Nitijela

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

President Hilda Heine delivered a detailed action agenda at Monday’s Nitijela opening based on her call to improve government service to the public — as well as encouraging service by people to their country. The President’s talk also included delivery for the first time of a legislative agenda, highlighting 10 amendments or new bills that will […]

Gerald sworn in for DC duty

Gerald sworn in for DC duty

Ambassador-designate Gerald Zackios was officially sworn-in Monday as RMI’s ambassador to the United States. The oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Carl Ingram, took place following the recent acceptance of Ambassador-designate’s Agrément by the United States. The nomination of Zackios was approved by the Nitijela during its first Constitutional Regular Session this year. Witnessing […]

Ebeye SDA seniors’ excellent trip

Ebeye SDA seniors’ excellent trip

HILARY HOSIA Turning down a high school trip to Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia is not something eight teens from Ebeye’s Seventh Day Adventist senior class took well. Or so they thought. Traditionally, SDA seniors travel to the FSM capital city as a right of passage before graduation. However, slight changes in their […]

Passports out of action

Passports out of action

The Marshall Islands entered its third week with no ability to produce regular passports this week. It has been issuing temporary travel documents that US Homeland Security approved for use about a week after the initial problem with the RMI Attorney General’s office passport machine developed in mid-February. At Nitijela Monday, Ujae Senator Atbi Riklon […]

Senators focus on key issues

Senators focus on key issues

The Nitijela held a five-day induction seminar last week that Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was “a platform” for Nitijela members to “contribute to the national dialog on key development issues and sustainable development for the Marshall Islands.” The program was co-sponsored by the Pacific Community, United Nations Development Program, UN Women’s Program, UN Human Rights, […]

CJ Bird told to fly away

CJ Bird told to fly away

Journal 2/28/1975 P6 What They’ve Said by Mary Browning This we lift unabashedly from “Periscope,” Newsweek, October 14, 1974: “Although the US formally opposes nuclear tests in the atmosphere, French planes ferrying material to test in the skies over the Pacific earlier this year were allowed to make refueling stops at Majuro airport in the […]

$600,000 for copra makers

$600,000 for copra makers

GIFF JOHNSON Copra makers who have been waiting months for payment received some good news this week: The government released subsidy funding last week to Tobolar so it can clear off an estimated $300,000 backlog in payments due to copra makers. New R&D Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. said the Cabinet worked with the Ministry of […]

Hilda outlines her priorities

Hilda outlines her priorities

President Dr. Hilda Heine addressed the nation last week as Nitijela reconvened, emphasizing the need for government offices to improve services to the public and promising that a constitutional convention will be held in the near future. This was the new President’s first opportunity to speak in Nitijela since being sworn in the previous week. […]