A hearing scheduled for this week in the High Court for two lawsuits seeking to restore voting by postal ballots for off-island Marshallese was cancelled as the judge sent the dispute to the RMI Supreme Court. The two lawsuits had been scheduled for their first hearing in the High Court August 27. Although the plaintiffs […]
Former Marshall Islands Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen was correct in rejecting former Majuro Mayor Mudge Samuel’s request for a recount during the 2015 election, said High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram in an opinion issued at the end of August.
Former Majuro Mayor Mudge Samuel continues to push his appeal of the Chief Electoral Officer’s decision denying his request for recounts and a special election. In an amended notice of appeal filed last month, Samuel raises a series of questions regarding the 2015 national election that he wants the High Court to address. The suit […]
Journal 4/16/1976 P9 The bad news This is a short story, being put in the paper at the last minute because what happened just happened a few minute ago: another young Marshallese man has attempted suicide. He was discovered hanging in a washhouse several buildings from where the paper is printed in Majuro. Fortunately he […]
Former Mayor Mudge Samuel filed two civil lawsuits in the High Court in mid-December attempting to halt certification of the official election results and to get a recount of Majuro votes. Both of Samuel’s motions for a temporary restraining order against Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen were denied by High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram […]
Journal 11/12/1976 P8 Worms eradicated The local Agriculture Department here surely deserves a note of congratulations — thanks to the quick work of district agriculturalist Liki Labi, a serious plague of worms found in a local hydroponic station was taken care of with a suitable pesticide. According to our source, the worms were reported one […]
Monday’s smoothly conducted national election moved into the grind of the ongoing hand count in Majuro and Ebeye early Tuesday morning, where ongoing tabulation meant complete results for all “regular” and “absentee” votes in the Majuro electorate would likely not be available until Friday. In addition to early results showing incumbents being shocked by challengers, […]