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Neema CEO: Marshall Islands Digital Currency Needs Work to Satisfy US Regulatory Concerns

The Marshall Islands’ government upcoming digital currency, which will be launched in partnership with Israeli startup Neema, still needs work in order to placate United States financial regulators. English-language Israeli media The Times of Israel reported on the currency’s progress on March 9.


Diplomatic switch? Solomon Islands relations with Taiwan or China

The forthcoming national elections in Solomon Islands in April have once again raised the issue of diplomatic relations between the Republic of China (hereafter “Taiwan”) and Solomon Islands. Prime Minister Rick Hou’s political party has said it will review Solomon Islands diplomatic relations with


Taiwan president to visit Palau, Nauru, Marshall Islands next week

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will next week visit the island’s diplomatic allies of Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands, a government official said on Tuesday, with a possible stopover in U.S. territory that would likely anger Beijing.


The Marshall Islands Plans to Raise Its Land to Survive Rising Sea Levels

The Republic of the Marshall Islands isn’t going to allow the rising seas to wipe it off the map. Instead, the islands will attempt to rise above. Literally. President Hilda Heine announced a plan to elevate the country’s islands in an interview with the Marshall Islands Journal Friday, reports RNZ


EU adds UAE, Bermuda to expanded tax haven blacklist

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments adopted a broadened blacklist of tax havens on Tuesday, adding the United Arab Emirates and British and Dutch overseas territories in a revamp that tripled the number of listed jurisdictions.


Taiwan leader to tour Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

BEIJING — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen left Thursday on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. Taiwan has struggled to shore up its dwindling roster of allies as countries are choosing instead to establish relations with Beijing, which considers the self

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Sessions with Moona Ep. 12: Marshall Islands

Travel to Marshall Islands with Moona Whyte and watch the new episode of “Sessions with Moona”. This time she explores the most remote kite spots and epic surf breaks.


Taoyuan and Marshall Islands sign MOU on agricultural exports

A memorandum of understanding for promoting cooperation in exports of agricultural produce between the Taiwanese region of Taoyuan and the Marshall Islands was signed between a supplier and seller Tuesday, with nine tons of fruit and vegetables to be exported to the Pacific Ocean nation for the firs


“The Last Generation” Honored with Scripps Howard Award and Overseas Press Club Award Citation

The Last Generation, an interactive documentary from FRONTLINE and the GroundTruth Project, has been honored with both the Scripps Howard Award for multimedia journalism and the citation for the Overseas Press Club’s Kim Wall Award. The project offers a close look at climate change in the Marshall I

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Pacific Partnership 2019 Opens in Marshall Islands

MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands (NNS) -- Pacific Partnership 2019, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with an opening ceremony and reception aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditio


The age when you start feeling older depends on where you live: study

Age ain’t nothing but a wildly varying number, science says. A 30-year gap separates countries in terms of how well or poorly people age to a point where they “feel 65,” a new international study published in The Lancet Public Health journal finds.


Solomon Islands look beyond Taiwan alliance as election looms

* Solomon Islands politicians float ending Taiwan alliance. * 1/3 of Taiwan allies are Pacific Islands, seen under pressure. WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, March 21 (Reuters) - As politicians hit the hustings across the Solomon Islands two weeks out from a general election in the South Pacific archipelago, the

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Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Recognizing Marshall Islands Connection With U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC (KFSM) — On Wednesday (Feb. 13) U.S. Senators John Boozman, Tom Cotton, and Congressman Steve Womack introduced a resolution recognizing the strategic importance of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Marshallese people who live in the U.S.


Marshall Islanders find new life in Ottumwa: 'My heart told me to stay'

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Ottumwa English-language-learner teacher, Lauren Herrick has recently noticed there are few locals who can actually point to the Marshall Islands on a map. “I’ve explained it probably to hundreds of people since working here,” Herrick said.


Public Thinker: Stuart Kirsch on Engaged Anthropology

Stuart Kirsch began his career as an anthropologist doing research on myth, magic, and sorcery in the rain forest of New Guinea. His first book, Reverse Anthropology: Indigenous Analysis of Social and Environmental Relations (2006), examines how indigenous peoples draw on their cultural resources to


PATA Micronesia sets Marshall Islands meeting

KOROR, Palau—The 1st Tri-annual Meeting of the Pacific Asia Travel Association Micronesia Chapter will be held on April 2-4, 2019, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. “The PATA Micronesia board and membership are excited to return to the beautiful Marshall Islands for our first meeting of 2019,


GD, Raytheon secure $502 million contract to operate missile test site

(Reuters) - A joint venture of U.S. aerospace and defence companies General Dynamics Corp and Raytheon Co has won a $502 million (384 million pounds) contract to operate the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan ballistic missile defence test site in the Pacific Ocean, the firms said on Monday.


That time the US dropped an atomic bomb on a fleet of 95 ships

In 1946, French fashion designer Jacques Heim released a woman’s swimsuit he called the “Atome” (French for “atom”) – a name selected to suggest its design would be as shocking to people that summer as the atomic bombings of Japan had been the summer before.


2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyze global temperatures in slightly


Scripps Awards winners announced

The Scripps Howard Foundation announced the winners Tuesday in 15 categories of its 66th awards, honoring the best in American journalism from the past year. The winners will be honored April 18 in Cincinnati. The finalists and winners were selected last month during judging at Poynter.