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Basketball in RMI

Basketball in RMI

The hottest game in town

Basketball is THE sport in the Marshall Islands. Sure, volleyball is popular, but you can’t get a more excited crowd than the one that’s at the SGT Solomon Sam Basketball Court watching a Ralik-Ratak Shoutout game. Turn a corner in Majuro and it’s likely you can see a hoop somewhere … and if you can Read More

 
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Mattie Sasser: Weightlifting Star

Mattie Sasser: Weightlifting Star

Mattie Sasser is the only Marshallese to gain entry into the elite Olympic Games competition on her merits as a sportsperson alone. This she did in the August 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the competition her lifts boosted her to number 11 globally in her weight category More recently, Mattie has continued Read More

 
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Fish or Dive on Wasabi

Fish or Dive on Wasabi

Cary packed a year’s worth of ocean sport fishing excitement into half a day! — Grant Bilyard, who chartered Wasabi with a few mates in February, 2016 Owned by Cary Evarts, Wasabi is a 26-foot boat with comfortable seating and a huge cooler. Cap’n Cary can take you out for a half or full day Read More

 
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A Day Out to Laura Beach

A Day Out to Laura Beach

Take the tour! Join me with a group of cruisers and their friends as we ride in a commuter van and a pick-up truck on a land voyage to Laura. We were 15 in total and stopped in some quite surprising places… Tobolar: The copra processing plant   It’s the smell that you really notice Read More

 
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Researching our Reefs

Researching our Reefs

...And catching a huge tuna!

Sara Cannon, a Master’s student in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, was in the Marshall Islands for the summer with a team of researchers intent on  measuring and photographing reefs. The hope is that when the data is analyzed it could show that reefs closer to the equator are generally Read More

 
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A-Z of Majuro

A-Z of Majuro

Here’s my A-Z of Majuro … it’s a snapshot of some of the best things on offer around town. Got more ideas, please send them on down! Karen  is for the Alele Museum and Library in Uliga next to the Court House. The museum, located on the ground floor, was recently renovated and is a must-visit for Read More

 
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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 is out of this world!  Marshallese were master canoe builders, indigenous navigators and amazing sailors.  It is so great that they are making efforts to 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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Fishing Around Majuro and Arno

Fishing Around Majuro and Arno

  The Marshall Islands is famous for its big game fishing, drawing lovers of the sport from all over the world. Fisherpersons can expect to haul in giant marlin, tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi and barracuda from the waters around Majuro and Arno. To go out and try your luck, charter Wasabi. Owned by Cary Evarts, Wasabi Read More

 
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Diving: Getting out on the water

Diving: Getting out on the water

Despite the fact that Majuro is the country’s largest population center, with about 35,000 residents, the waters are remarkably clear and rich in sea life (especially on the ocean sides and at the main pass, Kalalin). If you are a certified diver/s you can charter the 25-foot sports boat Wasabi with Captain Cary Evarts (caryevarts@yahoo.com or Read More