Kalani Kaneko

RMI record budget set to pass

RMI record budget set to pass

The Nitijela is expected to return to session this week Thursday to hear the report of the Appropriation Committee on the proposed $297.5 million FY2023 national budget. The committee wrapped up a week of public hearings Monday this week. The hearings were briefer than some past years due to Nitijela opening the third week of […]

Covid dominates Nitijela’s return

Covid dominates Nitijela’s return

HILARY HOSIA Leaders of the nation began their first Parliament meeting of the August session Monday with a moment of silence to honor the 14 Marshallese who passed away from Covid since the pandemic reached the shores of the RMI August 8. A few minutes into the session, Speaker Kenneth Kedi called for an off air […]

Lib launches big project

Lib launches big project

The small community of Lib Island celebrated the launching of the new Lib Island boat pass dock project with a groundbreaking ceremony last week. The over $1 million project will improve access to Lib, which is a single island surrounded by reef making it difficult to access the island from the ocean. Pacific International Inc. […]

Majuro benefits from Taiwan gifts

Majuro benefits from Taiwan gifts

Taiwan Ambassador Jeffrey SC Hsiao, on behalf of the Taipei City government and Chiayi County government, handed over a reconditioned fire truck and garbage truck to the Majuro Atoll Local Government late last month.In addition, the ambassador donated six new firefighter suits to MALGov’s fire department on behalf of the the Rotary D-3470 Club of […]

Taxi drivers get organized

Taxi drivers get organized

WILMER JOEL The Majuro Taxi Drivers Association made history in late April by holding a momentous ceremony for the inauguration of their newly elected officers at the Chiyaya Anmontha Park in Jenrok. It was the first time for the association to do this in the 50 years since its establishment and it produced attendance of […]

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

GIFF JOHNSON Col. Jeremy Bartel was called to honor by Nitijela Monday in what Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was an unprecedented ceremony in the chamber. Bartel flew into Majuro Monday for the ceremony in the Chamber and was joined by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral for the event. The Nitijela session started off as usual with […]

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

GIFF JOHNSON At a time when most people’s focus has turned to jeptas, holiday parties, shopping and family gatherings, this December has featured an usual development. Nitijela and the Cabinet are in a dust up over several public hearings scheduled by chairmen last week, one of which the Cabinet cut off from V7AB radio broadcast […]

Close call on Covid

Close call on Covid

GIFF JOHNSON The US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll had its first long-distance brush with coronavirus when one of the 15 base workers scheduled to return this week tested positive for Covid-19 in Honolulu prior to departing for Kwajalein. Contract tracing by Army authorities identified three others in the intending repatriation group to have had contact […]

Shoutout to RMI nurses

Shoutout to RMI nurses

Nurses’ Week in the RMI kicked off Tuesday at the Ministry of Health in Majuro with a ceremony honoring our important health care providers. Numerous VIPs, including Health Minister Kalani Kaneko, Speaker Kenneth Kedi, elected leaders, US Ambassador Karen Stewart, and Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery Hsiao, joined in the festive occasion. The theme for this week’s […]

Japan funds health ship

Japan funds health ship

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and RMI Foreign Minister John Silk signed an exchange of notes for two Japan Grant Aid of Economic and Social Development Programs last week in Majuro. The signing ceremony was held at the Cabinet conference room in Majuro and attended by President Hilda Heine, Minister of Health and Human Services Kalani […]

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