Passports available AGain

Passports available AGain

The Attorney General’s office reports the long-awaited passport machine is back in service following arrival of a part. Daily operations will continue as normal where applications for passports are made Mondays and Tuesdays and will be ready for pick up on Fridays. An AG official said that the office would only be accepting 75 passport […]

Japanese gift of water

Japanese gift of water

Japan Ambassador to Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mistuoka and Japan International Cooperation Agency Acting Resident Representative Hironobu Esaki presided over the handover of 15 seawater desalination machines to the Chief Secretary’s office last Friday. Public Works Minister Tony Muller received the donation on behalf of the Marshall Islands government. In his remarks, Ambassador Mistuoka said he […]

WUTMI spreads the word

WUTMI spreads the word

You might have noticed some brightly colored posters and stickers appearing around Majuro, broadcasting some confronting truths about violence against women and girls in the Marshall Islands. You will encounter these orange and purple posters and stickers in government and non-government offices, as well as some private businesses and public spaces throughout Majuro and outer […]

Storm-driven tides cause flooding

Storm-driven tides cause flooding

GIFF JOHNSON King tides and storm surges combined to inundate low-lying areas in the Marshall Islands last week, tossing rocks and debris into roads, backyards and homes. No one was injured and damage was slight compared to flooding over the past two years. But repeated inundations over the past several years in the Marshall Islands […]

Oregon providing healthcare

Oregon providing healthcare

Healthcare benefits for citizens of Compact nations were approved last week by the Oregon State Legislature, and will go into effect on January 1. The history-making COFA Premium Assistance Program legislation was proposed two years ago by CANN — the Compact of Free Association Action National Network — and endorsed by both Republican and Democratic […]

RMI Auditor needs more help

The Auditor General’s office has increased the number of people working but is still significantly short of its goal of 21 people needed to deliver financial and performance audit, and investigate corruption and fraud. It now has 15 staff on board. In Auditor General Junior Patrick’s report to Nitijela that accompanied delivery of multiple completed […]

Nuclear lawsuits move forward

Nuclear lawsuits move forward

The Marshall Islands gained global headlines this week as the government’s cases against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom were launched at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. In addition to Dutch attorney Phon van den Biesen representing the RMI government before the court, former Foreign Minister Tony deBrum spoke to the court, […]

Guam warns of tidal flooding

Guam warns of tidal flooding

GIFF JOHNSON Majuro was warned Tuesday by Guam weather officials to expect king tide flooding from Wednesday through Friday this week. The National Weather Service on Guam issued a “Special Weather Statement” Tuesday warning the combination of the highest tides of 2016 coupled with high winds from a storm that is brewing near Wake Island […]

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