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July 24, 2015
New center aims to help migrants going to US
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened its new office, the Migrant Resource Center (MRC) located at Andrew Bing’s complex in Delap, last week Thursday. Internal Affairs Minister David Kabua thanked IOM and its staff for helping the republic with disaster response aid (such as in the 2013 drought), climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, promoting awareness in communities, and especially combating human trafficking. Kabua said the RMI is working on human trafficking issues and IOM plays an important role.
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Parliamentarians to meet at ICC
Before the Nitijela reconvenes its 36th Constitutional Regular Session in early August, it will host the 79th Council meeting and the 45th General Assembly of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union (APPU) from Tuesday, August 4 to Thursday, August 6 at the International Conference Center (ICC). ... More than 50 delegates, consisting of speakers, members of parliaments, and their staff are expected to arrive Majuro starting July 31. See more

Minister Hiroshi Yamamura (left) and Climate Advisor Riyad Mucadam represented RMI at a disaster preparedness conference in Australia earlier this month and met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during the event.
Gift of precious music for CMI
Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Koki New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) has returned a collection of 1960s sound recordings to the Marshall Islands. Dr. Brian Diettrich, who specialises in music of Micronesia, was recently in Majuro and donated the collection of digitized recordings to the College of the Marshall Islands. He also went to the Federated States of Micronesia to donate music from the FSM.
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Rise in domestic violence cases
Over the past two years, reports of domestic violence filed with the High Court have risen sharply compared to previous years. Last year, nine women sought protective orders from the High Court. Through last week, six women had sought protection from the High Court after being abused by their husbands and boyfriends, which puts Majuro on track to exceed the nine cases filed in 2014. The 15 filed last year and so far this year compares to zero cases filed in 2013 and only two the previous year. See more

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Marshalls' STD treatment action gets high marksTired of hearing the Marshall Islands calle the "syphilis capital of the Pacific?" Then a report from teh US Centers for Disease Control released this week by ... See more
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