Hiroshi Yamamura

$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 […]

Nuclear atolls: Momentum building

Nuclear atolls: Momentum building

GIFF JOHNSON Leaders of nuclear test-affected atolls described their first meeting as a group with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral late last week as “productive and positive.” Coupled with a meeting the nuclear atolls had with President David Kabua earlier last week, they feel there is momentum building for dignified solution to the US nuclear weapons […]

Younger candidates take vote lead

Younger candidates take vote lead

Voters want change and new directions for the RMI, two winning candidates told the Journal this week. “The people have spoken and they want change,” said incumbent Majuro Senator David Kramer, who is being returned to office with 2,477 domestic votes in the Majuro electorate. “They want a new government and that is evidenced by […]

VIPs check Woja causeway

VIPs check Woja causeway

HILARY HOSIA The European Union and the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project injected a total of $600,132 to Ailinglaplap for a causeway project in Woja and two 20,000-gallon water catchments in Woja and Buoj islands — projects that were the subject of ribbon cutting ceremonies and visits by President Loeak and a […]