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  1. Marshall Islands releases map to decarbonize power by 2050Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Scoop

    The Marshall Islands today released their plan to reduce electricity emissions by over half in just seven years, with further reductions leading to net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. Republic of the Marshall Islands Minister for Environment, Hon David Paul, launched the Marshall Islands Electricity Roadmap at the global climate summit COP24 in Poland this morning.

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  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: XinhuaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | South China Morning Post

    A transport aircraft of Japan's Air Self-Defence Forces touched down in the Marshall Islands en route to joint exercises in the US on Friday, delivering wheelchairs, sporting equipment and other aid to the central Pacific nation. The brief visit to Majuro marked the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two governments, but was also the first time an ASDF aircraft has stopped on its way to military manoeuvres in the US to carry out "cultural exchanges" in a third country, a source told the Yomiuri newspaper.

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  3. Fiji demonstrates global climate change leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Matangi Tonga

    ... transport and domestic aviation." Fiji is one of the first two nations, the other being the Republic of the Marshall Islands, to commit to raising the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions ( s are the national climate plans that ...

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  4. .com | Marshalls fisherman hauls in 48kg of cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | News24

    A fisherman in the Marshall Islands netted more than he bargained for when he hauled in his catch to find a suspected 48kg of cocaine. The white powder, professionally wrapped and taped in plastic bags, had a street value of about US$4 million, police said on Friday.

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  5. File photo of Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Photo: Alamy Stock PhotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | South China Morning Post

    The remote archipelago is on the northern trans-Pacific drug route from South America to Asia and has a history of cocaine finds A fisherman in the Marshall Islands netted more than he bargained for when he hauled in his catch to find a suspected 48kg of cocaine. The white powder, professionally wrapped and taped in plastic bags, had a street value of about US$4 million, police said on Friday.

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  6. Marshalls fisherman hauls in 48 kg of cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | The Japan Times

    ... drugs last week while trawling off Kwajalein Atoll, 494 kilometers (307 miles) from the capital, Majuro. Marshall Islands law enforcement personnel have requested U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency assistance because the western Pacific territory does not ...

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  7. Investigation: Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen involved in questionable adoptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | The Arizona Republic

    Investigation: Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen involved in questionable adoptions Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is facing national scrutiny for his involvement in questionable adoptions from the Marshall Islands. Check out this story on azcentral.com: An investigation by Honolulu Civil Beat says Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is facing national scrutiny for his involvement in questionable adoptions from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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  8. The world's most scenic flight?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | CNN

    ... most unusual routes. Firstly, there are four pilots on board. Two fly from Honolulu to Majuro in the Marshall Islands, while the next two then fly the legs from Majuro to Guam. First Officer Fitz Fitzgerald has just retired after 31 years with ...

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  9. Solidarity with communities hit by climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | The Ecologist

    Some of the nations most vulnerable to climate change met this week, as part of the world's first ever zero-carbon, virtual Climate Summit. The meeting was hosted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in an effort to boost international climate action.

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  10. Lead or sue? Pacific islands take twin tracks on climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | NorCalBlogs

    Vanuatu is considering legal action against oil majors for climate damages, foreign minister Ralph Regenvanu revealed - an unprecedented move by a nation state. The Marshall Islands submitted the first updated national climate plan to the UN climate body, urging others to follow by 2020.

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  11. Rising Seas Give Island Nation a Stark Choice: Relocate or ElevateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | Slashdot

    Climate change means the low-lying Marshall Islands must consider drastic measures, including building new artificial islands. National Geographic: The navigational prowess of Marshall Islanders is legendary.

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  12. Vulnerable nations plead to raise ambition of climate targets by 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | Newkerala.com

    Majuro , Nov 22 : Leaders at the Climate Vulnerable Forum on Thursday called on world's governments to raise the ambition of their climate targets by 2020 in order to save vulnerable nations threatened by warming beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. Chairing the first-of-its kind online Virtual Summit of more than 40 government leaders, President Hilda C. Heine of the Marshall Islands said: "Today we make history together.

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  13. Marshallese call for developed countries to step upRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | Scoop

    More than 100 Marshallese call for developed countries to step up their climate action ahead of CVF Summit Majuro , Marshall Islands, 17 November 2018 - More than 200 Marshallese activists in traditional vessels have rallied off the coast of the nation's capital, demanding that leaders of developed nations dramatically upscale their plans to limit global warming. The activities are in the lead up to the Marshall Islands-hosted virtual summit of the Climate Vulnerable Forum on November 22, the first-ever zero-emission Heads of Government level meeting, held entirely online.

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  14. Improving Shark SanctuariesRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2018 | The Daily Nexus

    ... Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons UCSB researchers set out to understand shark movement in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean consisting of hundreds of small atolls and islands. Instead, they ...

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  15. Marshall Islands president beats no-confidence motionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    She said the challenge was prompted by her government's refusal to support plans for a tax haven on a key atoll within the islands, which was proposed by a Chinese businessman Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine narrowly survived a vote of no confidence Monday, seeing off a challenge she alleges was orchestrated by Chinese-backed business interests intent on undermining the Pacific nation's sovereignty. The vote to topple Heine, the first and only elected female leader of a Pacific island nation, split parliament 16-16, one short of the 17 her opponents required.

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  16. Matson Launches New U.S. Flag Marshall Islands ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2018 | Newkerala.com

    HONOLULU: Matson, Inc. , a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has launched its new direct U.S. flag service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands , reducing cargo transit times to the RMI from the U.S. mainland by as many as eight days. The new service will call at three ports in the RMI - Kwajalein, Ebeye and Majuro every 17 days.

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  17. Why the Marshall Islands leader says China's fuelling a political crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Vote of no confidence in leader Hilda Heine, the first female leader of any Pacific Island, is scheduled for next week Her opponents have accused her of putting the country's financial reputation at risk with the adoption of a cryptocurrency Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine said accusations that she is destroying the country's financial reputation by adopting a cryptocurrency are "baseless" and her opponents are being unduly influenced by pressure from China. Earlier this week eight senators moved to pass a vote of no confidence in Heine, the first female leader of any Pacific Island.

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  18. SEC Exerts Extraterritorial Jurisdiction over Securities Dealer Accepting BitcoinRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | JD Supra

    SEC sets its sights on foreign companies and individuals looking to take advantage of America's growing virtual currency market. On September 27, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the District Court for the District of Columbia against 1Pool LTD , a company registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and its CEO, Patrick Brunner, a resident of Austria.

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  19. Matson Launches New U.S.-Flag ServiceRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2018 | SIU

    Matson, Inc. , a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has launched its new direct U.S. flag service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands , reducing cargo transit times to the RMI from the U.S. mainland by as many as eight days. The new service will call at three ports in the RMI - Kwajalein, Ebeye and Majuro every 17 days.

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  20. MISC Wins FSO Charter Contract in VietnamRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | Marine News

    ... 2018This... Matson has launched its new direct U.S. flag service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands ("RMI"), reducing... Offshore drilling contractor Rowan Companies plc announced Monday that its drillship Rowan Reliance has ...

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