Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands domestic air service grinds to a halt

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ----Both Air Marshall Islands or AMI planes are grounded waiting for parts and at least one of them is not expected to be flying until early May.

Marshall Islands sets record for fishing day sales

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The Marshall Islands has sold fishing days for US$7,000 — setting a price record for the country since a vessel day scheme or VDS went into force five years ago.

Cartagena group expresses climate action optimism: Marshall Islands foreign Minister

Mon 07 Apr 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- — An international climate meeting in Marshall Islands last week has “forged a common purpose around a set of objectives” for a new global climate agreement, said Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum on Friday.

Marshall Islands won't give up war on climate change

Wed 02 Apr 2014 -

MAJURO,Marshall Islands TV3) ---Rising sea levels and increasing temperatures caused by human activity was a key finding of a seven-year report by a UN panel on climate change released Monday.

Marshall Islands minister unsure of Australia's stance on climate change

Wed 02 Apr 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands -----The foreign minister of Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum, says he's extremely disappointed by Australia's approach to climate change.

Marshall Islands President first to commit to Ban's climate summit

Wed 02 Apr 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ------The President of the Marshall Islands is the first world leader to confirm his attendance at Ban Ki-moon‘s climate change summit this September.

Japan gives Marshalls second $2 million grant in 2014

Wed 26 Mar 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- Japan will be providing the Marshall Islands with its second US$1.95 million grant to purchase water-making and other equipment for the islands.

CNMI got ‘jacked,’ fishery management council is told

Fri 21 Mar 2014 -

SAIPAN, Marshall Islands ----- The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, which has authority over federally managed fisheries in Hawai`i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Pacific remote island areas, began its week-long meeting March 17 and 18 at the Fiesta Resort on ...

No-confidence motion defeated in Marshall Islands

Wed 19 Mar 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ----- The second no-confidence motion in four months brought against government of Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was defeated Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 17-13, with three members of parliament absent.

King tide floods Marshall Islands capital

Mon 03 Mar 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- A high tide energised by storm surges has flooded many parts of Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, and weather officials have warned of more flooding with tonight's high tide.

Marshall Islands wants U.S. to resolve unfinished H-bomb legacy

Mon 03 Mar 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak has called on the United States to resolve the “unfinished business” of its nuclear testing legacy in the western Pacific nation.

Marshall Islands voids nomination of al-Sayyed to UNESCO

Mon 17 Feb 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- The Marshall Islands on Wednesday rescinded a controversial nomination to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of a former Lebanese security chief who is a suspect in the assassination of Lebanese ex-Premier Rafik Hariri in 2006.

MARSHALLS CREATES NEW CORPORATION TO REVITALISE INVESTMENT

Tue 11 Feb 2014 -

Marshall Islands has established a new corporation to actively promote investments and exports, in order to,increase the country’s economic growth. It will work hard to arrest low growth the,country has been experiencing - an underlying cause of the slow pace of social,and economic development.

Villagers in Marshalls take care of Mexican castaway

Mon 03 Feb 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- Two days after a Mexican castaway washed ashore on an isolated atoll in the Marshall Islands following an over 8,000 mile drift, local officials say he is gaining strength but cannot walk without help.

POKAJAM STEPS DOWN AS PNG FISHERIES BOSS

Mon 03 Feb 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — A long-serving Papua New Guinea fisheries chief who is expected to step down this week was recognized Wednesday for “transforming fisheries” in his country and for his regional advocacy on behalf of island nations’ fishing interests.

US Navy secretary to visit Marshalls

Mon 27 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The United States secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, will visit Majuro later this week, the highest-ranking Defense Department official to visit Majuro in several years.

Marshall Islands government takes drastic action in health ministry

Fri 24 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — A major investigation into allegations that Marshall Islands Ministry of Health workers accepted bribes for contract awards has prompted the Public Service Commission to take the unprecedented action of designating the government’s chief secretary as interim secretary of health.

School attendance major issue in Marshall Islands

Tue 21 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — Is poor school attendance in the Marshall Islands the result of schools lacking a “fun environment” or parents being uninterested in their children’s academic progress — or a combination of both?

First deportation of 2014 is to be first of many in Marshalls

Mon 20 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- The deportation of a South Korean national from the Marshall Islands is to be the first of many, said the chief of immigration on Friday.

2014 is our climate moment

Opinion by Christopher Loeak, Marshall Islands President
Wed 15 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- Few leaders can say that the decisions taken in 2014 will play a big part in determining whether their country will still grace the world map at the end of this century. I can. Lying at an average of just two metres above sea level, my ...

Marshall Islands President pleads for action on climate change

Wed 15 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---ThePresident of the Marshall Islands has pleaded with world leaders to take serious action on climate change this year.

Marshall Islands waste-to-energy proposal presented to cabinet

Fri 10 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- A waste-to-energy project proposal for Majuro was presented to the cabinet by WEST or Waste to Energy System and Technology Co. Ltd. on Tuesday.

Army’s missile test range in Marshalls gets home broadband

Fri 20 Dec 2013 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- Kwajalein Atoll in Marshall Islands boasts some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment for missile testing, including a dedicated fiber optic cable so technicians can manage missile missions in “real time” from the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.

Marshall Islands public schools have new roadmap

Tue 17 Dec 2013 -

MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- The Marshall Islands Ministry of Education has a new road map for school improvement in the country and the challenge for 2014 will be rolling it out.

December 2013

NUCLEAR CHAMPION Our 2013 Person of the Year

Giff Johnson

---------- ISLANDS BUSINESS has chosen Darlene Keju-Johnson as its 2013 PACIFIC PERSON OF THE YEAR in recognition of her combination of fearless advocacy with island-style innovation that isn’t “merely relevant” in 2013. Seventeen years after her death in 1996, her words and actions continue to speak to key issues confronting ...