Industry/Economy

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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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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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RMI Ship Registry

RMI Ship Registry

The Marshall Islands has the world’s third largest ship registry, which is administered by the American company International Registries, Inc. (IRI). From its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, IRI operates the flag of convenience ship registry, which in September, 2015, exceeded the 125 million gross ton mark. According to a press release from IRI, there are Read More

 
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Fish Market

Fish Market

Fresh fish from the outer islands can be found at the fish market next to Uliga Dock. Shopping at the market is win-win for you (delicious fish) and for the people on the outer islands (hard to come by dollars). The facility was built with funds from Japan and was completed in 2011. It is operated Read More