Robson Almen

Postal ballot goes to Supreme Court

Postal ballot goes to Supreme Court

A hearing scheduled for this week in the High Court for two lawsuits seeking to restore voting by postal ballots for off-island Marshallese was cancelled as the judge sent the dispute to the RMI Supreme Court. The two lawsuits had been scheduled for their first hearing in the High Court August 27. Although the plaintiffs […]

Betel nut up in smoke

Betel nut up in smoke

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands National Police burned a large stock of betel nut Tuesday confiscated from stores around Majuro following a series of raids of local businesses initiated three weeks ago. Law enforcement authorities said the contraband was collected from businesses stretching from Laura to the end of the island in Rita. The national law […]

Postal vote revival?

Postal vote revival?

HILARY HOSIA Six senators are backing a move to resurrect postal ballots through Nitijela Bill 91, which was scrutinized during a public hearing broadcast live on national radio V7AB Tuesday from the Nitijela Conference Room. Last year, Nitijela voted to eliminate postal ballots. The termination of postal ballots has caused a ruckus among Marshallese living […]

Mudge sues CEO Almen

Mudge sues CEO Almen

Former Mayor Mudge Samuel filed two civil lawsuits in the High Court in mid-December attempting to halt certification of the official election results and to get a recount of Majuro votes. Both of Samuel’s motions for a temporary restraining order against Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen were denied by High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram […]

All eyes on RMI postal vote

All eyes on RMI postal vote

Election officials worked from mid-morning Tuesday until 5:30am Wednesday December 2 to check and sort all incoming postal absentee ballots that arrived by Monday, the 14-day deadline day for postals. This overnight work pushed the tabulation for postal ballots to Wednesday evening, with Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen announcing the start of postal tabulating from […]