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Marshalls company surprised by arrest

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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

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Marshall Islands tertiary education has new partnership with USP

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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.

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USP opens new campus in Marshall Islands

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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

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Marshall Islands marks 71 years since start of US nuclear tests on Bikini

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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

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Marshall Islands marks 71 years since start of US nuclear tests on Bikini

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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

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Mass TB screeing underway in Marshall Islands

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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

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Mass TB screeing underway in Marshall Islands

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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

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Women in Marshall Islands more willing to seek protection orders

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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

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Marshall Islands cheque forgery problems highlighted

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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

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Marshall Islands declares health emergency

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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

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More women reporting domestic violence in Marshall Islands

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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

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Marshall Islands internet restored

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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

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One of the last Marshall Islands navigators dies

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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

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Tired of Waiting for the Internet Repairman? Just Be Glad You’re Not in the Marshall Islands

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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

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Marshalls expects top tuna return in 2017

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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

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Marshalls company surprised by arrest
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Tags: Social Issues |  Violence | 
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Marshall Islands cheque forgery problems highlighted
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
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
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
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 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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Tags: Death & Dying | 
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Tired of Waiting for the Internet Repairman? Just Be Glad You’re Not in the Marshall Islands
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
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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