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‘Postals’ remain wildcard for election

‘Postals’ remain wildcard for election

GIFF JOHNSON The November 18 national election is arguably the most significant in the RMI’s history. The vote will elect national leadership that will be responsible to oversee negotiations with the US for post-2023 Compact funding and to guide the RMI through a period of increasingly contentious relations between China and the US, which has […]

Postal vote appeal denied

Postal vote appeal denied

GIFF JOHNSON The question of whether off-island Marshallese would get to vote through some absentee ballot procedure was laid to rest Tuesday this week when the RMI Supreme Court rejected an “emergency motion for rehearing/reconsideration” of the Supreme Court’s decision in early October. The earlier opinion said although Nitijela Law 2016-28 is unconstitutional by eliminating […]

Majuro hit by flooding

Majuro hit by flooding

GIFF JOHNSON Shorelines around Majuro Atoll were repeatedly inundated this past week during high tides that approached all-time records. Flooding began early morning Sunday September 29 and continued at each high tide through Tuesday, when the tide levels began dropping with the new moon phase. “Water level was 20cm (7.8 inches) higher than predicted at […]

US-RMI talks on nukes fail

US-RMI talks on nukes fail

Journal 5/4/1982 P1 US and Marshalls far apart on radiation pact The governments of the United States and the Marshall Islands are still talking about political status matters but negotiations on an agreement on compensation and programs for radiation-affected people have virtually ended. The lawyers for the Marshall Islands Atomic Testing Litigation Project (MIATLP) representing […]

Prepping for disasters

Prepping for disasters

More than forty emergency response experts met in Majuro last week to identify locally-led solutions to overcome logistics challenges that can hinder disaster response in the North Pacific region. Efficient logistics can make or break a humanitarian response, and the workshop focused on ensuring that when the next emergency strikes, affected islanders can respond quickly […]

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

REBECCA LATHROP A workshop, “Forecasting Managing Fishing Revenues,” opened in Majuro on Monday. In his opening remarks RMI Minister of Finance Brenson Wase welcomed the group of 49 participants and stressed the importance and timeliness of the workshop. Wase pointed out that as fishing revenue has increased dramatically over the past ten years and with the […]

Talks aim to empower women

Talks aim to empower women

The Micronesian Women’s Conference opened Tuesday at the University of the South Pacific Conference Center in Majuro. Delegates from the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, and the US territories of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are meeting to identify opportunities and challenges to increase progress towards gender […]

First nuclear legacy conference

First nuclear legacy conference

Following the traditional annual program commemorating Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day at the Meto Court area in front of the capitol building Wednesday morning, the RMI’s first ever nuclear legacy conference opened in the afternoon at the International Conference Center. The theme for the conference was “Charting a Journey Toward Justice.” After an invocation by the […]