Marshalls’ parliament amends social security amendment legislation

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — In response to an outpouring of complaints about amendments adopted last September to the social security law in the Marshall Islands, the parliament in early March passed a new set of amendments. These have again been criticized — in large part because the parliament held a poorly publicized hearing at which only one member of the public showed up to testify.

It is largely agreed upon that the government’s retirement fund is in financial trouble. This year, the deficit between tax revenue and retirement benefit payments is expected to . . .

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