Kessai Note

Australian ambassador arrives

Australian ambassador arrives

WILMER JOEL Australia’s first resident Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Brek Anthony Batley and his wife Mary Palmer arrived in Majuro last Thursday, after two weeks of quarantine at the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll. Straight from their airport arrival, they were both escorted to the International Conference Center where President David Kabua accepted […]

Getting ready for elections

Getting ready for elections

Journal 5/23/1986 P1 Judge to police: Clean up your act The High Court put the police department on notice that it better get its act together or face severe penalties. Chief Justice AD Tennekone’s sharp criticism was triggered by what he said has been a consistent pattern of police being unable to get prisoners to […]

Happy birthday Taiwan

Happy birthday Taiwan

A National Day celebration banquet was hosted by the Taiwan Embassy at the Marshall Islands Resort October 10 to celebrate the birthday of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on October 10 – the Double Ten Day. Representing President David Kabua, who was still in quarantine in Arrak, Minister in Assistant to the President Christopher Loeak […]

Covid checks happily received

Covid checks happily received

The RMI Labor Division handed out the first Covid-19 unemployment relief checks to Marshallese on Monday this week at the Marshall Islands Resort. The funding for the Covid-19 unemployment aid comes through the US CARES Act, adopted earlier this year when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the US. There were 26 initial recipients, including MIMRA […]

Nitijela launches August session

Nitijela launches August session

As Nitijela opened Monday for its final 19 sitting days of the year, the session is getting high visibility from abroad through NTA’s lifestream of the session on its Facebook page. The opening of Nitijela Monday showed a strong turnout of 28 members of parliament (MPs) at roll call, with four excused and one absent. […]

Life on Ebeye unbearable

Life on Ebeye unbearable

Journal 7/19/1983 P4 Complete Bible translation to be celebrated The new translation of the complete Bible will be dedicated Sunday July 24 at Uliga Church. The work of more than 15 years will be dedicated at a celebration service led by the leaders of the United Church of Christ, the Roman Catholic Church, the Assembly […]

Jeton resigns as Minister

Jeton resigns as Minister

Journal 5/13/1983 P1 Senator Jeton Anjain resigns as Health Services minister Minister of Health Services Jeton Anjain Tuesday submitted his resignation from Cabinet citing a conflict of interest to his Rongelap constituents because of 177 (nuclear claims) issues. Anjain said his loyalty goes first to his people and then to the government.  P9 First grads […]

Rien Morris vs WUTMI

Rien Morris vs WUTMI

Journal 5/6/1983 P1 Washington talks Bikini-Kili Magistrate Tomaki Juda and Senator Henchi Balos met with US Vice President George Bush recently at the White House. Both Juda and Balos are in the delegation of Bikinians now on its way to Washington for US Congressional appropriation hearings, 177 talks, and United Nations Trusteeship Council meetings later […]

‘Enforce law, don’t ban betel nut’

‘Enforce law, don’t ban betel nut’

HILARY HOSIA Irresponsible betel nut chewing and the stains this creates has long been a public health issue in Marshall Islands even before the enactment of the betel nut law in 2010 that prohibits the sale of the stimulant drug. Add Covid-19 and the issue resurfaced in Nitijela — only this time on steroids. So […]

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