David Kabua

President Kabua’s to-do list

President Kabua’s to-do list

GIFF JOHNSON President David Kabua delivered a state of the nation address at Monday’s Nitijela opening ceremony, issuing a straightforward call for improvements in many areas of government operations.As is customary with ceremonial openings that do not involve the drama of an election, the chamber gallery evidenced many empty seats, save for the church singing […]

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

GIFF JOHNSON At a time when most people’s focus has turned to jeptas, holiday parties, shopping and family gatherings, this December has featured an usual development. Nitijela and the Cabinet are in a dust up over several public hearings scheduled by chairmen last week, one of which the Cabinet cut off from V7AB radio broadcast […]

President Amata Kabua honored

President Amata Kabua honored

The RMI President’s Office sponsored a commemoration event to honor first President and Iroojlaplap Amata Kabua on his birthday Tuesday this week, a national holiday for Presidents’ Day.The ceremony began with an opening prayer by Nitijela Chaplain Rev. Palukne Johnny, followed by the national anthem led by Rita United Church of Christ (UCC) Youth. Remarks […]

More Covid cases in quarantine

More Covid cases in quarantine

GIFF JOHNSONThree new Covid cases among the 27 Marshallese in managed quarantine at Kwajalein were confirmed by testing November 15.President David Kabua, following a Cabinet meeting with a briefing on the development by National Disaster Committee (NDC) officials, took to V7AB Tuesday late afternoon to announce the news. To reassure the public, the President said […]

Students get ROC-RMI ‘bonus’

Students get ROC-RMI ‘bonus’

President David Kabua congratulated 75 students and teachers at the second award ceremony for the Taiwan–RMI Presidents’ Scholarship Fund held last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort. The Fund is a joint effort of the two countries to offer an incentive to honor students from both public and private schools and in-service teachers who have […]

David Kabua takes the helm

David Kabua takes the helm

GIFF JOHNSON New RMI President David Kabua was elected Monday by a comfortable Nitijela majority, 20-12.The Nitijela chamber was jam-packed with a standing room-only crowd for the election as the drama of the post-November 18 election came to a conclusion with Monday’s vote. The voting itself lacked the drama of the 2016 Nitijela election that […]

Judiciary impresses Nitijela PAC

Judiciary impresses Nitijela PAC

Had the Nitijela audit public hearings been a basketball championship game, the Judiciary System would’ve been named “MVP” — most valuable player. The Judiciary team, led by Chief Clerk Ingrid Kabua, literally controlled how their audit report played out following a never-before used stunt: Ingrid provided the panel with a drawing that depicts the cash […]

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

Nitijela’s first business day of the current session, August 7, saw members focus on the RMI’s proposed SOV digital currency, plan to host the Micronesian Games, and possible reduction in the 50 cent per pound copra price. Exchanges during the first question and answer session of the new session included: • Wotho Senator David Kabua […]