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World-wide Coverage of Marshall Islands Call for "Climate Change" Action

Contributed by YokweOnline on Oct 06, 2013 - 06:37 PM
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World Media Week-in-Review of Marshall Islands Climate Change Declaration:

YouTube: BBC World News: Interview with Minister de Brum
26 Sept – Minister de Brum joins BBC World News.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation

Marshall Islands President Pleads in The New York Times: Don't Let Us Drown
26 Sept – The latest president to pen an op-ed in a major American newspaper is not calling for diplomacy in handling military or nuclear threats, as Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Hassan Rouhani of Iran have done in the last month. This president is asking the world to work together to keep his country from drowning.
Source: National Journal


Marshall Islands' First Lady Leads Delegation to Guam Convention

Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 04, 2012 - 08:21 PM
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By the invitation of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Women Association (FAWA), Republic of the Marshall Islands First Lady Lieom Anono Loeak led a delegation to Guam to attend FAWA's 20th Convention held 25-28 October 2012. FAWA is an international organization that has worked to empower women throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and has been important in establishing partnerships and creating opportunities to enhance women's access to professional development in education, health, business, the private and public sector. This is the second time for RMI to participate in a FAWA Convention, making it eligible to gain FAWA membership status.


Search for Missing Marshall Islands Mariners Suspended

Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 05, 2010 - 10:28 AM
  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariners in the Republic of Marshall Islands - Search launched Nov. 27, they searched more than 115 total hours, covering an area more than 15,580 square miles.
  • Coast Guard turns up second body of group lost at sea in Marshalls - found Baby Kaiko, who was reported to be seven months pregnant when she departed on an overloaded 13-foot boat that capsized in heavy seas.
  • WORLD TEACH: Information on Lost Volunteer - WorldTeach regrets to announce that James De Brueys, a volunteer in the Marshall Islands, has been missing at sea since Friday afternoon, November 26.
  • University alum lost off Marshall Islands in Pacific Ocean - James de Brueys was volunteering as an English teacher for young children as part of the WorldTeach program.
  • As one body found, Marshalls search stepped up - Anwel Anwel, who is said to have been about 20 years old, found many miles from off Arno Atoll in the open ocean, by one of the search boats.
  • Coast Guard Update Two: Still Looking for Survivors - found the capsized vessel of four missing mariners 12 miles southeast of Arno Atoll, Monday.

  • Coast Guard searching for missing mariners in Republic of the Marshall Islands

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 29, 2010 - 08:26 AM
    The Coast Guard is assisting in the search for four mariners in a 15-foot boat reported missing near Majuro, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Saturday. The four missing were on their way from Arno Atoll to Majuro in a 15-foot aluminum hull boat that departed Thursday, then failed to arrive at their destination.

    Marshall Islands' Wants to Set Pace in Climate Change Declarations

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 17, 2010 - 07:50 PM
    Marshall Islands' Wants to Set Pace in Climate Change Declarations



  • The Little Nation That Could Lead by Example -- if It Doesn't Drown First - Marshall Islands' national energy policy that makes solar a priority, and is vying to install solar panels in every household.
  • Mobilising Climate Change Funding in the Pacific Islands Region - SPREP has issued a draft report on the future of funding for climate change in the Pacific region.
  • Marshall Islands Seeks Funds for Seawall - $20 million in international donor funding to launch construction of three miles of seawalls.
  • KBR tasked with Pacific climate probe - giving East Timor, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau and Solomon Islands tools to better identify, manage and mitigate possible environmental threats
  • Tarawa Climate Change Conference (TCCC): Ambo Declaration - Call on developed country Parties to give priority support to capacity building and technology transfer”.

  • College of the Marshall Islands and University of Guam Sign Agreement, Get Grants

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Oct 11, 2010 - 07:49 PM
    College of the Marshall Islands and University of Guam Sign Agreement, Get Grants



  • Guam, Marshalls colleges sign student deal - hopes to double 12 Marshall Islands students currently studying at UOG.
  • Marshalls students eligible for U. Guam - smooths the way for Marshallsstudents to attend four-year university
  • UoG Receives $1.2M Area Health Grant - in partnership with UoH, Guam Community College, College of Micronesia, College of the Marshall Islands.
  • U.S. DOE Gives $1.2 M to UoG CEDDERS To Train Vision Specialists - Students will be recruited from Guam, CNMI, American Samoa, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

  • Marshall Islands Speaks out on Rising Seas and Sinking States

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 12, 2010 - 02:06 PM
    Marshall Islands Speaks out on Rising Seas and Sinking States



  • Fast Start Finance - website supporting immediate action on climate change; RMI Page
  • Marshall Islands looks to speed up access to climate change money - Muller worried that billions of dollars pledged by donors may not reach countries that need it.
  • Letter to the Editor: Islands Under Threat - RMI Ambassador to the U.N responds to TIMES editorial.
  • Center for Climate Change Law: Call for Papers - Conference on Drowning Island Nations: Legal Implications and Remedies.
  • AUDIO: The Legal Rights of Climate Change Victims - Center for Climate Change Law professor Michael Gerrard addresses climate change issues.
  • The Urgent Islands - New York TIMES editorial on sea-rise legal implications.
  • If a Country Sinks Beneath the Sea, Is It Still a Country? - Nobody truly addressing the legal and human rights effects," said Phillip Muller.

  • Murder and Mayhem Shock Marshall Islands' Capital

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 22, 2010 - 11:41 AM
    Murder and Mayhem Shock Marshall Islands' Capital



  • Grisly murder stuns Marshalls capital - Women leaders call for President to take action in RMI where murder remains rare though spouse abuse is rampant.
  • Fatal Stabbing in Majuro - While a group of men played bingo outside a Rita house, inside Emson Makroro was brutally murdered.
  • Calls in Marshall Islands for govt to take action against spousal abuse -The victim, a teacher at the College of the Marshall Islands, had just received her master’s degree.
  • Riot in Majuro Prison - 30 Majuro inmates try to escape jail last week.

  • PNA Nations, Owners of 25% of the World's Tuna Supply, Agree to New Controls

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Apr 28, 2010 - 02:15 AM
    MARSHALL ISLANDS: PNA Nations, Owners of 25% of the World's Tuna Supply, Agree to New Controls



  • Closure of a large area of Pacific Ocean to tuna net fishers planned - Pacific Beat Audio Interview
  • Marshalls and Other PNA Nations Aim for More Tuna Dollars - too many days available and too many boats.
  • PNA Announces date for Closure - of 4 Million Sq Km High Seas Areas to Purse Seing Fishing
  • PNA Office launched in Majuro, Marshall Islands - staff and resources to implement PNA decisions.
  • PNA Ministers Agree - to strengthen fishing limits & cooperate to exchange fishing observers

  • US Department of Interior Issues Grants to Marshall Islands

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 15, 2009 - 03:53 PM
    US Department of Interior Issues Grants to Marshall Islands



  • OIA issues grant for Prior Service Trust Fund - $1 million to support beneficiaries 359 beneficiaries in the CNMI, 753 in the FSM, 236 in the RMI, and 319 in Palau.
  • Interior awards grants for Marshall Islands - $985,235 to continue primary health care for members of the Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utrik
  • Interior Dept. assists Marshall Islands with utility initiatives - $200,000 grant, from the Operations and Maintenance Improvement Program, will help address 10 percent loss from theft and non-payment



  • Marshallese and Micronesians Rally for Continuation of Dialysis and Cancer Treatments

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 30, 2009 - 01:15 PM
    Marshallese and Micronesians Rally for Continuation of Dialysis and Cancer Treatments



  • Health plan faces legal challenge - "constitutional failures" in the adverse action notice
  • Non-U.S. Citizen Group Protests Health Cuts - Governor said she is compassionate toward those affected but her hands are tied.
  • Senator's Letter: Death Sentence - plan was made public only in late July 2009, not enough time to prepare community
  • Marshallese patients will die if benefits cut - Foreign Minister John Silk told Hawai'i Gov. in letter last week
  • VIDEO: Pacific Islander Dialysis Patients Plead for Help - solution if program delayed 6 months.
  • Health care cuts protested - Elma Coleman said she was disappointed no member of the administration came out.
  • State health plan raises alarm - Cutting program to deny dialysis, chemotherapy called a 'death sentence'
  • VIDEO: Pacific Islanders Rally for Health Coverage - plan to no longer pay for chemotherapy and dialysis treatments
  • VIDEO: Micronesian Kidney Patients Losing Treatment - ""Without dialysis, I'm going to die," said Pius Henry.
  • Pacific Islanders Protest at Capitol - Helson Thomas carries sign, "I want to live."

  • Japan Pledges Assistance to Marshall Islands, Pacific Forum Nations

    Contributed by YokweOnline on May 24, 2009 - 12:42 PM
    Japan Pledges Assistance to Marshall Islands, Pacific Forum Nations



  • Japan pledges $528m climate aid to Pacific Islands - Marshall Islands gets solar power generation funding.
  • Tokyo Pacific Islands Centre to promote trade and investment - photos of ground breaking ceremony
  • VIVA Pacific Islanders" exhibition - Trade Exhibition 2009
  • Japan PM urges island leaders to create a beautiful eco-friendly Pacific - photos Pacific Island leaders attending
  • Pacific Leaders call on Japan for leadership in Water and Sanitation - photos of roundtable
  • Pacific leaders praise Japan aid, call for more - Marshall Islands ability to provided drinking water and adequate sanitation is “constrained by lack of money, skills and transfer of technology"

  • Marshall Islands Gets Healthy Assistance

    Contributed by YokweOnline on May 12, 2009 - 04:26 AM
    Marshall Islands Gets Healthy Assistance



  • Ethno-etiologies of illness and disease in the Marshall Islands - Dr. Carucci and 2 undergraduate research assistants will

    conduct field research on Enewetak Atoll, July 9-August 15
  • Tripler program provides flu shots to Pacific islanders
  • New campaign promotes healthy eating habits - Educational materials to help prevent obesity to be translated into Marshallese
  • The Canvasback Diabetes Wellness Clinic is the place to be - ur cooks are preparing meals for the President of the Marshall islands
  • Mercy & Miracles - Canvasback Missions medical team conduct clinics, surgery on Ebeye
  • Man makes medical mechanics his mission - Lengyel also shared his expertise with Ebeye Hospital staff members so they can better operate and repair their equipment.
  • Angwin dermatologist brings medical care to remote island - Isaacs saw and treated between 20 and 30 patients a day, many with fungal infections involving the whole body.

  • Marshall Islands and Regional Leaders Join Forces in Energy, Environmental Issues

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 06, 2009 - 01:27 AM
    Marshall Islands and Regional Leaders Join Forces in Energy, Environmental Issues



  • Marshall Islands seeks energy security - Majuro Energy Declaration 2009 will provide valuable input
  • Marshall Islands copra makers set a record a production for 2008 - 7,641 tons of copra was produced in 2008
  • FAO encourages Pacific root crop flour production - Samoa and the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu has been exploring the use of cassava
  • Pacific nations celebrate World Wetlands Day - Designated wetlands sites include the Jaluit Atoll Conservation Area in the Marshalls.
  • NMI environmental leaders take part in region-wide retreat - 20 participants include Marshall Islands Conservation Society's Steve Why
  • Pacific states to join forces on tuna - Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority director Glen Joseph says countries will consult on measures to make more money

  • Marshall Islands: UN, CDC, WHO, Pacific Forum and Regional News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 17, 2009 - 12:52 AM
    Marshall Islands: UN, CDC, WHO, Pacific Forum and Regional News



  • Marshall Islands Hosts UN-Sponsored Sanitation Workshop - encourage adaptation, replication of innovative practices
  • U.S. Insular Areas And FAS Receive Historic Preservation Grants - Marshall Islands $86,217
  • Pacific's stability threatened by Beijing-Taipei recognition battle - the new president questioned maintaining ties
  • U.S. To Fund HPV Vaccination Campaign In Micronesia Region - second most prevalent cancer in the Marshalls
  • Japan providing first-ever cash grant to Marshalls - a $2.2 million grant to support energy needs
  • Guam gears up for suit vs feds - David Cohen on FAS: "I don’t agree Guam is owed $400 million"
  • Floods in Pacific Islands - World Health organization update
  • PNG to host forum leaders for talks on fiji - Retreat begins January 27, 2009

  • Marshall Islands and Regional Featured News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 19, 2008 - 08:24 AM
    Marshall Islands and Regional Featured News



  • Superbly Marshalled Programme Creates Successful Visit - Plans to host a major regional table tennis event on Majuro
  • Pacific NGOs Prepare for the UN Commission on the Status of Women - 4-day training in Nadi
  • Walking down cyber streets in the Pacific - 2000 to 2008 the Marshall Islands' Internet use increased 340 percent

  • Marshall Islands: Government Trust Funds, Visits, and Legislation

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 18, 2008 - 09:00 AM
    Marshall Islands: Government Trust Funds, Visits, and Legislation



  • Marshall Islands Trust Funds Hit By U.S. Stock Market Plunge - MISSA lost lost $2.1 million in September
  • H.E. President Litokwa Tomeing met with Taiwan delegation - representative of Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP).
  • S. 1756 Reported, Placed on Calendar - with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

  • Marshall Islands Sports and Health News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 01, 2008 - 04:39 PM
    Marshall Islands Sports and Health News



  • Pohnpei Team Sets New Marlin Record In Majuro - Alex Tretnoff's massive record-breaking 794-pound marlin
  • Marshalls Billfish Club - 16th Annual All-Mic Photos and round-up report
  • The lesser-known great stories of Beijing 2008 - As Asafa Powell won his heat of the 100m, Roman Cress of the Marshall Islands went totally unnoticed.
  • How Some Other Olympic Stories Ended - Anju Jason coolly accepted his fate after losing to the British junior champion
  • Oceania in Beijing Newsletter (Marshall Islands) - Oceania Women in sport luncheon and other news in photos
  • Defeating Diabetes: Lessons From the Marshall Islands - some participants making remarkable recoveries and others slowly regressing.

  • Off-island Marshallese Share Culture and Find Opportunities

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 25, 2008 - 03:12 PM
    Off-island Marshallese Share Culture and Find Opportunities



  • SPRINGDALE Swears In First Marshallese Officer - Gomez Zackious became the first Marshallese speaker
  • PHOTOS: Gomez Zackious, city's first Marshallese police officer. - sworn in to the Springdale Police Department on Tuesday
  • SPRINGDALE : 7 new officers include city’s first Marshallese - not the first Marshallese applicant, but the first to make it through testing.
  • SPRINGDALE: On the Road for Literacy - Lee Elementary in Springdale mobile library van will be ready to begin making its rounds during the second week of June.
  • GUAM: Center will help Micronesians join work force - assist Micronesians in obtaining higher-paying jobs and assimilation into community
  • SAIPAN: CNMI welcomes Oceania Athletics Championship - Competitors from 19 different countries
  • LONG BEACH: Pacific Islander Festival - featured Marshallese Coconut Weavers - Greta Briand and island dancers
  • SALEM: Enjoy an adventure without leaving Salem - World Beat Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, in Riverfront Park

  • Marshall Islands President Welcomed by Marshallese in Arkansas

    Contributed by YokweOnline on May 24, 2008 - 09:35 PM
    Marshall Islands President Welcomed by Marshallese in Arkansas



  • Marshallese officials visit area’s islanders - President Tommeing accompanied by his wife, Arlin; Phillip Muller, the Marshall Islands’ ambassador to the United Nations; and Ben Graham, the country’s ambassador to the United States.
  • Marshallese Gather To Celebrate - President Announces New Consulate Coming To Springdale. Both President Tomeing and DeBrum said problems facing the Marshallese community in the United States include health care, education and learning the life skills needed to get by in a new world that is in many ways foreign to them.
  • PHOTO: Litokwa Tomeing, president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands - Greeted Saturday by members of Northwest Arkansas' Marshallese community at Jones Center
  • Springdale High School Graduation - RMI President Litokwa Tomeing and first lady Arlin Tomeing, grandson received his diploma.
  • A Special Celebration - President Tomeing displayed his respect for both countries on his chest. "He's wearing a lapel pin that has an American flag and the Marshallese flag so that speaks volumes," says State Senator Bill Pritchard.
  • VIDEO: Marshallese Celebrate 29 Years Of Self-Government - Local live TV from Northwest Arkansas covers opening ceremony with President Litokwa Tomeing and Minister Tony deBrum

  • Marshall Islands, Micronesian Agreements, Meetings and Updates

    Contributed by YokweOnline on May 18, 2008 - 05:32 PM
    Marshall Islands, Micronesian Agreements, Meetings and Updates



  • Marshall Islands accedes to five UN treaties on marine pollution and safety - one of the world’s major shipping nations
  • Palau to host Micro Games in 2010 - Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee rejected it because of lack of sport facilities.
  • 10th Annual Conference of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) - Chief Secretary Casten Nemra chaired the Conference.
  • APA Aims To Move Plane Monday - transports large volumes of yellowfin tuna from Micronesia and Marshalls
  • Earthrace at crucial stage - two stops away from its midway point at the Marshall Islands
  • Pacific Bank Names New Board, Aims For Increased Membership - Finance Minister Jack Ading attended, RMI invited to join

  • Marshall Islands Court, Legislative, Health and Economic Updates

    Contributed by YokweOnline on May 13, 2008 - 09:16 AM
    Marshall Islands Court, Legislative, Health and Economic Updates



  • Case against Marshalls 201 stays - partly owned by the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) and Koo's Fishing Co
  • NMI, Guam asked to join Hawaii in Compact-Impact request- form a coalition to effectively compete with mainland states
  • Global warming on next APIL agenda- will be discussed at the association's board meeting in the Marshall Islands in November
  • 'Update study on health of Pacific islanders'- Chief executives have written Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye to lobby for another Institute of Medicine report on the health status of the U.S.-associated islands in the Pacific.
  • National Planner Says People Need 'Financial Relief'- Called for reducing or eliminating student registration fees for public schools

  • Marshallese in the News at Home and Abroad

    Contributed by YokweOnline on May 06, 2008 - 08:55 AM
    Marshallese in the News at Home and Abroad



    Della W. Nakamoto, originally from the Marshall Islands, is Vice President and Account Executive Insurance Services for the Bank of Hawaii. Her article, "Are You Insured Against Employee Lawsuits?" is featured in this month's Hawaii Business Magazine. Read more about this and other Marshallese updates:


    Marshall Islands Government and Political News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Apr 25, 2008 - 09:13 AM
    Marshall Islands Government and Political News



  • Air Marshall Islands Gets First Plane Airborne After 6 Months - Using $1.6 million in special grants Taiwan
  • AMI relinks the outer islands - "We had a full flight inbound" from Jaluit, Kili
  • Marshall Islands to see Wang at nat'l celebrations - May 1 National Day celebrations on President Chen Shui-bian's behalf
  • Senate Bill Not Dead - Stayman said the political environment less favorable for passage of S. 1756
  • Micronesian chief executives meet today in Palau - Minister Tony DeBrum arrived on Wednesday.

  • States Need More Fed Help for Marshallese, Micronesian Migrants

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Apr 03, 2008 - 10:36 AM
    States Need More Fed Help for Marshallese, Micronesian Migrants



  • Micronesians moving north - Hilda Heine and Ben Graham have high hopes for today's "Micronesian Voices in Hawai'i" conference.
  • The Invisible People With Cancer Are Least Likely to Get Quality Care - Palau, Guam, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, CNMI list cancer as one of the top three causes of death.
  • Islands focus on migration problem - engaging with Hawaii state officials to address the problems that have largely been ignored,

  • Marshalls to pressure US for service access - US needs to increase the funds it makes available to the states, or make Marshallese citizens eligible for federal programmes.
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