Nitijela

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 […]

Government to cut payroll

Government to cut payroll

Journal 1/21/1983 P1 Foreign Secretary deBrum: Marshalls’ quest for freedom threatened The United States is holding the Marshallese people hostage in trying to impose a 30-year military regime on the Marshall Islands at the expense of the nation’s freedoms, Marshall Islands Foreign Secretary Tony deBrum said in remarks reported by Pacific Daily News in Guam. […]

Taongi considered for tests

Taongi considered for tests

Journal 1/12/1983 P8 Old age program debated The merit of the Old Age Program was debated January 10 at Nitijela. Some, like Minister of Internal Affairs Wilfred Kendall, Majuro, for one, felt the program was inconsistent with Marshallese culture where relatives take care of the old. Kendall said it is the families responsibility to look […]

David Kabua takes the helm

David Kabua takes the helm

GIFF JOHNSON New RMI President David Kabua was elected Monday by a comfortable Nitijela majority, 20-12.The Nitijela chamber was jam-packed with a standing room-only crowd for the election as the drama of the post-November 18 election came to a conclusion with Monday’s vote. The voting itself lacked the drama of the 2016 Nitijela election that […]

New brewery opens in town

New brewery opens in town

Journal 1/4/1983 P1 Nitijela opens 4th constitutional meet The marshall Islands High School Glee Club sang at Nitijela’s official opening of the 1983 session January 3 with such compositions as “Give me oil in my lamp, I pray,” and President Amata Kabua and other Nitijela members reaffirmed in their speeches the Republic’s commitment to the […]

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