Roxanne Cabral

Yun’s first visit to Majuro

Yun’s first visit to Majuro

On arrival at Nitijela Thursday for a courtesy call with Speaker Kenneth Kedi soon after arriving in a US government jet, US Special Envoy for Compact negotiations Joseph Yun and his team were greeted Marshallese style with singing and leis in the Nitijela lobby, an island welcome for the visitors who were plied with handicrafts […]

US-RMI: 36 years young

US-RMI: 36 years young

WILMER JOEL The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs put together an event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Friday at ICC. “Let us work together to find the solutions to the challenges that affect us all,” said Ambassador Roxanne Cabral. “Because of our shared history and our […]

Wong’s whirlwind trip to Majuro

Wong’s whirlwind trip to Majuro

WILMER JOEL and GIFF JOHNSON Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s whirlwind visit last week had two immediate impacts: • From Wong’s signing of an agreement with Culture and Internal Affairs Minister Ota Kisino last Thursday at noon, V7AB aired its first Australian Broadcasting Corporation program, one of several that are to be aired on a […]

US launches trafficking action

US launches trafficking action

The US government has launched a $10 million, five-year partnership to help stop human trafficking in the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.  The move, which is linked to the July 30 World Day Against Trafficking, is being implemented through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with The Asia […]

Friendly starts to compact talks

Friendly starts to compact talks

GIFF JOHNSON Nearly three years after the first in-person preliminary discussions were held between the US and the Marshall Islands for a third funding agreement in the Compact, negotiations resumed again this week with a two-day meeting at Kwajalein. The negotiations stalled after these first discussions were held in Pohnpei between President Trump’s Secretary of […]

Inspirations on display

Inspirations on display

EVE BURNS Many gathered this week at the Marshall Islands Resort Lomalo Room to witness the progress of the projects being supported by the “Inspiring Women’s Advancement Through Collective Action (IWA).” International Office for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the US Embassy has been funding the project. This project has been ongoing for the past […]

Kedi likes US response

Kedi likes US response

GIFF JOHNSON “On a scale of one-to-10, with 10 being the best, I put my visit to Washington at 9.5,” said Speaker Kenneth Kedi in an interview with the Journal Wednesday this week. The Speaker was in Arkansas at mid-week, following a packed agenda in Washington, DC over several days last week with meetings with […]

US supports Majuro blood drive

US supports Majuro blood drive

Red Cross held a three-day blood drive at College of the Marshall Islands old library last week. Funding for the activity was provided by USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs. US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral both assisted with the financial contribution and donated blood along with other representatives from the US Embassy. As a result of the […]

United resumes Majuro service

United resumes Majuro service

United Airlines returned to handling passenger traffic for Majuro Monday this week with the evening Island Hopper flight from Guam. Earlier in the day Monday, RMI Ports Authority and the RMI government blessed the renovated main terminal building and a new fire truck that recently arrived. Acting President Jiba Kabua, US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, and […]

‘High time’ for ‘dignified solution’

‘High time’ for ‘dignified solution’

WILMER JOEL For nearly 30 years the Marshallese people and government have commemorated March 1 as Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day, an event to remember the horrors, memories, and injustice as a result of 67 nuclear testing by the United States. “Let today not be a time of shaming one another,” said Nitijela Speaker Kenneth Kedi […]

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