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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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Beran Island Surf Lodge

Beran Island Surf Lodge

Beran Island Surf Lodge on Ailinglaplap is open for action! Australian water sports entrepreneur Martin Daly first visited Beran in 2006 and since then he’s worked long and hard to bring the water sports resort to reality. According to Martin’s Indies Trader web site, Beran Island is about 45 acres and is central to the best surfing spots 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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Enen Kio (a.k.a. Wake Island)

Enen Kio (a.k.a. Wake Island)

Island of the kio flower

By KAREN EARNSHAW As a number of Asian nations on the Pacific Rim beef up their military prowess, it is expected that the US will, in the next few years, begin upgrading its facilities at the strategic Wake Island (a.k.a Enen Kio), which is 1,501 miles east of Guam, 2,298 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii Read More

 
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The Toll of Climate Change

The Toll of Climate Change

Britain’s Guardian newspaper has on multiple occasions sent reporters and photographers to cover issues in the Marshall Islands and most specifically the effects of climate change. This video was published on September 20, 2016 with the intro stating: If global temperatures rise more than 1.5C, the Marshall Islands are likely to disappear. “The thin atolls Read More

 
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Moonbird’s for Sale

Moonbird’s for Sale

If you are looking for a large live-aboard or cruising vessel with lots of goodies, this is your boat. She is in Majuro and is ready to sail anywhere. She comes with almost everything you need – including charts and flags, and even fuel on deck! A bonus is that in November, 2016, the boat was Read More

 
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Fishing Ships in RMI

Fishing Ships in RMI

January, 2016: Due to the hard work of the many regional fisheries individuals and groups, and especially the people at PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement), Majuro lagoon is now packed with purse seiners and their accompanying transshipment vessels. Of course there are upsides and downsides to this story, but overall the fact that Majuro is Read More

 
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Taiwan Navy Ships Visit

Taiwan Navy Ships Visit

March, 2016: Three Taiwan Navy vessels will be in Majuro from March 23 to 25 as they voyage from their home port to Central America. Known as the ROC Naval Goodwill Squadron, the ships are the flagship Pan-Shi and two frigates, the Kung-Din and the Cheng-Ho. They have on board 730 officers, midshipmen, and sailors. Read More

 
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World’s largest shark sanctuary

World’s largest shark sanctuary

In 2011, the Marshall Islands became home to the world’s largest shark sanctuary. The RMI waters cover 768,547 square miles — nearly four times the landmass of California — in which commercial fishing of all sharks is prohibited. And not only is it the biggest, but a year after implentation later, its shark protections are Read More

 
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