Kenneth Kedi

Nitijela launches 2021 second session

Nitijela launches 2021 second session

WILMER JOEL Nitijela launched the opening of the August session Monday that showed an adequate turnout of 24 members of parliament at roll call, with seven excused and two absent. Members of the diplomatic corps, Colonel Thomas Pugsley and a delegation of USAG-KA officials, private and public sector representatives, church choirs and a sparse turnout […]

Kedi: DEZRA ‘questions answered’

Kedi: DEZRA ‘questions answered’

GIFF JOHNSON “We’ve addressed all the concerns about DEZRA in the floor amendment that was passed (last Friday),” Speaker Kenneth Kedi told the Journal Tuesday this week.Over the past several weeks, legislation to establish the Digital Economic Zone of Rongelap Atoll was criticized or questioned by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, the US-based Financial Volunteer Services […]

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 […]

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 […]

RMI launches Covid vaccines

RMI launches Covid vaccines

GIFF JOHNSONThe Marshall Islands became the first independent nation in the Pacific region to begin Covid-19 vaccinations as a group of high-ranking Marshall Islands leaders joined with Ministry of Health doctors and nurses to be the first to receive the United States government-provided vaccines on Tuesday.The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) delivered to Majuro […]

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 […]

Volunteers in RMI at risk?

Volunteers in RMI at risk?

Journal 10/21/1983 P2 Among other things by Akio Heine Good news (depending, actually, on whether you are dog-haters or dog-eaters (lovers?): the government is now cracking down on stray dogs. But no matter which side you’re on, you can’t deny the fact that there are too many loose canine out there already. In fact, if […]

RRE builds clam facility

RRE builds clam facility

Journal 10/14/1983 P3 Centers for elderly open on Arno, Mejit Two centers for the elderly are scheduled to open this week on Arno and Mejit, according to the Social Services office. The centers will provide a balanced diet to senior citizens in these two areas. P4 Among other things by Akio Heine The Bikini delegation […]

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