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‘We’re out!’

‘We’re out!’

Following the hotly contested Pacific Islands Forum election for a new Secretary General last week — in which Micronesia’s candidate Ambassador Gerald Zackios lost — the Marshall Islands and its four neighboring nations have thumbed their collective noses at the Forum, saying they are all pulling out of the premier regional body. The move, approved […]

Summit debut for Kiribati, Nauru

Summit debut for Kiribati, Nauru

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in the history of the Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS), Nauru and Kiribati joined Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau for the 18th MPS in Majuro this week. The sub-regional leaders meeting got down to business following a formal opening at Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room Tuesday. Presidents […]