PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT

Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai‘i



Federated States of
Micronesia

Compact of Free Association As Amended (2003)

FSM Joint Committee on Compact Economic Negotiations


PIR ARTICLES

Urusemal Sees Compact As Boon For FSM - December 29, 2003

Kosrae Loses U.S. Power Subsidy - December 24, 2003

FSM States Pan New Compact Revenue Sharing - November 6, 2003

FSM To Increase Compact Funding To States - November 3, 2003

FSM President Calls Meeting On Compact - October 17, 2003

U.S. Navy Withdraws FSM Program - September 19, 2003

Testimony Of The Honorable Sebastian Anafel - July 18, 2003

FSM Compact Program Discussed In Pohnpei - July 9, 2003

Kosrae Proposes Slim $9.4 Million Operating Budget - July 2, 2003

Chuuk: Compact Not Enough, Must Lay Off Teachers- June 30, 2003

U.S., Federated States Sign 20-Year Compact - May 14, 2003

FSM Declares Support For Bush On Iraq - February 24, 2003

Faichuk Leaders Want Out Of Chuuk, FSM - January 31, 2003

FSM Seeks Palau Support Against U.S. Entry Limits - January 23, 2003

U.S. Delegates Discuss Compact, Security In FSM - December 27, 2002

US, FSM Sign 20-Year Funding Agreement - November 6, 2002

Joint Communiqué On The Initialing Of Economic Provisions Of The Compact Free Association Between The Federated States Of Micronesia And The United States Of America - November 6, 2002

Executives Deliberate On FSM's Investment Developments - October 28, 2002

FSM Economic Planners Adopt Resolutions - October 28, 2002

FSM Leaders Converge For Weeklong Meetings In Palikir - October 16, 2002

FSM Holds Symposium To Reassess Nation’s Revenue - October 15, 2002

FSM President Holds Talks With U.S. Secretary Powell - October 14, 2002

FSM President Holds Talks With U.S. Officials In Washington - October 2, 2002

REMARKS: United States-Federated States of Micronesia Compact Negotiations, Sixth Round, Albert V. Short, U.S. Negotiator - September 5, 2002

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ: Sixth Round of Compact Negotiations between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States of America, August 28, 2002

Ex-Ambassador To FSM Watson Visits Pohnpei As U.S. Congresswoman From California, Considers Compact - August 19, 2002

STATEMENT By The Honorable Peter Christian, Chief Negotiator Joint Committee on Compact Economic Negotiations, Government of the Federated States of Micronesia Before the Committee on Resources United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. - July 17, 2002

Essential Information for Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia Traveling to the United States of America - July 12, 2002

Better Management Of FSM Compact Funds Discussed - June 13, 2002

COMMUNIQUÉ: United States and Federated States of Micronesia Compact of Free Association Negotiation, San Francisco, California - May 24, 2002

FSM And U.S. Meet In Compact Technical Working Session - April 19, 2002

Miles Dinger, New U.S. Ambassador To Federated States Of Micronesia, Presents Credentials- February 4, 2002

FSM Gets Inputs From Micronesians On Saipan - February 5, 2002

United States And Federated States Of Micronesia Compact Of Free Association Negotiation - Joint Communiqué - December 14, 2001<

FSM Aiming To Preserve U.S. Financial Assistance, Eligibility In Federal Programs - July 31, 2001

FSM President Falcam Upbeat On New Compact With U.S. - June 26, 2001

Latest U.S.-FSM Compact Meeting ‘Very Helpful’: Stayman - July 26, 2000

FSM Urged To Put Increased Compact Cash In Trust Fund To Improve Negotiating Position With U.S. - March 10, 2000

First U.S.-FSM Compact Renewal Negotiating Round Concludes In Honolulu - November 8, 1999  

Status of FSM Compact Renegotiation Preparations - December 14, 1999.

FSM Establishes US Compact Renegotiation Committee - November 18, 1997.


FSM NEGOTIATING TEAM STATEMENTS

REMARKS: Sixth Round of Compact Negotiations between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States of America, Peter Christian, Chief Negotiator for the Joint Committee on Compact Economic Negotiations, Federated States of Micronesia - September 4, 2002

Opening Remarks by The Honorable Peter Christian: Fourth Round Of Negotiations On The Expiring Provisions Of The Compact Of Free Association Between The Federated States Of Micronesia And The United States - December 13, 2001.

STATEMENT: Honorable Peter Christian Chief Negotiator for the Joint Committee on Compact Economic Negotiations (JCN) of the Federated States of Micronesia Before The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources December 6, 2001.

Statement By The Honorable Asterio R. Takesy Executive Director, Joint Committee On Compact Economic Negotiations Government Of The Federated States Of Micronesia Before The Committee On Resources United States House Of Representatives - October 1, 1998.


FSM PROPOSAL AND REPORTS

Proposal by the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia for Future Economic Assistance by the United States Under the Compact of Free Association, November 2000

Technical Note: The US Compact Counter Proposal, FSM Economic Management Policy Advisory Team's (EMPAT), February 2001.

Setting Aside the FY02 and FY03 Compact "Bump-Up" Funds, FSM Economic Management Policy Advisory Team's (EMPAT), July 2001.


OTHER INFORMATION

Feast and Famine: US Assistance for the Next Two Years and the Compact Funding Outlook, by Francis X. Hezel, S.J, June 2001.

 

 

 

United States of
America

U.S. Embassy in the FSM

U.S. Embassy in the RMI


PIR ARTICLES

Guam Utility Hopes Compact Will Help Sale - December 19, 2003

U.S. To Forgive $157 Million Guam Debt - December 19, 2003

Bush Signs $3.5 Billion Pacific Compact - December 18, 2003

Pacific Compacts Pass U.S. House, Move To President - November 21, 2003

CNMI Measure Would Distribute Compact Subsidy - November 17, 2003

U.S. Senate Oks Compact II - November 10, 2003

U.S. To Monitor Compact Compliance From Honolulu - November 6, 2003

Hawaii Congressman Hails Compact Action - November 3, 2003

U.S. House Approves Compact Of Free Association - October 30, 2003

U.S. House Approves Pacific Compacts, Senate Next - October 30, 2003

Is The U.S. Serious About Its Compact Partnerships? - October 30, 2003

Pacific Leaders Meet, Greet U.S. President Bush - October 28, 2003

Marshalls, FSM Get Compact Funding Extension - October 1, 2003

U.S. Congress Rejects Compact Impact Hikes - September 29, 2003

U.S. Pacific Compact Funds End Next Week - September 25, 2003

Palau, U.S. Compact Talks On Ice - September 22, 2003

Pending Pacific Compact Called Wishful - September 11, 2003

The Amended U.S. Compacts Of Free Association With The Federated States Of Micronesia And The Republic Of The Marshall Islands: Less Free, More Compact? - September 9, 2003

EDITORIAL: Guam Leaders Bringing Home Compact Bacon - September 8, 2003

Guam Seeks $437 Million In U.S. Aid - September 5, 2003

Deadline Near To Renew U.S. Compacts- September 1, 2003

Palau, FSM And Marshalls Object To Compacts Changes - August 15, 2003

Marshall Islands, Micronesia Compacts Are "Good Bargain" - July 25, 2003

Guam Delegates Make Bid For Compact Compensation - July 14, 2003

U.S. Cool To Compact Impact Increase - July 14, 2003

U.S. Balks At Guam Bid To Erase Debt - July 14, 2003

Guam Seeks Debt Forgiveness - July 11, 2003

CNMI Gov. Babauta Lauds Compact Impact Funds - July 8, 2003

Palau Concerned About Compact Changes- June 30, 2003

U.S. Agency Says Pacific Compacts Fall Short - June 25, 2003

U.S. To Revise Compacts To Protect American Samoa Tuna - June 24, 2003

Compact Spending To Be Closely Monitored - June 24, 2003<

Guam Wants Debts Forgiven To Offset Compact Costs - June 23, 2003

U.S. Signals Compact Reauthorization In July - June 20, 2003

Compact Testimony Cites Strong U.S. Interests - June 20, 2003

Guam’s Bordallo Raises Concern Over Compact Costs - June 20, 2003

Uphill Climb As Compacts Near Deadline - June 18, 2003

House Committee To Hear Compacts This Week - June 17, 2003

Faleomavaega Protests Compact Fishing Terms - June 12, 2003

Compact of Free Association Negotiations: Fulfilling the Promise (Newly Updated) - March 24, 2003

"Operation Big Eye" Keys On North Pacific Security - March 14, 2003

Strength Of Public Auditors Will Be Factor In Awarding Interior Grants - December 5, 2002

Marshalls, FSM To Sign $3-Billion Us Deal With 'Reservations' - October 30, 2002

Interior’s Cohen Completes First Visits To U.S. Pacific Territories And Freely Associated States - September 4, 2002

U.S. Approves $2 Million For Prior Trust Territory Service - August 22, 2002

EDITORIAL: Marshall Islands, Federated States Of Micronesia Lost U.S. Postal Battle, Must Keep FEMA - July 31, 2002

U.S., Federated States Of Micronesia, Marshall Islands Compact Of Free Association Negotiations Stalled - July 18, 2002

OVERSIGHT HEARING: The Compacts of Free Association - July 17, 2002

NEWS RELEASE: Congressman Underwood From Guam Arranges Compact Issues Forum For Hill Staffers, FAS And Guam Staffers - July 15, 2002

A SPECIAL REPORT: Guam Compact Spending Reviewed - July 2, 2002

$5.58 Million Slated For Guam Compact Impact Aid - June 27, 2002

Crisis In Chuuk May Impact Northern Mariana Islands - June 17, 2002

Congressperson Mink From Hawai‘i Introduces Legislation Pertaining To Education Of Micronesian Children In U.S. - June 12, 2002

Will The U.S. Postal Service Cut Services To Freely Associated States Countries? - May 23, 2002

Equal Distribution Of Compact Impact Money Within CNMI Urged - May 10, 2002

Claims of Unequal Treatment In U.S. Compact Aid Negotiations With FSM And Marshalls - April 29, 2002

NEWS RELEASE: Congressman Underwood From Guam Renews Pitch For More Funding In U.S. Interior Department Budget For FY 2003 - April 22, 2002

Federated States Of Micronesia Gets 25-30% More Compact Funding Than Marshall Islands - March 22, 2002

Marshall Islands Wants Same U.S. $ Deal As FSM - March 22, 2002

U.S. Pacific Territories Must Link Up To Press For Compact Aid, Says CNMI’s Torres - March 11, 2002

Congressman Underwood Tells House Budget Committee Guam And The Territories Merit Special Consideration - February 18, 2002

U.S. Report Questions Micronesia's Military Importance - February 14, 2002

Bush Budget Upholds Funding For Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands - February 7, 2002

Bush Budget Includes Decrease In Compact Of Free Association Impact Aid For Guam - February 6, 2002

Delegate Underwood From Guam More Compact Aid For Micronesian States - December 11, 2001  

Micronesian Migrants Living In Poverty In Hawai'i, U.S. Territories, Says Report - October 30, 2001.

Congressman Underwood From Guam: GAO's Conclusion In Freely Associated States Report Is "Off The Mark" - October 11, 2001  

U.S. Chief Compact Negotiator Stayman Is Out - October 4, 2001

Guam Delegate Underwood Offers Insight On U.S. Compacts Of Free Association With FSM, Marshalls, Palau - August 22, 2001

Micronesian Compact Nations: Missing The Economic Development Boat - July 26, 2001

Pursuing The Micronesian Dream In The USA - July 5, 2001.

U.S. Auditors Visit Guam To Study Effects Of Micronesia Treaties - January 25, 2001

Concerns Over FAS Habitual Residency Ruling Brought To Secretary Of State Albright - September 25, 2000.

U.S. Department Of The Interior Scorched By GAO Report On Funding To Marshalls And FSM - June 19, 2000

U.S. To Audit Marshall Islands And Federated States Of Micronesia Compact Spending - March 1, 2000

Pacific Islands Renegotiate U.S. Payments - January 12, 2000

America's Half-Forgotten Former Trust Territory Of The Pacific Islands - January 11, 2000.

Palau's Yano: Consider FAS Citizens' Contribution To Economy, Too - July 6 1999.

US Negotiator Says Us Will Involve CNMI In Free Association Talks- June 4, 1999

U.S. Not Keen On Involving CNMI In Compact Impact Talks: Governor Tenorio - May 26, 1999.

CNMI, Guam, Hawai'i To Have Voice In Compact Renegotiations - May 13, 1999.

Immigration Must Be Part Of Compact Negotiations: Guam's Underwood - October 1, 1998.

Freely Associated States Compacts Generally Failure: Ambassador Bodde - August 17, 1998.

On U.S. Compact Impact Dilemma: Dialogue Sought Among Island Governments- June 15, 1998.


US NEGOTIATING TEAM STATEMENTS

STATEMENT: Albert V. Short Negotiator for the Compact of Free Association Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources U.S. Senate December 6, 2001

OIA's Stayman Testifies Before Congressional Committee On Compact Renegotiations - October 1, 1999.


US COUNTER-PROPOSALS

U.S. Proposes Amended Compact of Free Association Funding for the Federated States of Micronesia - April 23, 2002.

U.S. Proposes Amended Compact of Free Association Funding for the Republic of the Marshall Islands - April 23, 2002.

Proposal by the Government of the United States for Future Economic Assistance to the Federated States of Micronesia Under Title B of the Compact of Free Association, November 2000


GAO REPORTS AND TESTIMONY 

Foreign Assistance: Effectiveness and Accountability Problems Common in U.S. Programs to Assist Two Micronesian Nations (GAO-02-70, Jan. 22, 2002)

Foreign Relations: Kwajalein Atoll Is the Key U.S. Defense Interest in Two Micronesian Nations (GAO-02-119, Jan. 22, 2002)

Negotiations Should Address Aid Effectiveness and Accountability and Migrants’ Impact on U.S. Areas. Testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (GAO-02-270T, Dec. 6, 2001)

Foreign Relations: Migration From Micronesian Nations Has Had Significant Impact on Guam, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (GAO-02-40, Oct. 5, 2001)

Foreign Assistance: Lessons Learned From Donors’ Experiences in the Pacific Region (GAO-01-808, Aug. 17, 2001)

Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funds to Two Micronesian Nations Had Little Impact on Economic Development (GAO/NSIAD-00-216, Sept. 21, 2000)

Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funds to Two Micronesian Nations Had Little Impact on Economic Development and Accountability Over Funds Was Limited. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, House Committee on International Relations. (GAO/T-NSIAD/RCED-00-227, June 28, 2000)

Foreign Relations: Better Accountability Needed Over U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands (GAO/RCED-00-67, May 31, 2000)

Republic of the 
Marshall Islands

Compact of Free Association As Amended (2003)

Original Compact of Free Association With the United States (Full Text)


PIR ARTICLES

Marshalls See Construction Rebound In 2004 - December 29, 2003

Marshalls To Lose Nuke Test Health Program - December 4, 2003

Close Marshalls Elections Ride On Absentee Votes - November 28, 2003

Eager Marshalls Voters Await Results - November 19, 2003

Big Day In Marshalls As Voters Cast Ballots - November 17, 2003

Compact Opponents Vie For Marshalls Votes - November 17, 2003

Bush Reassures Note On Pacific Compacts - October 30, 2003

Interim Measure To Protect Marshalls Funding - September 24, 2003

EDITORIAL: Whose Compact Is It? - September 7, 2003

House Markup Proves Positive For The RMI - September 5, 2003

Marshallese Demonstrate For Compact Benefits - September 4, 2003

LETTER - Marshall Islands Can’t Give What It Doesn’t Have - August 25, 2003

Kwajalein Wants $2Billion Compact Put On Hold - August 18, 2003

Compact Would Increase Marshalls Funding 45 Percent - August 18, 2003

Marshalls Puts Considerations Of Compact On Hold - August 15, 2003

Marshalls Health, Education Budgets Protested  - August 5, 2003

Hundreds Protest U.S. Compact In Marshalls - August 1, 2003

Marshall Islands' 177 Health  Care Program and New Full-Time Doctors At Risk - July 28, 2003

Marshalls Fuming Over "Unilateral" Compact Changes - July 22, 2003

Morris Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To Marshalls - July 2, 2003

Statement Submitted By Senator Christopher J. Loeak, Chairman Kwajalein Negotiation Commission (Knc), On Behalf Of Kwajalein Landowners - June 23, 2003

Marshalls Compact No Threat To Sovereignty - June 12, 2003

Marshalls President Celebrates With Arkansas Expats - May 26, 2003

Marshalls Pres. Note Meets With Colin Powell - May 29, 2003

Scholarship Funds Absent From Marshalls Compact - May 23, 2003

Marshalls Victims Say Compact Shirks Responsibility - May 19, 2003

Congressman Urges OK Of Marshalls Compact - May 16, 2003

Kwajalein Landowners Want More From Compact - May 7, 2003

Kwajalein Chiefs Threaten To Thwart New Compact - May 2, 2003

Remarks by Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Gerald Zackios - May 1, 2003

Amendments to the Compact of Free Association - May 1, 2003

Marshalls Sign New 20-Year Compact With U.S. - May 1, 2003

U.S., Marshalls To Sign Compact Next Week - April 25, 2003

Kwajalein Landowners Unhappy With U.S. Compact - April 18, 2003

New Marshalls Compact Ready For Signing - April 11, 2003

U.S., Marshalls Agree On New Compact Terms - April 1, 2003

Marshalls Adoptions Threaten Compact - March 17, 2003

Marshalls Compact Hits Snag Over Immigration - March 14, 2003

Marshalls: $2 Billion Kwajalein Lease Not Enough - January 24, 2003

U.S., Marshalls Sign $1.1 Billion, 83-Year Pact - January 20, 2003

Marshalls Negotiators Up Ante For Missile Range - January 13, 2003

Taiwan, Marshalls Discuss Trust Fund Support - December 10, 2002

USA, Marshalls Negotiate Future Use Of Kwajalein Missile Range - December 6, 2002

STATEMENT: Opening Round Statement Of Hon. Gerald Zackios, Minister For Foreign Affairs And Chief Compact Negotiator: 5th Round Of RMI-U.S. Compact Negotiations - November 5, 2002

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ: On The Initialing Of  Economic Provisions Of The Compact Free Association Between The Republic Of The Marshall Islands And The United States Of America - November 1, 2002

Marshall Islands Responds To The Baltimore Sun: We Are Committed To Protecting Our People - September 20, 2002

Freedom: On Their Own, Marshallese Migrate To Arkansas To Process Poultry, Play Ball -- Maybe Even Buy A House - September 19, 2002

Marshall Islands Seeks More Health Assistance - September 17, 2002

U.S.-Marshall Islands: Money, Migration And U.S. Missiles - September 17, 2002

Marshalls Government Expects Compact Funding Package With U.S. By October - September 10, 2002

Marshall Islands-U.S. Compact Finance Renewal Talks Near Completion - September 6, 2002

STATEMENT: United States-Republic of the Marshall Islands Compact Negotiations, Fourth Round, Gerald M. Zachios, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Compact Negotiator, Republic of the Marshall Islands - September 5, 2002

REMARKS: United States-Republic of the Marshall Islands Compact Negotiations, Fourth Round, Albert V. Short, U.S. Negotiator - September 5, 2002

U.S. Officials Praise Marshalls Loan Program - September 5, 2002

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ: Fourth Round of Compact Negotiations Between the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United States of America, August 29, 2002

Marshall Islands And U.S. Hold Compact Talks In Hawai‘i - September 3, 2002

U.S., Marshalls Compact Of Free Association Negotiators Meet In Honolulu - August 30, 2002

U.S. Probes Marshall Islands Adoption Program - August 22, 2002

Marshall Islands Government Wants Compact Deal By September - August 21, 2002

Marshall Islands President Note Slams U.S. Government - August 20, 2002

EDITORIAL: U.S. Compact Approach To Cause Political And Economic Instability In Marshall Islands - August 15, 2002

Marshall Islands May Appeal To U.S. Congress Over Compact - August 9, 2002

Marshalls Worried That U.S. Will Derail Compact Of Free Association Deal - August 6, 2002

U.S. Rejects Marshall Islands Range Rent Hike; Marshall Islands Government Opposes Kwajalein Negotiation Commission Philosophy Of Confrontation With U.S.; Kwajalein Negotiation Commission Dumbfounded By Marshall Islands Government Response  - July 24, 2002

Kwajalein Negotiation Commission: Marshall Islands, U.S. Compact Funding Plan Unacceptable To Kwajalein Landowners; Kwajalein Negotiation Commission Wants Marshall Islands – U.S. Compact Negotiation Delayed For One Year - July 16, 2002

Marshall Islands And U.S. Initial Agreements - July 1, 2002

NEWS RELEASE: The RMI Makes Progress In Washington, D.C. - June 27, 2002

Secret Test Exposed: Did Enewetak Experiment Cause Deaths? - June 27, 2002

Marshalls Expects Compact Agreement With U.S. Soon - June 13, 2002

U.S. Wants Extension Of Kwajalein Missile Range - June 11, 2002

Marshalls Government Says Agreement Closer On Compact Negotiations - June 6, 2002

EDITORIAL: Kwajalein Landowners Raise Profile With Hiring Of J. Bennett Johnston - May 31, 2002

LETTER: Kwajalein Negotiation Commission Disputes U.S. ‘Facts' - May 29, 2002

U.S. Seeks To Control Joint Economic Control Board Under New Compact With Marshall Islands - May 21, 2002

Kwajalein Missile Range Owners Hire Washington Insider Johnston - May 20, 2002

Kwajalein Landowners Want US$2 Billion - May 14, 2002

Marshall Islands Disappointed With U.S. State Department "Spin Sheet" - May 9, 2002

U.S.-Marshall Islands Compact Of Free Association: No Progress, No New Talks - May 9, 2002

EDITORIAL: U.S. Compact Of Free Association Negotiators Patronizing - May 7, 2002

EDITORIAL: Marshall Islands Doesn’t Have The Resources For U.S. Negotiations - May 7, 2002

Marshall Islands Compact Negotiator Muller Wants Air Marshall Islands To Provide Kwajalein Service - April 18, 2002

EDITORIAL: Marshall Islands: What To Do Regarding U.S. Postal Service? - April 17, 2002

EDITORIAL: Marshall Islands: Fatal To Delay On Nuclear Test Compensation Petition  - April 16, 2002

EDITORIAL: Republic of Marshall Islands Future: Lost In The Mail - April 15, 2002

United States Postal Service International Designation Shortsighted, Unacceptable For RMI - April 12, 2002

Marshall Islands Rejects U.S. Compact Funding Offer: RMI Starting To Question "Special Relationship" - April 12, 2002

Marshall Islands Wants U.S. Response To "Changed Circumstances" Petition - April 10, 2002

Auditor Finds Problems With Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority For 12th Consecutive Year - April 8, 2002

Marshall Islands-U.S. Compact Negotiations Delayed Again - April 5, 2002

ADVISORY: Marshall Islands Advisory To The Public Regarding Adoptions Of RMI Citizen Children - March 25, 2002

U.S. Ambassador Senko Notes Kwajalein Funding - March 20, 2002

Marshall Islands Government, Kwajalein Landowners Try To Unite - March 20, 2002

Marshall Islands Asks U.S. For $1 Billion Over 15 Years - March 18, 2002

U.S. Immigration Probes Marshall Islander Adoptions - February 27, 2002

Marshall Islands, U.S. Delay Talks On Future Compact Of Free Association Financial Support - February 22, 2002

U.S. Assistance To Marshall Islands May Be Nearing End - February 18, 2002

Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Zackios Criticizes U.S. Report - February 15, 2002

Kwajalein Landowners Not Yet Ready To Commit To U.S.-RMI Compact Of Free Association Proposals - February 11, 2002

Marshall Islands Tries To Get Immigration Under Control - February 7, 2002

Marshall Islands President Note Opens Nitijela Session - January 21, 2002

The Price Of Mail In The Marshall Islands - January 18, 2002

U.S.-Kwajalein Plan Coming - January 16, 2002

Marshall Islands-U.S. In Battle Against Time Over Compact Of Free Association Funding Renewal - January 16, 2002

VIEWPOINT: We Need A Republic Of The Marshall Islands Cleanup Superfund - January 4, 2002

U.S. Congress Downplays Kwajalein Importance - January 2, 2002

U.S.-Marshall Islands Need Monitoring System In Place At Start Of Compact Ii - January 2, 2002

U.S., Marshall Islands Negotiators Claim Compact Progress - December 28, 2001  

Marshall Islands Pleased With New U.S. Attitude As Compact Renegotiations Continue - December 11, 2001

President Note Leads A Delegation To Washington, D.C. - November 22, 2001  

"Extra" U.S. Compact Money Goes To Marshall Islands Trust Fund - July 20, 2001

Marshall Islands Gears Up For Money Talks With U.S. July 10 - June 26, 2001

Marshall Islands Gears Up For Compact Talks - March 27, 2001

U.S. Investigating Marshall Islands Federal Programs - May 1, 2001

Kwajalein Owners Want Say In U.S. Compact - March 5, 2001

New U.S. Ambassador To Marshalls Senko: U.S. Harmony Vital - February 27, 2001  

U.S. Congressmen Put Marshall Islands On Notice Regarding Aid - December 20, 2000

Magnifying Glass On Marshalls' Economy- August 8, 2000.

Commentary: Becoming A Professional Victim: Marshall Islands - July 25, 2000.

RMI Stresses Reform And Accountability In U.S. Talks - April 20, 2000

U.S. Ambassador To Marshall Islands Plaisted Says: Use Remaining Compact Money Wisely - March 6, 2000

Church Calls Marshall Islands Nuclear Test Compensation Too Little - February 21, 2000.

Marshalls: US Compact Is No 'Welfare' Deal - July 8, 1999

U.S. Slams Marshalls: Financial Mismanagement Alleged- May 25, 1999

U.S. Military Says Marshall Islands Will Grow In Importance  - November 16, 1998.

Marshalls Sees Private Business As Key To Future Development - October 29, 1998. 

Marshall Islands Ready To Trigger "Changed Circumstances" For U.S. Nuclear Compensation - December 5, 1997.

Marshalls Foreign Minister: Washington Mood Favorable To Compact Renegotiation - August 18, 1997.


RMI NEGOTIATING TEAM STATEMENTS

Statement Of The Government Of The Republic Of The Marshall Islands (RMI) Before The House Committees On Resources And International Affairs Presented By The Honorable Phillip Muller, RMI Minister Of Foreign Affairs And Trade - October 1, 1998.


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