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President’s Office Newsletter

President’s Office Newsletter

In early August, 2016, the Office of the President launched a newsletter called Kidid Kwōjkwōj. In her welcome to the new publication, President Hilda Heine explained the meaning of the title: “In the olden days, when Kidid, a wandering tattler, visited our islands, people believed that was a sign of good tidings. Kwōjkwōj means communion or feast. Through this Read More

 
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National Government

The Constitution of the Marshall Islands entered into force on May 1, 1979, at which time the parliament chose Iroij Amata Kabua to be the country’s first president. In 1983, the Marshall Islands signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States, which entered into force in 1986. Under the Compact, the country is Read More

 
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Nitijela members

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Dr. Hilda Heine was sworn as President of the Marshall Islands. Speaker Kenneth Kedi and Vice Speaker Jejwarick Anton remain in their posts following the resignation of Casten Nemra following a successful vote of no-confidence Tuesday. The following are the Ministers of Cabinet: Minister in Assistance: Mattlan Zackhras Minister of Foreign Affairs: Read More

 
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Immigration Guidelines

Immigration Guidelines

The following are the guidelines for entering RMI: 1. Generally, an application for a visa should consist of the following:  (i) Completed application form (with two recent passport size photos)  (ii) Passport (valid for at least 6 months)  (iii) Supporting documents:         (i) Letter from applicant – stating the purpose and duration of visit        Read More

 
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Election Info: Candidates, Postal

Election Info: Candidates, Postal

Tuesday, December 15, 2015: Here’s a link to the final (unofficial) results on this site. Follows is what I posted to help voters leading up to the election: Note that to vote, Marshallese citizens needed to have registered by December 31, 2014. Below are documents showing who the candidates are, the postal application form for registered voters living Read More

 
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Chairs of RMI’s Standing Committees

Chairs of RMI’s Standing Committees

The Nitijela’s Speaker Kenneth Kedi in late February named the chairs of the RMI’s standing committees, of which there are seven. Appropriations Committee: Kwajalein Senator David Paul Public Accounts Committee: Likiep Senator Leander Leander, Jr. Health, Education and Social Affairs: Kwajalein Senator Alvin Jacklick Ways and Means: Maloelap Senator Bruce Bilimon Judiciary and Government Relations: Jaluit Read More

 
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President Resigns After Vote

President Resigns After Vote

To be updated. Watch this space!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016: President Casten Nemra stood down today following a vote of no confidence with the numbers 21 to 12. Nitijela Counsel Divine Waiti confirmed for Speaker Ken Kedi that a vote for President could be held as early as tomorrow. Earlier notes in the power struggle follow. Friday, January 15, 2016: President Read More