Block Party gives back HILARY HOSIA The famed Majuro New Year Block Party lived up to its reputation yet again this year as evident by thousands of participants enjoying the contagious festival — even families from Nauru, Pohnpei and Marshallese living abroad flew in for the occasion.
David Alfred made history Saturday in Taiwan, becoming the first Marshall Islander to graduate from I-Shou University, School of Medicine for International Students in Kaoshiung with a degree in medicine. Alfred was the first RMI recipient of ROC government medical school scholarship through the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) and is one of the […]
HILARY HOSIA The Public Accounts Committee launched nine days of hearings Tuesday at the Nitijela Conference Room with the Auditor General and Ministry of Finance first up on the agenda. Based on rapid inquiries from members of the committee chaired by Likiep Senator Leander Leander, Jr., the session heated up minutes after starting. But as […]
GIFF JOHNSON Chemical contamination of fish at Kwajalein Atoll “is a public health concern of epic proportion that we cannot take lightly,” Kwajalein Senator David Paul said in advance of this week’s annual RMI-US military consultation in Majuro. Paul and other RMI officials called for action on the contamination issue at the Joint Committee Meeting […]
Two pieces of legislation introduced to Nitijela would, if passed, amend the RMI election law to eliminate voting by postal ballots for Marshallese who live off-shore and determine leave of absence dates for RMI government employees who stand for election. Bill No. 6 focuses on restructuring the postal ballot section of the law so that […]