Iroojlaplap Kotak Loeak died this past weekend at Majuro hospital following a brief illness. He was 81. For decades, the iroojlaplap served as the chairman of the Council of Irooj, a post he held until his passing last weekend. One of his last public events was speaking to the August 9 opening of Nitijela. It […]
A big crowd led by President David Kabua turned out to celebrate the 61st birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Tuesday night at Marshall Islands Resort with Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and Japan Embassy staff. Lively singing and dancing, speeches, toasts, and ceremonial breaking of a sake drum were part of the festive evening.
GIFF JOHNSONThe Marshall Islands became the first independent nation in the Pacific region to begin Covid-19 vaccinations as a group of high-ranking Marshall Islands leaders joined with Ministry of Health doctors and nurses to be the first to receive the United States government-provided vaccines on Tuesday.The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) delivered to Majuro […]
GIFF JOHNSON The big news coming from several hours of meetings on Pohnpei Monday between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Hilda Heine and leaders of the FSM and Palau is Pompeo’s announcement that negotiations to extend Compact funding agreements have begun. The post-2023 period, when US grant funding for RMI and FSM […]
Kessai Note was elected President for the 2017 Constitutional Convention at the International Conference Center Thursday. Note won by a single vote over Christopher Loeak 22-21. Casten Nemra won the vice presidency from Phillip Muller 25-18, while Yolanda Lodge-Ned got the favor of 41 delegates to win the secretarial seat by secret ballot as she […]
A new Japan-funded classroom building on Mejrirok Island, Jaluit Atoll was the focus of a handover ceremony earlier this month. Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mitsuoka joined with national and local government officials at the event to officially handover the school. The project was funded through the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The […]