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Nuclear atolls: Momentum building

Nuclear atolls: Momentum building

GIFF JOHNSON Leaders of nuclear test-affected atolls described their first meeting as a group with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral late last week as “productive and positive.” Coupled with a meeting the nuclear atolls had with President David Kabua earlier last week, they feel there is momentum building for dignified solution to the US nuclear weapons […]

Close call on Covid

Close call on Covid

GIFF JOHNSON The US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll had its first long-distance brush with coronavirus when one of the 15 base workers scheduled to return this week tested positive for Covid-19 in Honolulu prior to departing for Kwajalein. Contract tracing by Army authorities identified three others in the intending repatriation group to have had contact […]

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 […]

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 […]