David Paul

Budget clock ticking

Budget clock ticking

GIFF JOHNSONThe lack of a national budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1 is worrying Nitijela leaders, one of whom is calling on RMI leaders to solve the current uncertainty over US Compact funding by introducing a “continuing resolution” that authorizes the same level of funding as presently budgeted to continue after September […]

RMI record budget set to pass

RMI record budget set to pass

The Nitijela is expected to return to session this week Thursday to hear the report of the Appropriation Committee on the proposed $297.5 million FY2023 national budget. The committee wrapped up a week of public hearings Monday this week. The hearings were briefer than some past years due to Nitijela opening the third week of […]

Covid dominates Nitijela’s return

Covid dominates Nitijela’s return

HILARY HOSIA Leaders of the nation began their first Parliament meeting of the August session Monday with a moment of silence to honor the 14 Marshallese who passed away from Covid since the pandemic reached the shores of the RMI August 8. A few minutes into the session, Speaker Kenneth Kedi called for an off air […]

Coronation for Iroojlaplap Mike

Coronation for Iroojlaplap Mike

GIFF JOHNSON Thousands of Marshall Islanders converged on Ebeye Island last week for the first coronation ceremony of a paramount chief in half a century. The gala coronation for Iroojlaplap (paramount chief) Michael LaMañiñi Kabua featured dozens of islanders wearing traditional headdress and finely woven mat clothing unique to the Marshall Islands, spear carrying warriors […]

Beach Lodge opens doors

Beach Lodge opens doors

WILMER JOEL The word luxury was evident at the blessing ceremony and open house last Saturday for the new Beach Lodge Suites in Majuro. Seven of the eight rooms were already reserved for use while one of the rooms was on display and featured quality furniture, utensils, and other room accessories. Father and son duo […]

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Late last week and early this week, Nitijela covered a wide range of territory in the daily sessions.Among topics addressed:• President David Kabua is concerned about heavy out-migration to the US by Marshallese. In comments to Nitijela last Thursday, the President pointed out the latest census shows that every populated island in the RMI has seen […]

Ebeye celebrates Taiwan Day

Ebeye celebrates Taiwan Day

The Kwajalein Atoll Local Government announced the sponsorship of Taiwan Day on Ebeye to thank and recognize Taiwan’s assistance in health and agriculture. The special day was held September 9. Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery SC Hsiao and Madam Hsiao were invited, along with traditional leader Drille J. Kabua representing Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua, Nitijela Member David Paul, […]

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

GIFF JOHNSON Col. Jeremy Bartel was called to honor by Nitijela Monday in what Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was an unprecedented ceremony in the chamber. Bartel flew into Majuro Monday for the ceremony in the Chamber and was joined by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral for the event. The Nitijela session started off as usual with […]

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