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Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country near Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line and just north of the equator. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia.


Our standard dataset contains 195 entities connected with the Marshall Islands. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in the Marshall Islands. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 58 entities identified as PEPs connected with the Marshall Islands.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister in Assistance to the President1--
Minister of Culture & Internal Affairs1--
Minister of Education, Sports, & Training1--
Minister of Environment1--
Minister of Finance, Banking, & Postal Services1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade1--
Minister of Health & Human Services1--
Minister of Justice, Immigration, and Labour111
Minister of Natural Resources & Commerce12-
Minister of Public Works, Infrastructure, & Utilities1--
Minister of Transportation, Communication, & Information Technology1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Nitijela-31-
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President of the Marshall Islands-51
Minister of Foreign Affairs-21
Minister of Health-21
Minister of Transportation and Communication-11
Attorney General1--
Commissioner, Bank of the Marshall Islands1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...