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AMI loses less in 2015

AMI loses less in 2015

Air Marshall Islands reduced its operating losses in 2015, but still lost nearly a million dollars, according to the latest audit of the national airline. The audit shows that AMI increased its operating revenues in 2015, from $2.1 million the previous year to $2.5 million. Airline spending remained about the same in 2015, at over […]

PII adds to port’s viability

PII adds to port’s viability

GIFF JOHNSON Pacific International Inc. celebrated the opening of Majuro’s first net repair facility and a new dock, along with the arrival of its new landing craft, the Michelle K, in a well-attended ceremony Friday. The dock and net repair facilities aim to cement Majuro’s role as a hub for the commercial tuna industry in […]

Tuna team to tighten lines

Tuna team to tighten lines

Focusing on strengthening management of the multi-billion dollar central and western Pacific tuna fishery, and supporting innovative ways for islands to add value to the fishery are twin goals of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this year. Among ongoing value-added projects being promoted by PNA that are expected to expand this year: • […]

MIMRA praised as model in region

MIMRA praised as model in region

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) was singled out for praise by a new book that provides an overview of Pacific fisheries management. The nearly 700-page book says MIMRA is one of the few fisheries departments in the island region that produces an annual report, which is essential for both promoting fisheries and being […]

Fishing boat held at Uliga Dock

Fishing boat held at Uliga Dock

A Philippines fishing vessel with 79 crew members was confined and prevented from entry to the Marshall Islands Thursday after arriving in the country without a fishing license or any advance communication with authorities. “It was a surprise to me to hear this vessel arrived,” said Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority Director Glen Joseph speaking […]

Ebeye owners make history

Ebeye owners make history

Kwajalein Atoll landowners gave a big thumbs up to development of Ebeye and other islands with the recent signing of a master lease for Ebeye-to-Gugeegue land. The master lease signed January 9 on Ebeye replaces a 30-year master lease that had expired last September 30. The previous lease had provided the Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority […]

Fondly remembering Billy Roberts

Fondly remembering Billy Roberts

GIFF JOHNSON The city of Liverpool’s greatest claim to fame is it gave birth to the music phenomenon known as The Beatles in the 1960s. Fortunately for the Marshall Islands, the world’s most famous rock band wasn’t Liverpool’s only asset. Who could have predicted that when British electrical engineer William F. “Billy” Roberts stepped off […]