David Paul

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Japan Emperor Akihito turns 84 this week. Every year, Japanese citizens and their political allies spread across 230 embassies and consulates globally observe the imperial birthday this month, while an official birthday will be hosted for the 123rd ruler in the imperial palace in Japan. Acting Foreign Minister and Minister in Assistance to the President […]

David newest Cabinet appointee

David newest Cabinet appointee

Kwajalein Senator David Paul became President Hilda Heine’s right hand man following his appointment Monday as Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony at the Cabinet conference room at the ICC, which was witnessed by David’s wife Dr. Marie Paul, and younger brother Tony and […]

Marshalls steps up Kwajalein interest

Marshalls steps up Kwajalein interest

GIFF JOHNSON A large number of construction projects in progress and in planning at the US Army Garrison—Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) suggest Marshallese employment opportunities will remain steady. Local business hopes for new business opportunities at the Army base, however, were disappointed when the new base operations contract did not go out to bid as was […]

Patrick: We need action

Patrick: We need action

HILARY HOSIA Here are a few highlights from this week’s Committee of the Whole session from the ongoing Constitutional Convention at the International Conference Center. • Majuro Delegate Yolanda Lodge-Ned wants to prevent candidates with felony charges in their history from running for Nitijela, adding that the current law allows felons who did time to […]

Ebeye owners make history

Ebeye owners make history

Kwajalein Atoll landowners gave a big thumbs up to development of Ebeye and other islands with the recent signing of a master lease for Ebeye-to-Gugeegue land. The master lease signed January 9 on Ebeye replaces a 30-year master lease that had expired last September 30. The previous lease had provided the Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority […]

MISSA changes to be delayed

MISSA changes to be delayed

Legislation to delay implementation of the new MISSA law was introduced on the first day of the Nitijela session last week. Bill 54 was introduced by Health Minister Kalani Kaneko and supported by Finance Minister Brenson Wase, and Senators David Paul (Kwajalein), Dennis Momotaro (Mejit), and Bruce Bilimon (Maloelap). The bill is brief and to […]

JICA plan could save Ebeye millions

JICA plan could save Ebeye millions

A proposed solar project for Ebeye could save the utility company anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars a year, depending on the scale of the plan that is under discussion now. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and RMI officials reviewed the project following a second survey visit to Ebeye and Majuro by […]

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

An over $20 million plan to reinvent housing for displaced Kwajalein “Mid-Corridor” islanders is the latest step in an overhaul of Ebeye Island infrastructure. Mid-Corridor islanders were evacuated in 1965 by the US Army so missile tests could be targeted on Kwajalein’s “Mid-Corridor” lagoon area. Although Mid-Corridor residents have modified many of these one-story block […]

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