Hilda Heine

RMI celebrates Japan Emperor’s birthday

RMI celebrates Japan Emperor’s birthday

Although Japan will be hosting a grand celebration to mark His Majesty Emperor Akihito’s eighty-third birthday in Tokyo on December 23, the country’s foreign partners — spread across 230 embassies and consulates — have already begun celebrating. And this includes the Japan Embassy in Marshall Islands, which held a birthday party for the Emperor last […]

Heine: Stop the spread of NCDs

Heine: Stop the spread of NCDs

President Hilda Heine called on the entire Marshallese community, — government agencies, non-government offices and churches and diplomatic allies to help the Ministry of Health in the battle against Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) during the opening of the first NCD Summit Tuesday at the International Conference Center. “The time for talk is over,” Heine said. “The […]

RMI to go 100% renewable

RMI to go 100% renewable

The Marshall Islands has joined with 46 nations pledging to have all their energy needs generated by renewable sources by 2050. This was among developments at the climate summit held last week in Morocco attended by President Hilda Heine, Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras and a large delegation of RMI representatives. The 47 nations are […]

Hilda on violence, jobs for women

Hilda on violence, jobs for women

HILARY HOSIA The fact that the President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine and Majuro Atoll Local government Mayor Ladie Jack pledged to support the biggest women group in the Marshall Islands — Women United Together Marshall Islands —during its 17th annual conference Monday at the International Conference Center means WUTMI is looking ahead to […]

First environment report since 1992

First environment report since 1992

HILARY HOSIA “In recognition of the new world order, which calls for all nations to take responsibility for their environmental impacts, and to cooperate in finding global solutions to global problems, our nation presents this document as an affirmation of its commitment to integrating the principals of sustainable development into national policy. As a nation […]

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 […]