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This Week in the News

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Vava II Visits Majuro

Vava II Visits Majuro

The superyacht Vava II arrived in Majuro this week. She is owned by billionaires Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli, who are a fascinating couple partly because of his love of high-end competition sailing and her ongoing passion for writing songs and performing. Ernesto was born in Italy and is now a Swiss entrepreneur active in the Read More

 
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Flying Tour of Uliga, Majuro

Flying Tour of Uliga, Majuro

Enjoying dinner at Aliang Restaurant near Uliga Dock one evening, I spotted a young man watching an aerial video of the nearby Uliga area on his laptop. It gave a new perspective to this downtown area of Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands. The chap was Gilbert Lin and he’d been out that day playing Read More

 
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Wasabi’s Whopper Wahoo

Wasabi’s Whopper Wahoo

Sunday looked perfect, so Wasabi Captain Cary Evarts called his mate Willard Lathrop and said: “Let’s go fishing!” Will said yes and so the guys picked up some ice and headed out through Majuro Bridge. Just moments after setting the lines, zing-zip, they had a fish on. And it was a big one. Together they Read More

 
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Internet Options

Internet Options

In 2010, Majuro became connected by fiber optic cable to Guam. The corresponding internet service is run by the government entity called the National Telecommunications Authority. NTA, as it’s known, is in Delap near the Capital Building. Its General Manager is Tommy Kijiner. 4G LTE: In late March, 2017, NTA introduced their 4G LTE service Read More

 
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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

If you are holding an event in Majuro that’s open to the public and would like to spread the word, I will be happy to post the event and its details on this site. Events that are about to be held will appear on the home page, while all events appear on the Events Calendar Read More

 
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Alele Museum and Library

Alele Museum and Library

The Alele Museum, Library, and Archives in Uliga, next to the RMI Court House, is definitely worth a visit. The entity languished for many years, but thanks to a big effort by a number of caring individuals, it was reopened in September, 2013 after extensive renovations. Upstairs is the library, which features a colorful children’s Read More

 
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What to Pack

What to Pack

What to pack lists are always useful: Print it out and tick the items off as you pack (first crossing out any you don’t want/need). I’ve added a bunch of comments as to why I’ve included some items in the list. Travel Documents Airline Tickets, itinerary and passport/s: Each must be valid for at least Read More

 
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Journal Wins Movie Award

Journal Wins Movie Award

A Marshall Islands Journal movie was included in the main attraction at the latest Jambo Arts exhibition was the Marshallese Be Like Film Festival, organized by local film producer Jack Niedenthal. The festival featured 11 locally-made short videos at the Jitak En Likatu Bar in Delap. Of these, Chewy Lin won Best of Festival Award Read More

 
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Dar Dancers

Dar Dancers

After years of wowing the crowds with their Polynesian performances, the Dar Dancers are embracing their own culture and have a number of stunning Marshallese routines that include Marshallese flags and amimono fans. The group performed at the recent state dinner for the ROC President Tsai Ing-wen. The dancers’ leader, Salome Andrike, said “The Taiwanese Ambassador was very impressed Read More

 
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