The World Bank’s Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, wrapped up her first visit to the RMI and Federated States of Micronesia earlier this month, underscoring the growing global recognition of the need for strong support to small island developing states.
At Saturday night’s closing dinner event to mark Japan and RMI’s 30-years of diplomatic relations at the International Conference Center, Jennifer Hawley, granddaughter of founding father and first president Amata Kabua was presented with a commemorative stamp from the government of Japan. President Hilda Heine and Minister John Silk received similar commemorative stamps Read more […]
For the first time in its history, the Marshall Islands has two women ambassadors serving simultaneously. Last Friday, High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram conducted the oath of office ceremony for Neijon Edwards, who is the new Marshall Islands Ambassador to the Republic of China/Taiwan. She joins long-serving RMI Ambassador to the UN Amatlain Kabua […]
A community event at Laura Saturday brought attention to the call for climate action to limit rising global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celcius. The event raised attention to the climate issue on the eve of the November 22 virtual climate summit being hosted from Majuro by President Hilda Heine.
The RMI government took an unprecedented step to strengthen its partnership with civil society last week with the signing of a new Partnership Framework Agreement with the Marshall Islands Council of Non-Government Organizations (MICNGOs). The new partnership agreement supports President Hilda Heine’s Agenda 2020, which aims to improve social, environmental, and economic well-being in the […]
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 […]
SUZANNE CHUTARO Despite facing a vote of no confidence next week, President Hilda Heine did not shy away from her duties Tuesday to address government heads of departments to refocus their attention on providing customer service — her signature call to action since she assumed office in 2016. “Of the five reasons for the motion […]
KELLY LORENNIJ “Health is the highest right of an individual,” President Hilda Heine remarked at the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Tea Party where supporters and survivors filled up Marshall Islands Resort’s Lomalo Room with strength, tears and a lot of pink. Heine recounted the story of women coming together to raise funds and purchase a […]
Judge Witten Philippo is back at the High Court, following his Monday morning oath-taking at the direction of Chief Justice Carl Ingram. Witnessing the event were President Hilda Heine, Philippo’s wife Florine, other judges, members of the diplomatic corps, court staff and Philippo’s family and friends. Ingram took the opportunity of the swearing in ceremony […]
KELLY LORENNIJ The RMI is making global headlines with ongoing work toward issuing the world’s first digital legal tender, the SOV (Sovereign).