David Paul

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 […]

Ebeye celebrates Ribuuk Meto

Ebeye celebrates Ribuuk Meto

Ribuuk Meto received a wild welcome party at Ebeye dock. The first event of Kwajalein Day was the christening of Ribuuk Meto, making its maiden voyage from Majuro to Kwajalein. This christening was unlike Majuro’s, which was, for lack of a better word, dull. Kwajalein folk really topped the bar on celebrating. Women were all […]

Exciting day for Kwajalein

Exciting day for Kwajalein

Kwajalein’s 77th Memorial Day was a hit. The day started with a parade with the Kwajalein High School marching band playing from the Ebeye dock. The policed marched along with all the officials. Kwajalein High School band did a great job kicking up excitement. The motto for this year’s event was “Akbel jen wa,” which […]

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 […]

$257.7m budget with Nitijela

$257.7m budget with Nitijela

Finance Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. introduced a $257.7 million FY2021 budget to Nitijela last Thursday. It is nearly $40 million above the $219 million budget for FY2020. The Nitijela Appropriations Committed launched daily hearings on the budget Monday this week. The budget includes money for a new Ministry of Environment, $8.8 million for state owned […]

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

HILARY HOSIA The first Marshallese to re-enter RMI during the lockdown was released Tuesday to the general public following 21 days of strict quarantine at the US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll. Immediately after his release, longtime USAG-KA employee Joe Rubon met with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, Col. Jeremy Bartel, Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua, Kwajalein […]

Power coming to Santo

Power coming to Santo

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in history, power will be available to the people of Ennibur Island, more commonly known as Santo or Third Island on Kwajalein Atoll. The island is home to nearly 1,000 Marshallese, many of whom are children.The development unfolded in a discussion by Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua and President David […]

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