Hilary Hosia

Kwaj ends quarantine operation

HILARY HOSIA Following two years of being one of the strictest quarantine sites in the world, the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll wrapped up its quarantine program this week, according to a news story from the August 27 edition of the Kwajalein Hourglass. Since RMI began its repatriation program towards the end of 2020, there was […]

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 […]

Covid dominates Nitijela’s return

Covid dominates Nitijela’s return

HILARY HOSIA Leaders of the nation began their first Parliament meeting of the August session Monday with a moment of silence to honor the 14 Marshallese who passed away from Covid since the pandemic reached the shores of the RMI August 8. A few minutes into the session, Speaker Kenneth Kedi called for an off air […]

Miss Majel pageant cranks up

Miss Majel pageant cranks up

HILARY HOSIA Miss Marshall Islands (MMI) 2022 organizers engaged with local leadership and island committee representatives of upcoming MMI contestants last Thursday at the International Conference Center. The timeline, rules, regulations and expectations of the two-week pageant were shared during the forum. It was announced that Philippine-based media company CSI will be in charge of […]

Teams collect summer moolah

Teams collect summer moolah

Cash prizes were awarded last week to winning teams that participated in the Majuro Atoll Local government (MALGov) summer league. League Coordinator Chris Makphie presided over the award ceremony at the MALGov City Hall. The summer league featured three sports categories: 15-under basketball for boys, 15-under volleyball for girls and 12-under basketball for boys. Team […]

Abe’s legacy benefits RMI

Abe’s legacy benefits RMI

HILARY HOSIA One of the late Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s valuable contributions to the Marshall Islands was the introduction of the “Sustainable Development Goals Global Leader” program. Then Prime Minister Abe launched the program during the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) in Fukushima, Japan in 2015 with the intention to strengthen economic growth […]

Army waives diploma rule

Army waives diploma rule

HILARY HOSIA No high school diploma? No problem. Uncle Sam needs you.The US Army announced last week a new policy dropping the requirement of a high school diploma and or GED certificate as part of its educational requirements for potential enlistees. The announcement was made last Thursday in response to a drastic drop in recruits […]

President Kabua’s personal appeal

President Kabua’s personal appeal

In the midst of a major shift in Cabinet members the past week and countless hours preparing for the Compact negotiations in Kwajalein in the coming days, President David Kabua ensured his message for the graduating class of 2022 was received throughout Marshall Islands. President Kabua personally delivered the message during the College of Marshall […]