The Kora Fund issued its first loan to an Ebeye woman as part of its official launch for Kwajalein Atoll last week. A team of Kora (women’s) Fund and Bank of Marshall Islands officials went to Ebeye for the launch and to run a series of informational and training sessions about the new loan program. […]
EVE BURNS The first ever recipient of a loan from the new Kora im an Kil Fund (Kora Fund) was recognized last Thursday. The Kora Fund is a Taiwan funded small loan program to support women entrepreneurs in the Marshall Islands. The idea for the fund came from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and President Hilda […]
For the first time in the nearly 40-year history of the Traditional Rights Court, there is a majority of permanent judges who are women on the three-member panel. On Friday, High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram swore in Chief Judge Grace Leban and new Associate Judge Claire Loeak. Leban is a continuing judge who took […]
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 […]
The University of the South Pacific Majuro Campus launched 50th anniversary celebrations Tuesday with a gala graduation event that recognized 33 graduates of various programs. Minister of Education Wilbur Heine hosted a dinner immediately following.
Marshallese weavers of jaki-ed (clothing mats) will be showing their fine art around the world next year, with a demonstration being held at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC and a display of the mats at Australia’s Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. These exciting events were announced by long-time friend of the Marshall Islands, MaryLou […]