Brenson Wase

Getting ready for elections

Getting ready for elections

Journal 5/23/1986 P1 Judge to police: Clean up your act The High Court put the police department on notice that it better get its act together or face severe penalties. Chief Justice AD Tennekone’s sharp criticism was triggered by what he said has been a consistent pattern of police being unable to get prisoners to […]

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

GIFF JOHNSON Col. Jeremy Bartel was called to honor by Nitijela Monday in what Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was an unprecedented ceremony in the chamber. Bartel flew into Majuro Monday for the ceremony in the Chamber and was joined by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral for the event. The Nitijela session started off as usual with […]

Urok fishers set July record

Urok fishers set July record

The Majuro Urok Club set an all-time record with 50 fishing teams competing in the two-day July tournament last weekend. The 10th edition of the urok (bottom fishing) July competition showcased local fishers — both men and women — like never before. In the first years of the July annual tourney, the Urok Club would […]

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 […]

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