Hilda Heine

Education week in high gear

Education week in high gear

President Dr. Hilda Heine participated in Friday’s Education Week opening ceremony at the College of the Marshall Islands’ SGT Solomon Sam Basketball Court. Heine delivered empowering remarks during the ceremony highlighting the importance of the Education Week. She mentioned that Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate public education, inform the community of the accomplishments […]

Hilda lays out her plan

Hilda lays out her plan

WILMER JOEL President Hilda Heine and her cabinet were formally inaugurated on Monday January 22 inside the Nitijela Chamber. Top dignitaries from the Pacific, Asia, and North America attended the inauguration. In her first second-term address to the nation as president, Heine outlined the goals of her administration in steering the country towards prosperity and […]

VIP Kili visit

VIP Kili visit

HILARY HOSIA Action speaks louder than words. This seems to be the marching order for President Hilda Heine and her Cabinet following a one-day visit to Kili Island last Friday. That day before, Thursday, the Heine administration declared a state of emergency to address the immediate needs of the Kili community, which has been experiencing […]

Ladie ready for 3rd term

Ladie ready for 3rd term

WILMER JOEL Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack declared at the local government inauguration Monday at the ICC that it is time to unite to improve the livelihoods of the people of Majuro. “You are in my heart, people of Majuro; you are dear to me,” he said. “We are ready to serve you.” Mayor Jack said […]

President Hilda confirms Cabinet

President Hilda confirms Cabinet

The new Cabinet lineup was confirmed Monday. It features a mix of Nitijela Members, and demonstrates how President Hilda Heine and her core supporters reached out to newly elected Members as well as those from islands that would normally be considered aligned with the Kabua traditional leadership in order to form the new government. Members […]

Emergencies to be declared

Emergencies to be declared

GIFF JOHNSON The first order of business for President Hilda Heine’s new government is expected to be declaring not one, but two states of emergency: One for Kili Island, where “people are starving,” according to one Cabinet minister; the other order to put focus on Majuro’s power crisis. These moves were in the discussion stage […]

Hilda wins election

Hilda wins election

WILMER JOEL The Marshall Islands Parliament elected Hilda Heine, the first and only woman to hold the office to date, to the presidency for the second time on Tuesday morning in Majuro. With a slim majority of 17 to 16, Heine of Aur became president-elect, unseating outgoing President David Kabua from Wotho. Brenson Wase, the […]

Vote 2023: 4 women in Nitijela

Vote 2023: 4 women in Nitijela

GIFF JOHNSON The final unofficial election results were issued by the Electoral Administration Tuesday December 12 this week, confirming that 13 Nitijela seats will change hands. Most postal absentee votes either didn’t arrive in time or were rejected for technical reasons, muting their impact. It appeared that only one Nitijela race — Likiep — was […]

Hilda resigns over fossil fuels

Hilda resigns over fossil fuels

GIFF JOHNSON Despite former Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine’s resignation late last week from a key global climate advisory committee and early conflicts emerging over the Pacific Islands’ demand for a phase out of fossil fuels and the COP President’s pushback on this central climate issue, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna said from […]

Mayor Ladie back for third term

Mayor Ladie back for third term

GIFF JOHNSON In the still preliminary and unofficial vote tabulation, Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack was outpolling main challenger Margaret Alee Bigler by more than two-to-one and three of the four incumbent Majuro Nitijela members were showing the highest numbers. Incumbent Stephen Phillip and candidates David Kramer and Yolanda Lodge-Ned were locked in a battle for […]

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