Marshall Islands

US listens to RMI

US listens to RMI

The Marshall Islands government recently received a delegation comprised of officials from the US Departments of State, Interior and Defense as part of a “listening tour” to the Freely Associated States. Heading the US delegation was Suzanne Lawrence who is Director for the Office of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands under the Bureau […]

Marshall Islands Acquiring Financial Independence through the Power of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Marshall Islands Acquiring Financial Independence through the Power of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

By Daniel Popa, Anchor CEO and Founder The Republic of the Marshall Islands has used the US dollar as its main currency since becoming an independent democratic nation in 1979. With the US dollar depreciating in value and losing more than 55% of its purchasing power in the last 25 years https://theanchor.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Anchor-Official-Whitepaper-5-3-1.pdf , combined with […]

Call to delay election

Call to delay election

The RMI courts were asked Friday to either ensure that the postal absentee ballot system is used for next month’s national election or that the election be delayed to allow for an alternative system of voting to be used for the thousands of Marshallese voters living outside the RMI. In an emergency motion filed last […]

WAM grads shine in Majuro

WAM grads shine in Majuro

EVE BURNS Nineteen students graduated last week Friday from Waan Aeloñ in Majel (WAM) vocational/ life skills training. It was a hot, beautiful day and many parents and friends came to witness the achievements that of the students and the awards they received. Biwij John blessed the event with the opening prayers. Rosana Ali, one […]

Deaf kids get hearing aid

Deaf kids get hearing aid

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshall Islands Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program conducted screening and follow up surgeries for babies and young children on Ebeye and Majuro the past two weeks. EHDI, with the aid of University of Hawaii managing the program grant, brought in a team of specialists to continue their ongoing hearing intervention […]

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

KELLY LORENNIJ On board UA flight 132 United Airlines flight 132 with 142 passengers onboard was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff from Honolulu International Airport earlier this week when the aircraft’s port-side engine began spewing flames.The engine compression unit caught fire, aborting the Sunday (Hawaii time) Island Hopper destined for Majuro and points […]

Trump meets FAS ‘family’

Trump meets FAS ‘family’

GIFF JOHNSON President Hilda Heine joined with Palau and Federated States of Micronesia presidents in a historic meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday (Majuro date) at the White House — the first time the three presidents from the freely associated states have met an American president as a group. In lead up meetings with Interior […]

US government sued for billions

US government sued for billions

Journal 11/20/1981 P1 US government sued for $6 billion The Marshall Islands Atomic Testing Litigation Project (MIATLP) filed lawsuits against the US government in September asking $6 billion in compensation for damage to 15 atolls and islands, according to Bob Cowan, one of the attorneys here on a visit to the Majuro office. P5 Leaking […]

RMI athletes grab early Games medals

RMI athletes grab early Games medals

Marshall Islands athletes got off to a good start earlier this week at the Micronesian Games in Yap, picking up medals in several sports. Perhaps the most remarkable medal winner is Mr. Gold himself, Waylon Muller, who at the tender age of 44, bulldogged his way to yet another gold in Yap. Waylon has won […]