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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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Safety Around Town

Safety Around Town

Police Majuro Atoll has two police forces: The National Police and the Majuro Atoll Local Government Police (a.k.a. MALGov Police or Local Police). As a general rule, if you need police action, call the National Police on 625-8666 or 625-6911. The National Police HQ is in Uliga opposite the College of the Marshall Islands, while Read More

 
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PII Facilities in High Demand

PII Facilities in High Demand

Pacific International Inc. is the Marshalls biggest construction company. It was founded by Jerry Kramer and is now owned and run by him and his family. In February the company celebrated the opening of its new dock facility, its new purse seiner net repair workshop, and the arrival of its new ship, Michelle K. The Read More

 
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BOMI in the Outer Islands

BOMI in the Outer Islands

The Bank of Marshall Islands (BOMI) has its Mobile Banking Services team on the MV Kwajalein that left Majuro on January 20, 2017. The Kwajalein is scheduled to visit Aur, Maloelap, Wotje, Ailuk, Utrik, Mejit, Likiep and then return to Majuro. The BOMI mobile services include: Deposits and Withdrawals; Processing of Micro Loans; Mobile Banking; Collections; Money Gram Service; Handling of Read More

 
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Copra Processing Plant

Copra Processing Plant

It’s a hot, tiring job, but the making of copra is one of the few ways Marshallese on the outer islands can make money. There are many steps in taking a coconut from a tree and turning it into sellable products, and one of the most important is undertaken by the Tobolar Copra Processing Authority Read More

 
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Hot Radio Station

Hot Radio Station

Power 103.5 FM

The hot radio station on Majuro is Daniel Kramer’s Power 103.5 FM, with hundreds of people tuning to listen to the DJs that include Daniel (as MacGyver), Yastamon (Yasta Bolkeim), and the anonymous Income Tax and Taco. Also occasionally featured is Brother C (Carlton Abon). “Power 103.5 is there to lighten up the mood of Read More

 
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PNA: Key to RMI Economy

PNA: Key to RMI Economy

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is a wonderful success story for the Pacific region, including the Marshall Islands. A minor factor is that PNA’s HQ is in Majuro… The major one is that RMI’s earnings from fisheries used to be relatively paltry, despite the value of the fish floating around in its waters. Read More

 
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Taking a Taxi

Taking a Taxi

The cheapest way to get around town is by hopping in a taxi. A ride between Rita and the bridge costs between 75 cents and $1. You share the cab with others. You can indicate how many passengers by holding up the relevant number of fingers. If the driver flashes his lights, he’s full. Rides Read More

 
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President’s Office Newsletter

President’s Office Newsletter

In early August, 2016, the Office of the President launched a newsletter called Kidid Kwōjkwōj. In her welcome to the new publication, President Hilda Heine explained the meaning of the title: “In the olden days, when Kidid, a wandering tattler, visited our islands, people believed that was a sign of good tidings. Kwōjkwōj means communion or feast. Through this Read More

 
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Domestic Flights with AMI

Domestic Flights with AMI

The domestic airline, Air Marshall Islands (known as simply AMI), was established in 1980 with the current name adopted in 1989. The airline is wholly owned by the RMI government. AMI operates regular services from Majuro to several outer islands, generally on a weekly basis. Its fleet is made up of a Dornier 228-212 and Read More

 
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