Nitijela

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 […]

RMI: Not time for travel

RMI: Not time for travel

“Stay where you are — refrain from traveling to the RMI,” was Health Secretary Jack Niedenthal’s message to people thinking of traveling to the Marshall Islands. He and other health officials spoke to the public about the coronavirus COVID-19 during a media conference in Majuro Wednesday March 11. Majuro hospital chief of staff Dr. Robert […]

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

The Japan Embassy hosted a reception to celebrate the 60th birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Monday this week — the first such celebration for Naruhito’s birthday as the new emperor took up the throne in May of last year. The Japan Embassy held a special “moment of silence” in honor of the late Iroojlaplap Lein […]

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