

RMI government leaders signed an agreement aimed at improving the flow of funding within government, particularly related to the Ministry of Health and Human Services. The Ministry of Health and Human Services met last month with the US Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pacific […]

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

REBECCA LATHROP A workshop, “Forecasting Managing Fishing Revenues,” opened in Majuro on Monday. In his opening remarks RMI Minister of Finance Brenson Wase welcomed the group of 49 participants and stressed the importance and timeliness of the workshop. Wase pointed out that as fishing revenue has increased dramatically over the past ten years and with the […]

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