Hilda Heine

Hilda networks with donors

Hilda networks with donors

President Hilda Heine met with numerous heads of state during the Pacific Islands Forum in Pohnpei last week, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. She held meetings with 14 donor agencies and nations on the side while the Forum meetings progressed. The two key issues commanding focus of the leaders was response to climate changes […]

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

President Hilda Heine delivered a detailed action agenda at Monday’s Nitijela opening based on her call to improve government service to the public — as well as encouraging service by people to their country. The President’s talk also included delivery for the first time of a legislative agenda, highlighting 10 amendments or new bills that will […]

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

The Executive Branch of the Marshall Islands reappointed Tom Kijiner as the Marshallese envoy to Japan Monday at the ICC Cabinet Room. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony witnessed by President Hilda Heine, First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., Foreign Minister John Silk, other Cabinet members, and family members. Ambassador Kijiner has been […]

Leaders sign plan of action

Leaders sign plan of action

Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Ota Kisino joined President Hilda Heine and Internal Affairs Minister Amenta Matthew in signing a joint communique from the recently completed Leadership Conference spelling out seven areas for follow up action. The joint communique is the first in the 16 years of this annual event. The key areas identified for […]

New Marshallese grammar book

New Marshallese grammar book

Alfred Capelle, Chair of the Marshall Islands’ Customary Law and Language Commission, recently presented the new book titled Marshallese Reference Grammar to President Hilda Heine at the President’s Office, and also delivered a copy to Education Minister Wilbur Heine and Public School System Commissioner Evelyn Konou. Capelle co-authors the book along with Byron W. Bender, […]

Coral stars at summer camp

Coral stars at summer camp

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine joined a group of 25 high school students from around the Marshall Islands to talk about coral reefs and what the RMI and countries of the Pacific should be doing to ensure the health of their marine ecosystems. The program was the USP-sponsored Coral Reef and Climate Change Simulation, a […]

Mayors elect Ota Kisino president

Mayors elect Ota Kisino president

ISAAC MARTY “Be a good ‘jellimaan,’” Iroijlaplap Patrick Lein Zedkaia said to the 22 mayors present during the opening of the 25th Annual Conference of the Marshall Islands Mayors Association (MIMA) at the International Conference Center (ICC) Monday. Zedkaia explained that a “jellimaan” is the man in the crow’s nest or lookout point near the […]

Gerald sworn in for DC duty

Gerald sworn in for DC duty

Ambassador-designate Gerald Zackios was officially sworn-in Monday as RMI’s ambassador to the United States. The oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Carl Ingram, took place following the recent acceptance of Ambassador-designate’s Agrément by the United States. The nomination of Zackios was approved by the Nitijela during its first Constitutional Regular Session this year. Witnessing […]

Nursing Leaders descend on Majuro

Nursing Leaders descend on Majuro

ISAAC MARTY Nurses from Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, CNMI, Hawaii, the US Mainland, American Samoa, Japan, and RMI flocked to the International Conference Center in Delap starting Monday for the 38th Annual American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council (APNLC). The week-long conference is hosted by the Marshall Islands Nursing Association and was officially opened […]

RMI-ROC woman presidents meet

RMI-ROC woman presidents meet

President Hilda Heine and First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., left Majuro earlier this month with a delegation to attend the inauguration of Republic of China/Taiwan’s first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen. The RMI delegation visit to Taiwan took place from May 16 to 21. President Heine and delegation also participated in bilateral meetings and other events […]