Fact File View all

National Government

 The Constitution of the Marshall Islands entered into force on May 1, 1979, at which time the parliament chose Iroij Amata Kabua to be the…

Nitijela members

 On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Dr. Hilda Heine was sworn as President of the Marshall Islands. Speaker Kenneth Kedi and Vice Speaker Jejwarick Anton remain in their…

The Courts

The Courts

 The Supreme Court This is a superior court of record with final authority to adjudicate all…

Copra Processing Plant

Copra Processing Plant

 It’s a hot, tiring job, but the making of copra is one of the few…

Domestic Flights with AMI

Domestic Flights with AMI

 The domestic airline, Air Marshall Islands (known as simply AMI), was established in 1980 with…

RMI Ship Registry

RMI Ship Registry

 The Marshall Islands has the world’s third largest ship registry, which is administered by the…

Fish Market

Fish Market

 Fresh fish from the outer islands can be found at the fish market next to…

Culture View all

Giff Johnson on Nuclear Testing

Giff Johnson on Nuclear Testing

  Marshall Islands Nuclear Tests and Fallout from Regis Tremblay on Vimeo. The Marshallese people are victims of the nuclear age and they are now victims of global warming and…

Riwut Racing

Riwut Racing

 Riwut canoes are miniature canoes that zip along at high speeds. Riwut racing seems to have phases of popularity, but in recent years, if you go to the Marshall Islands Club (on…

Virtual Museum of Clothing Mats

Virtual Museum of Clothing Mats

 The revival program of jaki-ed (clothing mats) includes a virtual museum of the world’s collections of jaki-ed, many of which were collected from the turn of the century through to…

Canoe trip ‘out of this world’

Canoe trip ‘out of this world’

 Jacque Spence, Executive Vice President of the Canvasback Medical Missions, and her team recently went sailing on a couple of traditional Marshallese canoes. Her verdict? “Sailing on a Marshallese canoe…

Alele Museum and Library

Alele Museum and Library

 The Alele Museum, Library, and Archives in Uliga, next to the RMI Court House, was reopened in September, 2013, after extensive renovations. Upstairs is the library, which features a colorful…

The Acronym Jungle

The Acronym Jungle

 While you were away, the MIJ reported that MEC had a power outage, MWSC upped the water days to seven, MISSA won a case in court, water flooded the ECC,…

Recreation View all

Fish or Dive on Wasabi

Fish or Dive on Wasabi

 Cary packed a year’s worth of ocean sport fishing excitement into half a day! — Grant Bilyard, who chartered Wasabi with a few mates in…

World’s largest shark sanctuary

Canoe trip ‘out of this world’

Fishing Around Majuro and Arno

Diving: Getting out on the water

Hotels & Restaurants View all

Communication View all

Internet Options

Internet Options

 In 2010, Majuro became connected by fiber optic cable to Guam. The corresponding internet service is…

Mail and Freight

Phones

Finance View all

Finance and Money Movers

Finance and Money Movers

 Credit cards: Only the larger hotels, restaurants and stores accept credit cards. Foreign exchange: Before exchanging…

Banks

Outer Islands View all

Meaning of Atoll Names

Meaning of Atoll Names

 The English spelling of the word ‘marshall’ (as opposed to the American spelling of one ‘l’)…

Arno Atoll

Shopping View all

Food Stores

Food Stores

   The two largest fresh produce and general food outlets in Majuro are Island Pride Supermarket,…

Fish Market

Clothing Stores

Hardware

Pharmaceuticals