John Silk

Marshalls debuts in Dubai

Marshalls debuts in Dubai

In what might be called “saving the best for last,” the World Expo in Dubai featured the Marshall Islands this past Sunday, the final celebration of Pacific Islands national days at the expo in the United Arab Emirates. NRC Minister John Silk headed the large RMI delegation to Dubai. At the gala affair Sunday, Silk […]

MIMRA launches PAN program

MIMRA launches PAN program

EVE BURNS Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority launched its Protected Area Network (PAN) office last week at International Conference Center. The PAN program vision is for a sustainable and resilient Marshall Islands where natural and cultural resources are effectively managed and conserved for future generations. Their mission to secure and enable mobilization of resources in […]

Ebon’s new libraries showcased

Ebon’s new libraries showcased

President David Kabua and First Lady Ginger Shoniber-Kabua attended the opening of three libraries on Ebon Atoll last Thursday. Ebon leadership made a priority to provide quality education for the students which led to the idea of establishing libraries at the three schools of Ebon, Toka, and Enekoion — the three main communities on Ebon […]

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Late last week and early this week, Nitijela covered a wide range of territory in the daily sessions.Among topics addressed:• President David Kabua is concerned about heavy out-migration to the US by Marshallese. In comments to Nitijela last Thursday, the President pointed out the latest census shows that every populated island in the RMI has seen […]

Tuna CEO meets President Kabua

Tuna CEO meets President Kabua

New PNA Office CEO Dr. Sangaa Clark, her husband Les Clark and MIMRA Director Glen Joseph made a courtesy call on President David Kabua and his Cabinet members earlier in the month. The RMI is playing two roles in relation to the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, said Joseph: As a member of the PNA […]

Kabua’s Cabinet shakeup continues

Kabua’s Cabinet shakeup continues

President David Kabua nominated Ebon Nitijela Member John Silk to Cabinet Tuesday, and Speaker Kenneth Kedi confirmed the nomination late Tuesday afternoon. This is the President’s second appointment of a former opposition Nitijela Member to his Cabinet, a development that largely blurs political lines in Nitijela, giving the President wide latitude to choose from the […]

Nitijela backs RASAR plan

Nitijela backs RASAR plan

The Nitijela adopted a resolution in support of the Rongelap Atoll Special Administrative Region (RASAR) late in the evening March 20, the night it wrapped up the first session of 2020. The resolution declares that “Nitijela views with favor the idea of creating a special administrative region on Rongelap Atoll in order to promote investment […]

Nitijela passes many bills

Nitijela passes many bills

Before wrapping up its final session in late September and dissolving, Nitijela passed a number of bills. These include: • Postal Services Amendment Act. This clarifies roles of the board and Minister responsible, as well as strengthening “the appearance of the independence of the (Postal) Authority,” according to the bill’s summary. • Import Duties Amendment […]

Hilda reels in climate aid

Hilda reels in climate aid

At the margin of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) Leaders meeting last week in Tuvalu, President Hilda Heine met with Jerry Velasquez, Director of the Green Climate Fund’s Division of Mitigation and Adaptation. The meeting was to discuss the on-going GCF program, in particular the Water and Coastal Adaptation Program in the Marshall Islands. President […]

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