President Dr. Hilda Heine

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 […]

New Japan-Marshalls book

New Japan-Marshalls book

KELLY LORENNIJ The first Japanese-Marshallese phrase book is on sale at MJCC in Delap and online on Amazon for only $25. The 248-page-long book was published last Thursday by Yakuji Nipposha, and began making its way around Majuro with co-writers Gaku Hashimoto and Mika Sato who visited the President’s Office Monday to deliver a copy. […]

$1 million fund for RMI women

$1 million fund for RMI women

KELLY LORENNIJ Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine convened the first Pacific Women Leaders Coalition Conference in Majuro Tuesday and Wednesday, using the opportunity to launch a new joint ROC/Taiwan-RMI fund to support business ventures by Marshallese women. Before Tuesday’s opening the session, Heine said that the “Conference comes at an important time. We need to […]

Solar to save RMI $$ millions

Solar to save RMI $$ millions

The new government is putting its weight behind a $20 million solar project to transform the energy situation of Ebeye and three outer islands. If it gains the anticipated donor support, the solar development will slash fuel costs now shouldered by the RMI government by several million dollars annually. “Building on great work done previously, […]