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Impeachment Charges Filed Against CNMI Governor Courtesy: CNMI Office of Governor

Impeachment Charges Filed Against CNMI Governor

Gov. Ralph Torres has been under investigation for misuse of public funds since 2019, relating to first-class travel and allegations of frivolous spending.
Hawaii Wins International Cocoa Awards Courtesy: Maui Ku'ia

Hawaii Wins International Cocoa Awards

Hawaii's products topped more than 200 other entrants at the international Cocoa of Excellence Awards on Tuesday evening.
US Request For More Bigeye Tuna Denied By Pacific Commission Allen Shimada/NMFS/2015

US Request For More Bigeye Tuna Denied By Pacific Commission

Wespac Executive Director Kitty Simonds expressed her disappointment, saying the council had been trying for six years to negotiate an increase.
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/2014

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.
Pacific Nations Pessimistic After UN Climate Conference That Once Aroused Hope Wikimedia Commons/Dean Calma /IAEA

Pacific Nations Pessimistic After UN Climate Conference That Once Aroused Hope

The issue of reparations for Pacific nations' losses and damages from climate change was postponed until next year.
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.
Tonga Confirms First Covid Case, Prompting A Seven Day Shutdown Wikimedia Commons/David Broad

Tonga Confirms First Covid Case, Prompting A Seven Day Shutdown

The passenger had no symptoms and a 'weak positive' test result after arriving on a flight from New Zealand, but Tonga wasn't taking any chances.
Seized Chinese Fishing Ship Released By French Polynesia Wikimedia Commons/NASA

Seized Chinese Fishing Ship Released By French Polynesia

Authorities in Papeete have reminded foreign fishing fleets that their waters are not "a garbage can for wrecks."