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United Airlines

United Airlines

United Airlines is the only airline flying to Majuro from the US. Formerly Continental Airlines, United flies from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Majuro three times a…

Nauru Airlines

Nauru Airlines

  Nauru Airlines, formerly called Our Airline, flies once a week from Brisbane. The flight leaves early Sunday morning and stops in Nauru on the…

Transport from the Airport

Transport from the Airport

How to catch a ride to town   Listen above or read this: After flying…

Canvasback Medical Missions

Canvasback Medical Missions

The 501(c)(3) non-profit Canvasback Missions, founded by Jamie and Jacque Spence, brings teams of volunteer…

Copra Processing Plant

Copra Processing Plant

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

Schools in the Marshalls

Schools in the Marshalls

Unearthing information about the school system in the Marshall Islands can prove to be a…

Education Statistics

Education Statistics

The following education statistics are from the 2011 census: * The level of educational attainment…

Culture View all

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…

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,…

Jaki-ed Revival Program

Jaki-ed Revival Program

  By KAREN EARNSHAW Happy Hands: This name of one of Majuro’s successful handicraft stores describes beautifully the weavers of the Marshalls Islands. To be a skilled weaver is to…

Mini English-Marshallese Dictionary

Mini English-Marshallese Dictionary

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.…

Language Introduction

Language Introduction

  After living in the Marshalls off and on for 15 years, the number of Marshallese words and phrases I know and use are pathetically few. ‘Hello’, ‘how are you?’,’…

Shopping for Handicrafts

Shopping for Handicrafts

  By SUZANNE CHUTARO In a country where the unemployment rate for women is high as 70 percent and a majority of the adult population have few skills due to…

Recreation View all

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?…

Diving: Getting out on the water

Fish or Dive with Wasabi

Diving the wrecks of Bikini

Historic Dive Sites

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

Clothing Stores

Clothing Stores

Quality western clothing is hard to come by in Majuro, but the basics, such as T-shirts,…

Hardware

Pharmaceuticals

Shopping for Handicrafts

Office Supplies