Ambassador Karen B. Stewart -July 4, 2018 Remarks

Thank you, MC.  Madame President, First Gentleman, Speaker Kedi, Ministers, Senators, Iroij and religious leaders, Justices, members of the Diplomatic Corps, friends of the U.S. Embassy and fellow Americans, welcome.   A special warm welcome to our guests from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry and Coast Guard District 14.  This new Cutter based ...
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Climate Ready Course in Majuro

Ambassador Stewart opened the USAID-funded Climate Ready Project Management Course that was held at Majuro’s USP campus.  The course was attended by a cross-section of government officials, NGOs, and private sector leaders.  This is the fourth training course organized by USAID, through its Ready Project, in partnership with the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific ...
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Micronesian Islands Forum

Ambassador Stewart traveled last week to Saipan, which hosted the three-day 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum.  RMI President Hilda Heine spoke at the event. Also in attendance were President Peter Christian of FSM, Palau’s President Tommy Remengesau, Guam Governor Eddie Calvo, and Northern Marianas Governor Ralph Torres.  Department of Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech also participated ...
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Statement from Ambassador Stewart: International Human Rights Day

As former Acting Assistant Secretary for the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, International Human Rights Day holds special significance for me.  I was pleased to see the various activities in the Marshall Islands during the 16 Days of Activism, some of which I participated in personally, and which the Embassy ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Competition

Ambassador Karen B. Stewart is pleased to announce The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant (AFCP) for 2018.  This is an annual competition which supports projects in the categories of Cultural sites; Objects and collections of objects from a museum, site, archive, or similar institution; and forms of cultural expression. Grants may range between US$ $200,000 to $979,000 with an ...
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Victim-Centered Counter-Trafficking Training of Trainers

U.S. Ambassador Thomas H. Armbruster’s closing remarks I want to begin by thanking everyone who is present and everyone who participated in this incredibly important Training of Trainers for Service Providers on Human Trafficking Workshop. I would especially like to thank the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and the International ...
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34th General Assembly of the Association of Pacific Islands Legislatures (APIL)

US-RMI Relationship The bottom line, for me, is I remain an optimist about the future of the RMI. Before going into the challenges, we should note that this is a region at peace, where democracy functions, and where we can concentrate on health, education and economic development, rather than insecurity from terrorism and regional conflict. ...
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Memorial Day

Thank you.  It’s an honor and privilege to be with you here today.  Today we recognize Marshallese Traditional Leaders, Senators Ricklon and Kabua, the Sam Family, Mr. Lanny Kabua, Acting Mayor Card Subille, COL Sadler and Monica, and all those serving and their families. Command SGT Maj and Mrs Gooden, Michael Woundi of the American ...
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1st National Climate Change Dialogue

Iokwe!  “Wa kuk wa jimor.”  I know that is sometimes translated as “We’re all in the same boat,” but if I understand my Marshallese teachers correctly, it is more like we are all responsible for this boat.  We are not passively riding along together, we are making sure the boat is sea worthy, traveling the ...
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Nuclear Remembrance Day Remarks by Ambassador Armbruster

Yokwe.  Mr. President, Ministers, Senators, traditional and religious leaders, local government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished citizens of Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utrik, and honored guests – thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. Fifty-nine years ago, the United States conducted tests of nuclear weapons, critical for global safety and ...
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Ambassador Armbruster Speech at the Dedication of Zamperini Dining Facility at USAG-KA

MR. ZAMPERINI, AS THIS IS BEING VIDEOTAPED, I’M HAPPY TO REPORT TO YOU THAT THERE IS A GREAT CROWD OF AMERICAN PATRIOTS AND VERY DISTINGUISHED MARSHALLESE VISITORS AND FRIENDS WHO ARE ALL VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS DEDICATION. MR. PRESIDENT, MINISTERS, GENERAL FORMICA, COL. BOEHME, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,  WE’RE HERE TO CELEBRATE AN AMERICAN HERO.  LOUIS ...
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