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New Cabinet members sworn in

New Cabinet members sworn in

Three of the four newly appointed Cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at the ICC Tuesday morning. Chief Justice of the High Court Carl Ingram with Clerk of Courts Ingrid Kabua officiated at the swearing in. This followed a blessing and then brief remarks from President David Kabua. The President described the Cabinet […]

Kedi likes US response

Kedi likes US response

GIFF JOHNSON “On a scale of one-to-10, with 10 being the best, I put my visit to Washington at 9.5,” said Speaker Kenneth Kedi in an interview with the Journal Wednesday this week. The Speaker was in Arkansas at mid-week, following a packed agenda in Washington, DC over several days last week with meetings with […]

More need for hospital

More need for hospital

Journal 5/17/1986 P1 New hospital won’t fix healthcare “Don’t get seriously ill in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It could be the last thing you ever do,” is the lead on a feature story in the Honolulu Advertiser about Majuro hospital. Are people exaggerating the problems when they criticize the old hospital and don’t […]

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Late last week and early this week, Nitijela covered a wide range of territory in the daily sessions.Among topics addressed:• President David Kabua is concerned about heavy out-migration to the US by Marshallese. In comments to Nitijela last Thursday, the President pointed out the latest census shows that every populated island in the RMI has seen […]

Nitijela opens for 2022 session

Nitijela opens for 2022 session

WILMER JOEL Nitijela opened its January session Monday with 26 members of parliament seated at roll call. Members of the diplomatic corps, Kwajalein Commander Colonel Thomas Pugsley and a delegation of USAG-KA officials, private and public sector representatives, Council of Irooj, court judges and several jepta were present along with a sparse turnout from the […]

MISAT results spark debate

MISAT results spark debate

GIFF JOHNSON “Eighth graders’ results a bomb” blared the page one headline in the Journal’s August 28, 2020 edition.Fast forward to this week, and the high school entrance results are out with almost exactly the same result as last year. In 2020, only 109 — 12.5 percent — out of 868 taking the test managed […]

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 […]

Nitijela returns briefly

Nitijela returns briefly

WILMER JOEL Nitijela kicked off its Monday session with a wide range of reports from the President and Cabinet ministers. The members returned to session for one day after a several week break for public hearings and other activities. Joining the Nitijela leaders were the officers and representatives of the Taxi Drivers Association who met […]

RMI cuts quarantine time

RMI cuts quarantine time

GIFF JOHNSON Important developments on the Marshallese repatriation program include a shortening of the quarantine time and increased numbers of people returning. At last Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, RMI leaders endorsed a Ministry of Health and Human Services/National Disaster Committee recommendation to reduce the quarantine time at Kwajalein from three to two weeks. Coupled with the […]

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