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Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help

Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents

The difficulty in replacing U.S. entry receipts known as I-94 cards has made it tough for many migrants to get housing and jobs.

‘Toxic’ Misinformation Is Fueling A Pacific Marine Sanctuary Debate Courtesy: NOAA

‘Toxic’ Misinformation Is Fueling A Pacific Marine Sanctuary Debate

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s advisers oppose added protections for the waters around the Northern Marianas islands.

GoPros, Wheelbarrows And Foie Gras: CNMI Governor’s Spending Under Investigation Courtesy: CNMI Office of Governor

GoPros, Wheelbarrows And Foie Gras: CNMI Governor’s Spending Under Investigation

Gov. Ralph Torres has maintained his innocence but an investigative committee says its case is becoming more solid by the day.

The US Faces Pressure To Do More To Address Its Nuclear Legacy In The Marshall Islands Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat/2015

The US Faces Pressure To Do More To Address Its Nuclear Legacy In The Marshall Islands

Marshallese are concerned about continued health effects from Cold War-era nuclear testing as well as a concrete dome in which the atomic waste was stored.

Micronesia Debates Changing Constitution To Allow Dual Citizenship Wikimedia Commons

Micronesia Debates Changing Constitution To Allow Dual Citizenship

The Federated States of Micronesia has voted twice to retain the prohibition against dual citizenship. Micronesians living elsewhere are hopeful the vote will go the other way.

US Lawmakers Warn The Clock Is Ticking On COFA Negotiations Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

US Lawmakers Warn The Clock Is Ticking On COFA Negotiations

The lawmakers also called for adequate compensation for Pacific Islanders affected by nuclear testing in the region.

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories

If the proposal fails, reimbursement rates for the public health insurance program would revert to previous lower levels and put health services for low-income patients at risk.

Japan’s Plan To Discharge Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Worries Island Nations Courtesy: Susanna Loof/IAEA/2015

Japan’s Plan To Discharge Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Worries Island Nations

The effects and memory of U.S. nuclear testing endures in the Pacific. “It is a level up from urgent for us,” one Pacific leader says.

 

Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit Courtesy: U.S. INDOPACOM/2021

Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit

The trip to Oahu came as the U.S. seeks to solidify relations with Pacific Island nations amid tensions with China.