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Call to delay election

Call to delay election

The RMI courts were asked Friday to either ensure that the postal absentee ballot system is used for next month’s national election or that the election be delayed to allow for an alternative system of voting to be used for the thousands of Marshallese voters living outside the RMI. In an emergency motion filed last […]

Nitijela passes many bills

Nitijela passes many bills

Before wrapping up its final session in late September and dissolving, Nitijela passed a number of bills. These include: • Postal Services Amendment Act. This clarifies roles of the board and Minister responsible, as well as strengthening “the appearance of the independence of the (Postal) Authority,” according to the bill’s summary. • Import Duties Amendment […]

WAM grads shine in Majuro

WAM grads shine in Majuro

EVE BURNS Nineteen students graduated last week Friday from Waan Aeloñ in Majel (WAM) vocational/ life skills training. It was a hot, beautiful day and many parents and friends came to witness the achievements that of the students and the awards they received. Biwij John blessed the event with the opening prayers. Rosana Ali, one […]

Seawalls going up all over

Seawalls going up all over

The RMI government will spend $4.5 million on 78 new seawall projects over two fiscal years, President Hilda Heine announced. President Heine said the RMI government is continuing to rise to the challenge posed by climate change. “My government remains focused on addressing the negative impact of climate change to the Marshall Islands, both now […]

Bravo’s next generation

Bravo’s next generation

KELLY LORENNIJ As a student in his final year at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Winder Loeak, 30, has taken an active role in the Marshall Islands Student Association (MISA) for the Pacific student campaign. Alongside his fellow members, Winder has done on- and off-campus presentations on the nuclear weapons testing conducted […]

State funeral for Iroojlaplap Imata

State funeral for Iroojlaplap Imata

Flags began flying at half staff earlier this week to honor the late Iroojlaplap and President Imata Jabro Kabua, who died in Honolulu last month. A large crowd turned out Tuesday at Amata Kabua International Airport to greet the US Marines aircraft that transported Kabua’s family and his remains from Honolulu. He was transported directly […]

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