Power crisis continues in Majuro

Announced and emergency power outages, and power rationing have governed life in the capital of the Marshall Islands since late last year.  The problem reached an all-time low in January when various areas of Majuro

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Marshall Islands launches public engagement on new Compact deal

While both Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have endorsed their new Compacts of Free Association with Washington, the Marshall Islands just launched its review process Thursday with the first of a

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“When are we going back?” – Nuclear Displacement in the Marshall Islands

Gina Langinbelik Anuntak is a student at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI). She is President of the CMI Nuclear Club, a student association that unites Marshallese students to understand the legacies of the 20th

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Pressure builds at IMO meet for charge on global shipping sector’s CO2 emissions

The European Union, Canada, Japan, and climate-vulnerable Pacific Island states are among 47 countries rallying support for a charge on the international shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions, documents reviewed

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Will Marshall Islands sign the TPNW nuclear ban treaty?

The two teams lined up face to face. Students from the College of Marshall Islands (CMI) and the Majuro campus of the University of the South Pacific (USP) squared off in a mock debate: should the Marshall Islands sign

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Bill to fund U.S. Government includes money to counter China in Pacific 

U.S. congressional negotiators released a bill Sunday that would fund key parts of the government through the rest of the fiscal year, which began in October 2023.  Among provisions in the appropriations package are

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RMI President questions US commitment on COFA funding

Republic of Marshall Islands President, Hilda Heine, has questioned whether the Marshalls have reached a crossroads in its relationship with the United States. As Marshallese gathered to commemorate Nuclear Victims

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Tackling nuclear legacies, 70 years after Bravo

On 1 March 1954, the US government exploded a thermonuclear weapon on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, codenamed Bravo. The test had an explosive yield of nearly 15 megatons, a thousand times more powerful than the

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U.S. Senate fails to add Compact Funds to aid package

A last-minute bipartisan effort to add key funding aimed at countering China in the Pacific has failed in the U.S. Senate even as a US$95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan moved forward. A renewal of

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Micronesian leaders warn ‘competitive political actors’ exploiting delays in U.S. funding

Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, which occupy a militarily strategic expanse of the western Pacific, have warned that delays to U.S. financial assistance have created opportunities for “competitive

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Huge rogue waves smash into remote U.S. military base in Pacific

“Gigantic” waves swamped parts of a key U.S. military facility in the middle of the Pacific Ocean last weekend, causing damage that will take months to repair, according to a U.S. Army report. A video posted on X

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