Compact of Free Association

Amata goes to bat for RMI

Amata goes to bat for RMI

GIFF JOHNSONThe absurdity of the US State Department’s position that new money under the Compact, purportedly for the Marshall Islands nuclear legacy, cannot actually be used for any purpose related to the nuclear legacy, was pointed out in a letter by American Samoa Congresswoman Amata Radewagen to the chairmen of the two committees in the […]

US forces 177 for deal

US forces 177 for deal

Journal 5/1/1987 P1 Forced to sign 177 Marshall Islands negotiators told the United States that nuclear claims should be settled with individual Marshallese claimants but the US refused, using economic leverage and incentives in the Compact to get the Marshall Islands government to approve the Compact nuclear claims settlement with espousal, said Minister of Health […]

Jeton angers US officials

Jeton angers US officials

Journal 11/15/1985 P1 American UN official enraged by Rongelap Senator’s actions Rongelap Senator Jeton Anjain delivered stinging criticism of the US nuclear testing program and its follow up medical aid to fallout victims in a speech to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York October 30. He accused the US […]

US-RMI: 36 years young

US-RMI: 36 years young

WILMER JOEL The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs put together an event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Friday at ICC. “Let us work together to find the solutions to the challenges that affect us all,” said Ambassador Roxanne Cabral. “Because of our shared history and our […]

Reagan slams new compact

Reagan slams new compact

Journal 9/27/1985 P1 Reagan slams new Compact for giving Marshalls too much There will be no Compact of Free Association by the much publicized October 1 deadline. It has been put on hold by the Reagan administration, which now strongly objects to the planned House-Senate amendments, which give the Micronesians too much. It is the […]

US-RMI seek quick deal

US-RMI seek quick deal

GIFF JOHNSON United States and Marshall Islands leaders said after completing the first round of talks last week that they hope to complete negotiations to renew provisions of an economic and security treaty by the end of this year or early next year. Washington sees extension of funding packages under compacts of free association with […]

Friendly starts to compact talks

Friendly starts to compact talks

GIFF JOHNSON Nearly three years after the first in-person preliminary discussions were held between the US and the Marshall Islands for a third funding agreement in the Compact, negotiations resumed again this week with a two-day meeting at Kwajalein. The negotiations stalled after these first discussions were held in Pohnpei between President Trump’s Secretary of […]

‘High time’ for ‘dignified solution’

‘High time’ for ‘dignified solution’

WILMER JOEL For nearly 30 years the Marshallese people and government have commemorated March 1 as Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day, an event to remember the horrors, memories, and injustice as a result of 67 nuclear testing by the United States. “Let today not be a time of shaming one another,” said Nitijela Speaker Kenneth Kedi […]

Jaluit knocks off private schools

Jaluit knocks off private schools

WILMER JOEL Jaluit High School became the first outer island high school to win the coveted Jeopardy competition — defeating three private schools to win the title for Education Week.The competition was originally the brainchild of the US Embassy late last year when it hosted the first Jeopardy game in the Marshall Islands focused on […]

Compact set to be signed

Compact set to be signed

Journal 2-8-1985 P1 Reagan anticipates Compact The Reagan administration has cut $98 million out of its territories budget request for fiscal year 1986 in anticipation that the Congress will approve the Compact of Free Association. P2 MIHS Honor Roll First semester seniors: Runiston Gideon, George Hitchfield, Jibella Lamille, Helmer Lang, Jimmy Langley and Clena Pero. […]

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