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Komol to ROC-Taiwan for support

Komol to ROC-Taiwan for support

During the 2016 ROC-Taiwan Midshipman Training and Cruising Squadron visit, Ambassador Winston Chen presented a gift to RMI in  the form of a budgetary support check for $1.8m. “This gift to the people and Government of the Marshall Islands is for budgetary support as a token of appreciation to enhance our already strong relationship,” Ambassador […]

Nuclear lawsuit testimony ends

Nuclear lawsuit testimony ends

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) wrapped up oral arguments last Wednesday in the preliminary phase of the nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Marshall Islands against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases on nuclear disarmament ever heard at […]

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 […]

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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