Nitijela

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 […]

Nitijela honors Enewetak ‘veterans’

Nitijela honors Enewetak ‘veterans’

Before adjourning last month, Nitijela adopted 11 resolutions, including honoring the Americans who worked on the nuclear test cleanup at Enewetak.These include: • Resolution 15, Radiological Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll, 1977-1980, recognizing the American military and civilian workers who participated in the cleanup. • Resolution 16, Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial Documents in […]

Bwiji, Ronnie vie for Cup

Bwiji, Ronnie vie for Cup

Journal 7/5/1983 P1 Are you registered to vote? Voter registration is now open for the 7 September plebiscite on the Compact of Free Association and the November Nitijela elections. Chief Electoral Officer Shiro Riklon said there are about 12,000 voters presently registered. He estimates there are 2,000 to 3,000 eligible voters who are not registered. […]

‘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 […]

Nitijela backs RASAR plan

Nitijela backs RASAR plan

The Nitijela adopted a resolution in support of the Rongelap Atoll Special Administrative Region (RASAR) late in the evening March 20, the night it wrapped up the first session of 2020. The resolution declares that “Nitijela views with favor the idea of creating a special administrative region on Rongelap Atoll in order to promote investment […]

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