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Owners lock up Nitijela

Owners lock up Nitijela

GIFF JOHNSON Nitijela openings other than Presidential elections and votes of no confidence tend to present little drama, accounting for the generally low turnout of members of the public, aside from those attending to sing and government representatives — as was the case at Tuesday’s opening. But behind the scenes Tuesday, drama brewed as a […]

Bill 6 signed into law

Bill 6 signed into law

Nitijela’s recent passage of “Bill No. 6” ignited a barrage of criticism and complaint from many Marshallese resident outside the Marshall Islands, objections delivered mainly on social media — and generated a rare intervention from the Council of Iroij. The bill, approved 13-12, eliminates postal absentee voting by offshore Marshallese. Last week, Speaker Kenneth Kedi […]