Crowd stands for our Selina

Crowd stands for our Selina

Marshallese high school student Selina Leem received a standing ovation after her remarks to the global Climate Summit’s closing plenary session in Paris, just minutes before the new climate action deal was officially approved by 196 nations. Leem, who is attending the United World College Robert Bosch school in Germany, attended a week of the […]

Alvin to PSC: Wait for us

Alvin to PSC: Wait for us

An opposition senator has taken the unprecedented action of asking the Public Service Commission to wait until a new government is installed before making more appointments to high-level government posts. Kwajalein Senator-elect Alvin Jacklick wrote PSC Chairperson Marie Maddison Monday saying he respected the independence of the PSC from Cabinet under the Constitution but asked, […]

Island fisheries reps disappointed

Island fisheries reps disappointed

Five days of exhaustive talks at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) yielded mixed results for Pacific island states. But the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) said it was “deeply disappointed with the failure” of the WCPFC “to reach an amicable solution on bigeye tuna that would address its […]

Thumbs up for new oxygen generator

Thumbs up for new oxygen generator

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Acting President David Kabua presided over the christening of the new oxygen generator at Leiroj Atama Zedkaia Hospital in Majuro last Friday. The $239,000 equipment can produce 50 oxygen tanks on a daily basis, which engineers at the biomedical department within the ministry said will save the hospital thousands of dollars. […]

Big music by the band

Big music by the band

The Assumption High School Band will be stepping out in style this Saturday as they take part in the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The band has grown substantially over the last year thanks in part to the enthusiasm of band leader Ashley Wright. As well as performing at Assumption talent evenings, the band […]

‘Solid Six’ aim to drive new government

‘Solid Six’ aim to drive new government

GIFF JOHNSON One fact apparent from the impending shakeup in Nitijela membership — as 14 seats out of 33 will change hands on January 4 — is that with so many new senators, neither the current government nor the opposition KEA group will control a majority of 17 needed to elect a president and form […]

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 […]

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Journal 12/3/1976 P1 Micronesia: World’s biggest exclusive ocean economic zone? Elected and traditional leaders from Truk, Ponape, Kusaie, Marshalls, Yap and Palau are attending the first Micronesian Conference of Law of the Sea. Despite differences over the issue of future political status, one question remains: Can the districts agree on a common position on Law […]