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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    United States Secretary of the Navy

    Ray Mabus visited the Marshall Islands January 30-31. His first stop was Majuro.

  • Deaf Education Program in the RMI(Credit: Nancy Rushmer EHDI).

    RMI Leading the Way in the Pacific on Deaf and Blind Education

    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.

  • 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

    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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    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. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated July 18, 2012, to provide updated information on security threats...   More »

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  • 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

    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.  

  • Water-filled 5-gallon water containers provided by USAID being loaded onto a boat for shipment to the drought-affected areas in the northern Marshall Islands (Credit: State Department).
    U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to RMI Drought Relief Effort (May 17, 2013)

    The United States turned over two additional solar powered mobile reverse osmosis (RO) machines to the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) on May 16. The two units will be sent on May 17 to the atolls of Ailuk and Maloelap to help provide relief to communities suffering from severe drought. The two units are part of a total of 13 new solar powered mobile reverse osmosis...  

  • Wellness Center staff give a tour of their garden made up of self-watering containers (Credit: State Department).
    Self-Watering Container Garden Demonstration Project (May 10, 2013)

    The self-watering container garden is a practical idea introduced to the RMI by the Wellness Center. In 2012 the US Embassy gave the Wellness Center a grant to put the plan in action, and on May 8, Dan Larsen, the Director of the Department of State office that covers the Marshall Islands visited Wellness Center to view the instructional poster project sponsored by the U.S. government...  

  • On April 16, Commodore Lovely met with RMI President Christopher Loeak (fourth and fifth from right, respectively) and other members of the Cabinet (Credit: State Department).
    Pacific Partnership 2013 Commodore Visits Majuro (April 18, 2013)

    On April 16 and 17, U.S. Navy Captain Wallace Lovely led a small delegation to Majuro to prepare for the upcoming Pacific Partnership 2013, a humanitarian assistance mission that will visit the RMI and other Pacific Island countries later this year. These missions include sailors from a number of countries and helps to improve the response time and effectiveness when a crisis hits. During ... 

  • Trio Chicago and Friends performing during their Majuro concert to a crowd of more than 200 people at the International Convention Center (ICC)(Credit: State Department).
    U.S. Group Shares Traditional American Music Classics with RMI Audiences (March 26, 2013)

    Trio Chicago & Friends (TC&F), an American music ensemble praised for its annual tours to remote parts of the globe as cultural ambassadors, visited the Marshall Islands last week as part of a Pacific Island tour that also included stops in the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. While in the Marshall Islands, TC&F performed three well-attended concerts: one on Majuro, one on Ebeye...  

  • Women performing during the all-day event at Delap Park(Credit: State Department).
    Embassy Participates in International Women’s Day Festivities (March 15, 2013)

    As part of worldwide events to celebrate and honor women on International Women’s Day, the RMI held a multicultural parade downtown in Majuro along with several other well-attended events in Majuro on March 9. First Lady Anono Loeak and several other prominent women spoke at the events, encouraging greater respect for women and celebrating women and their talents and contributions...  

  • Ambassador Armbruster works with the Flying Doctors of America on Arno Atoll providing prescription glasses to local residents(Credit: State Department).
    Flying Doctors of America Mission a Huge Success (February 8, 2013)

    Demand for the Flying Doctors of America has been tremendous, and the doctors, surgeons, dentists, and mental health care professionals have provided hundreds of surgeries, medical exams, and services on remote outer islands and in Majuro. Ambassador Armbruster traveled with the team to Arno Atoll, and helped hand out over 190 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to community members... 

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