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  • U.S. Citizens - July 4th Voting Message (June 18, 2014)

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2014 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2014. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.   More »

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  More »

  • WARDEN MESSAGE – Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda (November 13, 2013)

    On November 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, slammed into the central Philippines, affecting an estimated 10 million people, particularly in the city of Tacloban and the remote areas of Leyte and Eastern Samar provinces.   More »

  • Worldwide Caution

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.   More »

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  • PAC Launch - April 2, 2014 - Minister of Foreign Affairs Tony deBrum give introductory remarks
    The Pacific-American Climate Fund Launched in Majuro

    The U.S. Government on April 2 launched the five-year Pacific-American Climate Fund in Majuro, on the heels of earlier roll-outs in Suva and Port Moresby. The US$24-million grant program will provide grants to qualifying civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement climate change adaptation activities in twelve countries in the Pacific.  

  • Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller receives a traditional welcome
    Rose Gottemoeller attends the 2014 Remembrance Day

    Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller represented the United States at the Remembrance Day commemoration of the Castle Bravo nuclear test on March 1, 1954.  

  • World Water Day Celebrations in Majuro, Marshall Islands
    World Water Day 2014 in the Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands and Embassy Majuro marked World Water Day this Saturday on March 22. With the 2013 drought still very much in everyone’s mind no one needs to tell the RMI how important, and precious, water is. This Saturday there was a walk from the College of the Marshall Islands to Delap Park. Later that morning there were demonstrations of a water catchment tank, solar still, and a reverse osmosis machine – as well as face painting, musical chairs, and a raffle. Organizations involved included the Marshall Islands Red Cross, IOM, USAID, and the RMI Government’s Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC). U.S. Embassy Majuro was well represented during the day with Ambassador Armbruster and several staff and their families participating. 

  • Ambassador Armbruster welcomes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus upon his arrival at Amata Kabua International Airport, Majuro on Thursday, January 30.
    United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited the Marshall Islands (January 30-31, 2014)

    His first stop was Majuro. After a long series of flights starting in Washington, D.C., “SecNav” arrived after a five hour flight from Honolulu. 

  • Deaf Education Program in the RMI(Credit: Nancy Rushmer EHDI).
    RMI Leading the Way in the Pacific on Deaf and Blind Education (Nov. 2013)

    Great strides are being made in the RMI on deaf education and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI). Nancy Rushmer and Chinilla Pedro of the EHDI program, part of the Pacific Outreach Initiative from the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii, have been working with parents and educators in Majuro and Ebeye and report great results. They also credit Education Minister Hilda Heine and Minister of Health David Kabua for the RMI’s success as a leader in deaf and blind education and early intervention projects in the Pacific.  

  • College of the Marshall Islands Science Class researches Fresh produce availability in Majuro(credit: State Department).
    Mapping Out and Quantifying Fresh Food Availability in Local Stores (Nov 2013)

    Fern Lehman, Biology teacher at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) is working on one more angle in understanding health and nutrition in the Marshall Islands. She and her class are mapping and quantifying the availability of fresh food in local stores. The study so far confirms that not many stores in Majuro sell fruit, for example. The lack of easy availability of fruit translates to a lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet, adding to the problem of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other non-communicable diseases that plague the Marshall Islands.  

  • Officials from OFDA, USAID, and the US Embassy visit Likiep Atoll and other drought effect atolls for drought surveys
    Drought Update: OFDA surveys drought affected atolls in the RMI (Oct 2013)

    Ever since President Obama declared a drought in the Marshall Islands on June 14, 2013, international partners, including the U.S., have been working with the RMI government to make the Marshalls more resilient to drought. The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance is doing a survey this week of the food situation on each atoll affected by drought. They are looking at the dietary diversity of food provided so far, the health of local crops, including trees, and our team is attending public meetings to see how the relief effort has been going. The team is led by Food Security Expert Adam Reinhart and includes the RMI’s Henry Capelle and Bart Deemer from the U.S. Embassy 

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