Dennis Momotaro

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter

HILARY HOSIA Billma Peter became the most popular 22-year old bachelorette in the Marshall Islands following her ascension to the crown as the first Miss Marshall Islands last Saturday at the International Conference Center. President Hilda Heine did the historic crowning in what looked like a completely transformed ICC with a stage equipped with modern […]

Export hopes to spur economy

Export hopes to spur economy

KELLY LORENNIJ The first-ever National Export Strategy for the RMI underwent final validation late last month for finalization before informing and seeking endorsement from Cabinet. The strategy is a long-term plan that has, after intense consultation with government and private sector, identified five major sectors, which include fisheries, tourism, pandanus, coconut and handicrafts in the […]

Japan’s heavyweight donation

Japan’s heavyweight donation

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over much-needed heavy equipment and spare parts to the RMI government represented by Minister Tony Muller, of the Ministry of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities (MoWIU). The handover ceremony was held at MoWIU compound with many attendees including Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce Dennis Momotaro, Secretary […]

Let there be light at night

Let there be light at night

A total of 100 solar streetlights, 66 batteries and $20,000 was donated by the Republic of China (ROC) at a handover ceremony for the community streetlighting project last week at the Marshalls Energy Company warehouse in Delap. The $20,000 is for local procurement purposes for the project and installation costs. Through the National Energy Planning […]

Palau sees conservation $$ grow

Palau sees conservation $$ grow

Palau received close to half a million dollars earlier this month from an investment fund established 10 years ago to support conservation work in US-affiliated islands. The Micronesian Challenge Endowment Fund will also be available to support protected areas in the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia once these nations adopt required legislation and […]

Dennis newest Cabinet minister

Dennis newest Cabinet minister

Witnessing the occasion were President Hilda Heine, Vice Speaker Jejwarick Anton, members of the Cabinet and Nitijela, diplomatic corps, members of the Public Service Commission, and other government officials, family members, and friends. President Heine congratulated Minister Momotaro on behalf of the government. Momotaro said although there are challenges, he is prepared to carry out […]

Election fever starting in RMI

Election fever starting in RMI

Journal 8/1/1975 P1 The Chinese affair Last month a friendship began between the world’s smallest micro-state and the world’s largest nation. Hans Wiliander, a tall, soft-spoken Micronesian from the island of Tol, Truk Lagoon, stepped down from an airplane in Peking, China for a 20-day visit. His trip was the result of a meeting with […]