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Marshall Islands sees first Covid-19 spread

Monday 8 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

Majuro - The Marshall Islands lost its Covid-free status Monday when tests confirmed six positive cases in the capital, the first known community transmission since the pandemic started in early 2020.

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Marshall Islands gear up to join Covid-19 world

Monday 18 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The Marshall Islands is planning to end its Covid-19 managed quarantine measures for those entering the country, which have been in place for two years.

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Marshall Islands prevents itself from participating in Forum

Monday 11 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

Majuro president David Kabua would have attended this week's first in-person meeting of Pacific Islands Forum leaders if members of his own government had not derailed an effort in February to undo legislatively-binding action to terminate the country's membership in the premier regional organisation.

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US blocks release of mental health funds for Marshall Islands

Monday 16 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

Nearly a year and a half after the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched an investigation into the Marshall Islands' use of nearly $1 million in health-related grants and put a hold on new grant money, the funds remain blocked and mental health programs that have relied on the US funding for many years are languishing.

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World Bank plan to improve Marshall Islands' urban areas

Wednesday 4 May 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The World Bank has approved a new project to strengthen the climate resilience, safety, and livability of urban areas of the Marshall Islands.

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Marshall Islands gets largest number of Covid border cases

Tuesday 19 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

Covid-19 testing of Marshall Islanders in managed quarantine saw the largest number test positive for Covid-19 since managed repatriation started nearly two years ago.

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Marshall Islands remembers devastation of nuke tests

Tuesday 1 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The Marshall Islands is today remembering those affected by nuclear testing in their country.

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Marshall Islands maintains Covid-free status amid surges in neighboring nations

Thursday 20 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The remarkable spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant globally appeared to play out for the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Palau in different ways this week.

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US Army Commander apologises to Marshall Islands

Wednesday 12 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

US Army Commander Col. Thomas Pugsley offered his personal apology to the people of the Marshall Islands for last week's "breakdown of established protocols" for Army repatriation groups arriving at the Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll.

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Three US Army personnel test positive for Covid at Marshall Islands border

Wednesday 5 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The US Army ignored agreed-to Covid prevention rules for entry into the Marshall Islands this week and the result was the first border cases of Covid in the Marshall Islands in over a year.

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World Bank says Marshalls needs people-focused solutions

Thursday 23 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

A World Bank report says the Marshall Islands must focus on people-centered development to overcome a range of economic challenges the atoll nation is being confronted with.

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Marshall Islands census numbers show heavy out-migration

Friday 26 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

Preliminary results of the Marshall Islands national census are startling. Instead of expected modest growth, the Marshall Islands has seen a 26 percent drop in its population.

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Certifying group ramps up pressure on regional fisheries organization

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Marshall Islands

Every year, a potential showdown looms between Pacific island countries and distant water fishing nations at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) that happens early next month - over one issue or another.

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Boat of US paralympian Angela Madsen found in Marshall Islands

Wednesday 10 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The boat used by American paralympian Angela Madsen on her ill-fated attempt in mid-2020 to paddle solo from California to Hawaii has washed up on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands.

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Sea level rise study in Marshall Islands paints a grim picture

Friday 29 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

A new study shows rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands will endanger 40 percent of buildings in Majuro, with 96 percent of the city likely to flood frequently.

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COP26: Small Marshall Islands delegation hopes for big impact

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The Marshall Islands hopes to see the global spotlight focused on climate adaptation and mitigation financing as world leaders and climate negotiators come together at the end of this month for the annual COP26 climate summit in Scotland.

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