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Documentary says Amelia Earhart may have survived crash landing in the Marshall Islands

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Marshall Islands President appeals to Pacific governments to grow their economies by empowering women
These were the words of Her excellency, President Dr Hilda Heine, of Republic of Marshall Islands during her keynote at the opening of the 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women in Fiji last night. “We simply cannot afford to leave out, or in some cases exclude, half the population of our economies,” President Heine said. “It is bad economic policy no matter which way you look at it   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands hearing programme praised
Following a recent visit to Ebeye and Majuro, Marcus Gaffney, the team leader from CDC's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) section and Eric Cahill, a health scientist also with CDC, joined audiologist Ray Miner for the visit to both islands, where they engaged with EHDI Coordinator Chinilla Pedro and hospital staff providing the services for babies and children. Mr Miner is taking over grant management of the program from Jean Johnson, a University of Hawaii professor who retired last month after overseeing the EHDI program since its inception in Marshall Islands in 2011   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands hearing programme praised
A team from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says it is impressed with the work of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program in the Marshall Islands. Following a recent visit to Ebeye and Majuro, Marcus Gaffney, the team leader from CDC's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) section and Eric Cahill, a health scientist also with CDC, joined audiologist Ray Miner for the visit to both islands, where they engaged with EHDI Coordinator Chinilla Pedro and hospital staff providing the services for babies and children   Read More ...
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Tributes for Marshall Islands leader ‘who got things done’
A long-serving member of the Marshall Islands parliament who was a key figure in successful grassroots development and who led the country's engagement in global climate action died Tuesday in Taipei. Mattlan Zackhras, 47, who had represented Namdrik Atoll in the Marshall Islands parliament since January 2004, died of heart failure at Shuang Ho Hospital in Taiwan after being medically evacuated from Majuro on an air ambulance the day before   Read More ...
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Human traffic: illegal adoptions out of Marshall Islands
The United States government has flagged as a 'concern' an apparent increase in illegal adoptions of Marshall Islands babies in the US. The Marshall Islands government has also expressed worry about offshore adoptions that are not going through the country's established legal processes. It has sought the co-operation of Hawaii authorities to prevent trafficking in persons. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper recently quoted a number of Hawaii health care providers saying pregnant Marshallese women come to Hawaii in small groups, "assisted by the same Marshallese facilitator, who handles translation and power of attorney services and accompanies them to their medical appointments   Read More ...
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Amelia Earhart Photo Taken Years Before Disappearance: Reports
Majuro, Marshall Islands: A photograph supposedly showing Amelia Earhart alive in the Marshall Islands in 1937 that caused a stir earlier this month is from a Japanese book published years before the famed aviatrix disappeared, a military expert said Wednesday. The blurry image apparently showing a white woman sitting on a Marshallese dock generated worldwide interest when it was included in a History Channel documentary screened last weekend   Read More ...
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'Earhart' photo taken years before disappearance: expert
Majuro (Marshall Islands) (AFP) - A photograph supposedly showing Amelia Earhart alive in the Marshall Islands in 1937 that caused a stir earlier this month is from a Japanese book published years before the famed aviatrix disappeared, a military expert said Wednesday. The blurry image apparently showing a white woman sitting on a Marshallese dock generated worldwide interest when it was included in a History Channel documentary screened last weekend   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands-based military expert casts doubt on Earhart photo claims
MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS – A Marshall Islands-based military expert has cast further doubt on claims that a blurry photograph shows famed U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart alive in the territory in 1937. The fate of the legendary American and her navigator, Fred Noonan, during their round-the-world flight is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, and has fascinated historians for decades. Earhart and Noonan vanished on July 2, 1937, after taking off from Lae, Papua New Guinea, and the prevailing belief is that they ran out of fuel and ditched their twin-engine Lockheed Electra in the Pacific Ocean near remote Howland Island   Read More ...
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Military expert casts doubt on Earhart photo claims
Majuro (Marshall Islands) (AFP) - A Marshall Islands-based military expert has cast further doubt on claims that a blurry photograph shows famed US aviatrix Amelia Earhart alive in the territory in 1937. The fate of the legendary American and her navigator Fred Noonan during their round-the-world flight is one of aviation's greatest mysteries, and has fascinated historians for decades. Earhart and Noonan vanished on July 2, 1937 after taking off from Lae, Papua New Guinea, and the prevailing belief is that they ran out of fuel and ditched their twin-engine Lockheed Electra in the Pacific Ocean near remote Howland Island   Read More ...
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Military expert casts doubt on Earhart photo claims
MAJURO, Marshall Islands: A Marshall Islands-based military expert has cast further doubt on claims that a blurry photograph shows famed US aviatrix Amelia Earhart alive in the territory in 1937. "Additionally, there are no Japanese sailors to be seen." 'Laughable' But The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (Tighar), which has spent decades trying to figure out what happened to Earhart and Noonan, also disputes that they are the pair in the photo   Read More ...
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After 6 years, Marshall Islands govt files an audit on time
For the first time in six years, the Marshall Islands government has completed its annual financial audit on time, confirming improvements in the financial accountability system at the Ministry of Finance. The last "on time" audit for the Marshall Islands government was its fiscal year 2010 report that was submitted before the 30 June deadline in 2011. The next five audits were late, some seriously so   Read More ...
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Documentary says Amelia Earhart may have survived crash landing in the Marshall Islands
A photograph appearing in a new documentary is being tauted as possible proof that famed American aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, may have survived the crash landing of their final flight more than 80 years ago. The History channel's new special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence" contends that the photo depicts Earhart and Noonan after they crash-landed in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands teen faces charges over double murder
Criminal charges could be filed soon by Marshall Islands government prosecutors against a teenage suspect in a double murder that happened in the capital, Majuro. The murder of a businessman and his three-year-old daughter sparked outrage in the community and a major police investigation, including help from Guam-based FBI agents who spent several days in Majuro earlier this week. Robert Marques and his daughter Ashley were murdered in late June   Read More ...
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Newly discovered photo suggests that Amelia Earhart may have survived crash landing in the Marshall Islands
(ABC) — A newly discovered photograph suggests that American aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan may have survived the crash landing of their final flight more than 80 years ago. The never-before-seen photo, provided by the National Archives, is presumed to show Earhart and Noonan after they crash-landed in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The photo came from a top secret Navy file, according to a new History channel special “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence   Read More ...
Newly discovered photo suggests that Amelia Earhart may have survived crash landing in the Marshall Islands
A newly discovered photograph suggests that American aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan may have survived the crash landing of their final flight more than 80 years ago. The never-before-seen photo, provided by the National Archives, is presumed to show Earhart and Noonan after they crash-landed in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The photo came from a top secret Navy file, according to a new History channel special "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence   Read More ...
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Marshalls works hard for slight improvement on trafficking issues
The Marshall Islands has worked hard over the past 12 months to improve slightly its poor ranking on fighting human trafficking. The Republic has been among the lowest ranking countries in the US human trafficking reports, which have become a point of contention over the past two years. Our correspondent Giff Johnson said being ranked at the bottom had spurred more activity, like a national plan of action, funding for victim services and awareness raising efforts   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands, FSM, seek answers after citizens shot by US police
Ambassadors from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands are seeking information about their citizens who were shot by police officers in the United States in recent weeks. The FSM's ambassador in Washington, Akillino Susaia, has asked the US State Department for help in accessing information on the shooting deaths of two Micronesians in Tulsa, Oklahoma in early June, while Marshall Islands Ambassador Gerald Zackios is seeking information from the family of Marshall Islander Isaiah Obet, who was shot and killed by police in Auburn, Washington on 17 June   Read More ...
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Marshalls company surprised by arrest
A Marshall Islands-based fishing company has indicated surprise that one of its vessels was recently arrested in Kiribati. A Koo's Fishing Company vessel was arrested last month for a fishing violation that occurred in 2015 and is now being held until the company pays a US$4 million dollar fine. Koo's Majuro manager Eugene Muller said the company had settled the violation through the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and had thought this resolved it   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands tertiary education has new partnership with USP
Tertiary education in the Marshall Islands could be strengthened by a new partnership between the University of the South Pacific and the College of Marshall Islands.   Read More ...
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USP opens new campus in Marshall Islands
The University of the South Pacific will open its new campus in the Marshall Islands today. The $US2 million campus is situated in a renovated section of the Long Island Hotel in Majuro which had previously been acquired by the Marshall Islands government. The government contributed $US500,000 to the renovations while the USP provided the balance. The USP's vice chancellor Rajesh Chandra is in Marshall Islands for the opening   Read More ...
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BRIEF-DHT says Frontline will not pursue lawsuit, seeks new forum in Marshall Islands
* DHT Holdings Inc- Frontline Ltd will not pursue complaint against DHT in supreme court of state of New York originally filed by Frontline on April 18. * DHT Holdings - Frontline filed suit in high court of Marshall Islands, "asserting claims similar to those contained in now-dismissed New York action" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: DUBAI, April 27 Malaysia Airlines is close to launching a new airline that will use its six Airbus A380s to fly passengers undertaking the Muslim pilgrimages of Haj and Umrah, Chief Executive Peter Bellew said   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands marks 71 years since start of US nuclear tests on Bikini
The Marshall Islands today marked the 71st anniversary since the United States began its nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll in 1946. The Marshall Islands president Hilda Heine said "grief, terror and righteous anger" had not faded for Marshall Islanders despite the passage of 71 years. A parade, the ringing of a bell 71 times and speeches by various dignitaries were some of the activities which took place in the capital   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands marks 71 years since start of US nuclear tests on Bikini
The Marshall Islands president Hilda Heine said "grief, terror and righteous anger" had not faded for Marshall Islanders despite the passage of 71 years. A parade, the ringing of a bell 71 times and speeches by various dignitaries were some of the activities which took place in the capital Majuro to mark the National Holiday. A three-day "Nuclear Legacy Conference: Charting a Journey Toward Justice" is also being held in   Read More ...
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Mass TB screeing underway in Marshall Islands
It is the second phase of a project which was launched in November with an outreach awareness and registration programme for about 60 percent of Ebeye's population. The ongoing screening and treatment phase is expected to take up to nine-weeks to complete. The Health Minister Kalani Kaneko said the Marshalls has one of the highest rates of TB in the world and that it was time to do something about   Read More ...
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Mass TB screeing underway in Marshall Islands
A mass screening and treatment programme for tuberculosis is being conducted on densely populated Ebeye Island in the Marshall Islands. It is the second phase of a project which was launched in November with an outreach awareness and registration programme for about 60 percent of Ebeye's population. The ongoing screening and treatment phase is expected to take up to nine-weeks to complete. The Health Minister Kalani Kaneko said the Marshalls   Read More ...
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Women in Marshall Islands more willing to seek protection orders
During the first six weeks of 2017, the Marshall Islands High Court has seen the most ever violence protection requests from women seeking safety from abusive partners. Five cases have been filed so far this year, putting Majuro on track to set a record for domestic violence protection orders. The latest cases include the first-ever jailing of a man for violating a court order to stay 200 feet away from   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands cheque forgery problems highlighted
The Marshall Islands parliament has again been urged to bring in laws to stop cheque forgeries by government workers. The Auditor General Junior Patrick said his office was investigating several reports of government cheque forgeries and abuse of public office. The Auditor General's Office received 17 allegations of illegal activity by government workers early last year, mostly forgery of government cheques. Another six new allegations related to cheque forgeries and   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands declares health emergency
The Marshall Islands has declared a health emergency to respond to recent outbreaks of Hepatitis A and the Zika virus. This allows the government to mobilise resources for prevention work. As of last week, 89 cases of Hepatitis A had been confirmed and 14 more were suspected, pending laboratory confirmation. The Acting President, Mattlan Zackhras, signed the proclamation for the immediate mobilisation of people and resources to mitigate the spread   Read More ...
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More women reporting domestic violence in Marshall Islands
women in the Marshall Islands are reporting domestic violence thanks to a new process for requesting temporary protection orders against abusive spouses or partners. As recently as 2014 not a single protection order was sought but since the introduction of the new process this jumped to 10 in 2015 and rose to 12 in 2016, with two cases already reported this year. Under the new system applicants do not need   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands internet restored
Full internet access appears to have been restored in the Marshall Islands just over three weeks after repair work began on the country's submarine cable. The Marshall Islands experienced a virtual internet blackout during that time, with access rationed for businesses. That was alleviated when telecommunications authorities shifted communications to satellites and bought extra bandwith last week. But RNZI's Marshall Islands correspondent Giff Johnson said the cable was turned back   Read More ...
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Marshall Islands internet restored
The Marshall Islands experienced a virtual internet blackout during that time, with access rationed for businesses. That was alleviated when telecommunications authorities shifted communications to satellites and bought extra bandwith last week. But RNZI's Marshall Islands correspondent Giff Johnson said the cable was turned back on last night following the completion of repairs and testing. "It was turned back on and the explosion of Marshall Islanders appearing on Facebook was   Read More ...
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One of the last Marshall Islands navigators dies
One of the last of a dwindling breed of traditional navigators has died in Majuro, but not before passing many of his skills onto a younger generation of Marshall Islands navigators and to international researchers. Captain Korent Joel, 68, was a skilled navigator who blended both traditional and modern skills that had him captaining numerous vessels for the Marshall Islands government while also working to share traditional wave navigation techniques   Read More ...
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Tired of Waiting for the Internet Repairman? Just Be Glad You’re Not in the Marshall Islands
An Internet blackout in the normally well-connected Marshall Islands has been extended indefinitely as maintenance workers attempt to repair an underwater fiber optic cable that services the Pacific archipelago. The small island country has been mostly offline for more than 10 days now, and users have reportedly suffered “Internet withdrawals” since the government forced them to quit social media “cold turkey” to save what little bandwidth has been left available   Read More ...
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Marshalls expects top tuna return in 2017
The Marshall Islands says it has sold almost all of its allocated fishing days for 2017, and is anticipating it will make a record $US23.9 million. Under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement's Vessel Day Scheme, eight Pacific countries sell an allocation of fishing days to other nations to fish for tuna in their exclusive economic zones. The director of the country's Marine Resources Authority Glen Joseph said with about   Read More ...
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Plagiarism vs. originality debate takes centre stage in book reading
The novelist Virginia Woolf once said that if you want to come up afresh in thousands of minds and books long after you were dead, the way to do it is to start thinking for yourself.   Read More ...
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