MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- The UN children's fund UNICEF has joined the Marshallese Government in providing emergency assistance to the nation's severely drought-affected areas.**
MAJURO, Marshall Islands ----In response to Kiribati breaking ranks from an eight-member western Pacific fisheries bloc in 2012, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement have issued a strong statement at their annual meeting reconfirming a commitment of all eight members to enforce fishing limits this year.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- A Majuro-based long line fishing boat has had its fishing license suspended after it was caught with shark fins on board last week by a police boarding party.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---— On an atoll in the western Pacific that most people have never heard of, trees are falling into the lagoon, roads are washing out, and school buildings are increasingly threatened by rising seas.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands -- A state of disaster has now been declared in the Marshall Islands as a prolonged severe drought in the far north islands worsens, putting lives at risk.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- The government power utility in the Marshall Islands has launched an aggressive campaign against illegal power use in the nation’s capital.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- The Marshall Islands continues to struggle in its effort to reduce high rates of tuberculosis and Hansen’s Disease.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- People of the Republic of the Marshall Islands now have a clear picture of child protection issues thanks to the first child protection study for their country and the Northern Pacific.
WASHINGTON, USA --- The World Bank launched its first Country Partnership Strategy with the Government of the Marshall Islands, beginning its support to strengthen the Pacific Island nation’s economy and reduce poverty.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- The Marshall Islands cabinet endorsed new 10-year terms for Supreme Court and High Court chief justices, and a resolution confirming them was approved by the Nitijela, or parliament, last Thursday.
The level of Marshall Islands’ offshore loan debt is impressive—over US$120 million— for a country that had revenue of only US$107 million for the fiscal year 2011.
What is remarkable in modern urban planning in the Pacific islands—everything from education and health to economic development—is the lack of appreciation for cultural skills and pride as key foundational building blocks for success.
The Marshall Islands could see a revamp of a tax system that it has employed for more than a quarter of a century if the Nitijela (parliament) backs legislation recently introduced to the body.
The issue of privatizing government services—or allowing competition—in the Marshall Islands has been debated on-and-off for two decades with little result.
Both Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are at the midway point in the 20-year Compacts of Free Association with the United States, and what is clear is that both nations are still dependent on the US government for a majority of their budgets.
Nauru’s Our Airline will begin regular air service to Majuro in early December following the signing of an agreement between the air carrier and the Marshall Islands government in early November.
The Pacific ocean is unimaginably vast. It contains more than 20,000 islands of all shapes and sizes.
The Marshall Islands is one of the most aid-dependent nations in the world, with 70 percent of its national budget funded by donors.
A United Nations Special Rapporteur will release his report on the United States nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands when the UN Human Rights Commission opens its session in mid-September in Geneva.
Nearly one-third of all Marshall Islanders today live in the United States, attending school, working and seeking opportunities that do not exist in their poverty-ridden home. But an increasing number of islanders are finding out that the special relationship between Washington and this western Pacific nation that provides them visa-free ...
The annual summit of Presi dents in the north Pacific in early July agreed to pursue two innovative climate change response strategies and reached agreement on several regional organization proposals.
Thirty years ago, Majuro was a regular stop for Air Nauru, which flew a fleet of Boeing 737s into Pacific and Asian destinations. But the days when the Nauru government burned $20 million a year to subsidize its national airline are long gone, and so is Air Nauru.
The investigation of the United States’ nuclear test legacy in the Marshall Islands by a United Nations Special Rapporteur has for the first time put the issue under a microscope from a human rights perspective.
The United States’ renewed interest in the region in the wake of big Asian powers digging in their heels deeper in the Pacific Islands and dropping their heavy anchors in the vast, rich ocean around them is what may bring closure to a serious, long-standing problem in the Marshall Islands.
- Indonesia: Indonesia and PNG plan joint exploration in border areas
- New Zealand: Situation for Pacific people in NZ unlikely to affect migration: academic
- Norfolk Island: Concerns in Norfolk about relaxed immigration
- Australia: UN refugee agency faults Australian policy
- Fiji: Fiji PM promises tough action on trouble-makers