Micronesia

Suicide rate has gone up

Suicide rate has gone up

Journal 7/30/1976 P1 Nauru shot Key members of the Marshalls Political Status Commission went to Nauru this past week at the invitation of Nauru President Hammer De Roburt to be present on island while the South Pacific Forum conducted a meeting. While it is understood the Marshallese representatives will not be participating officially int he […]

FAS citizens engage with legislators in US

FAS citizens engage with legislators in US

As more islanders from the Freely Associated States (FAS) settle in the United States through visa-free terms of the Compact with Washington, island communities are becoming increasingly active with state legislatures seeking recognition and engagement. In the mid-1990s, the US Congress eliminated eligibility of Marshall Islanders, Micronesians and Palauans for federal Medicaid health insurance, and […]

RMI drought intensifies

A drought announcement was issued Friday by US Weather officials, describing increasingly dry conditions to be expected in the Marshall Islands, Palau and Yap as a result of one of the worst El Niño’s to hit the Pacific in recent times. Parts of the Marshall Islands are already into a period of “moderate to severe […]

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Journal 12/3/1976 P1 Micronesia: World’s biggest exclusive ocean economic zone? Elected and traditional leaders from Truk, Ponape, Kusaie, Marshalls, Yap and Palau are attending the first Micronesian Conference of Law of the Sea. Despite differences over the issue of future political status, one question remains: Can the districts agree on a common position on Law […]