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Final, Unofficial Election Results

Final, Unofficial Election Results

On December 4, Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen issued “final, unofficial” results for the November 16 national election. This starts a 14-day clock ticking that allows candidates to request recounts or lodge other complaints before a declaration of “final, official” results. The posted results are for Nitijela and mayor for the atolls that have mayor […]

Tablets the talk at Ajeltake

Tablets the talk at Ajeltake

ISAAC MARTY A new way to improve overall mathematic skills and critical thinking for public elementary students is being undertaken by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer teachers. The pilot project is based on an electronic tablet device that engages students in virtual math practices, various game-like activities, and tests. According to project coordinators Hiroyuki […]

All eyes on RMI postal vote

All eyes on RMI postal vote

Election officials worked from mid-morning Tuesday until 5:30am Wednesday December 2 to check and sort all incoming postal absentee ballots that arrived by Monday, the 14-day deadline day for postals. This overnight work pushed the tabulation for postal ballots to Wednesday evening, with Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen announcing the start of postal tabulating from […]

Loan to pay loan

Loan to pay loan

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands government was forced last month to take out a bank loan to meet a $1.2 million loan payment to the US Rural Utilities Service for the National Telecommunications Authority. Despite it being early in the new fiscal year, a cash flow shortage prevented the Ministry of Finance from making the […]

AMI’s Dornier arrives

AMI’s Dornier arrives

HILARY HOSIA The long-awaited Dornier 228 — purchased over a year ago by the RMI government from a Nepal airline — landed smoothly at the Amata Kabua International Airport Tuesday evening following a three-day-two-night journey from the Philippines. Air Marshall Islands’ Captains Vili Lomaloma and Iosabata Namakin and engineers Ishoda Allen and Dan Fitzpatrick flew […]

Nitijela Races to Watch

Nitijela Races to Watch

It took Electoral Administration staff 20 hours of non-stop work from Tuesday morning to early Wednesday to sort, review and approve or reject all incoming postal ballots. The tabulation of postal ballots was scheduled to begin about 5pm Wednesday at the ICC in Majuro. Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen said Electoral tabulators would begin by […]

Domestic Election Results

Domestic Election Results

The Marshall Islands Electoral Administration released the final, unofficial domestic vote results today, December 1, 2015 (click the link below). This morning, CEO Robson Almen and Electoral Administration officials opened postal absentee ballot boxes to begin the process of checking the incoming affidavits to ensure they meet voting requirements before the ballots were separated from […]

Hot stars use mix of music types

Hot stars use mix of music types

GIFF JOHNSON This month, Majuro has been treated to a visit by an all-star music cast of Les “Yungstar” Anjolok, Yasta “Yastamon” Bolkeim and Clanny “Flavah C” Glanry — all of them famous in their own right and combined, a musical powerhouse. What stands out when talking to the three about their musical interests and […]

KADA projects moving

KADA projects moving

Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority (KADA) Executive Director Carl Hacker provided an update this week about ongoing work to improve conditions for the community on Ebeye and nearby islands. Among key developments: • Relocation of families for the Ebeye Elementary School Project. For the project to proceed, there is a need to relocate three families. Majuro […]

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