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Increased Aid To Bring Immediate Relief To The Marshalls Drought Disaster – VIDEO

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By Rolynda Jonathan The Australian government has increased its assistance to the Marshall Islands as drought affected population’s battle with food supply problems in addition to persisting water issues. Following a second request for assistance, pill the Australian government provided $385,000 of funding assistance. Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Matt Thistlethwaite told Radio Australia

Threats Against Women in Prostitution and Human Trafficking Case – VIDEO

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Three women who filed a labor complaint against Shangri-la Massage and Spa in December 2012 claiming they were forced into sex trade were allegedly threatened and harassed last weekend. The Filipina women were working at the Coffee Beanery in Palau as part of a work program while their case is being prosecuted.  Sources indicate a

Bank Of Canada Moves Two Ton Yap Stone Money For Renovation – VIDEO

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By Rolynda Jonathan This week, visit the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum began packing and moving things out in preparation for the Bank’s massive renovation. Included in all of the history found in the currency museum is a two-ton Yap stone money. The famous stone money from the island of Yap in the Federated States

Palau Senator Sentenced To Serve 30 Days In Jail – VIDEO

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Palau Senator Hokkons Baules has been sentenced to serve 30 days in jail for violating his probation for the second time. On June 10th during his sentencing hearing, price Associate Justice Lourdes Materne ordered Baules to serve 30 days for violating his probation for a criminal case that he was earlier convicted of and sentenced.

Typhoon Bopha Relief Funds Criticized – VIDEO

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  By Rolynda Jonathan Typhoon Bopha Relief funds administered by the Bopha Catastrophe Relief Committee and its coordinator Vice President Antonio Bells is being criticized after awarding cash relief for secondary home repairs. The decision made by the Committee to change its policy to include cash awards to secondary homes is said to include repair

Palau’s Camp Katuu Temporarily Closed – VIDEO

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The U.S. Civil Action Team’s Camp Katuu on Palau has been temporarily closed following an incident where four of the camp’s vehicles were vandalized. On June 9, ampoule members of the Civil Action Team found four vehicles belonging to the camp with slashed tires and smashed windows. No one at the camp saw or heard

Majuro Out Of Rice Amid Food Supply Issues In Drought Affected Islands – VIDEO

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The Marshall Islands capital city of Majuro ran out of rice temporarily over the past week as relief donors rushed to purchase rice for the drought affected outer islands. Giff Johnson, illness Marshall Islands Journal Editor confirmed during an interview with Radio Australia that rice, ambulance the capital’s staple food did run out. As the

FSM Takes A Step Forward To Achieve Renewable Energy Goals – VIDEO

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The Federated States of Micronesia is taking steps forward to achieve their renewable energy targets set for year 2020. Last week, sale Chuuk State hosted the State’s first energy summit where top government and non-government officials discussed energy security issues and different ways to support statewide electrification. The summit, treat which was sponsored by the

Palau Airways Fails To Pay Landing Fees In Taiwan – VIDEO

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Palau Airways reportedly has not paid its aircraft landing fees owed to the Taiwan International Airport since suspended services in April this year. Taipei Times reports that both Palau Airways and Tonlesap Airlines, treatment which are run by the same management team, page have not paid their fees totaling nearly $100,000 US dollars. The airport

Marshalls Drought Causing Social Tensions – VIDEO

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Limited water and food supply is causing social tensions in the northern region of the Marshall Islands as people move out of their villages. Tom Vance, site the country’s national water advisor told Australia Network News that the drought is causing some people to relocate closer to water, advice which is causing a lot of