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Marshall Islands News

Daily Mail 
OSLO, April 27 (Reuters) - John Fredriksen's Frontline is switching its legal battle for control of tanker operator DHT Holdings from New York to the tiny Marshall Islands after making a fifth offer for the company this week. Frontline, controlled by ... See more..
Marianas Variety 
SAN FRANCISCO (Law360/Pacnews) — The Marshall Islands has asked the Ninth Circuit to revive its case alleging the U.S. has flouted legal obligations under a nuclear disarmament treaty, saying at a hearing Wednesday that as a party to the agreement, ... See more..
Fiji Times 
Fiji has a duty to build capacity in Smaller Island States in the region in terms of development co-operation, says roving ambassador and High Commissioner to Pacific Island Countries and Territories Litia Mawi. She made the comment at the signing of a ... See more..
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Māori Television 
A new vessel was launched this week that will sail across the Pacific to Tāhiti, Hawai'i and the Marshall Islands where it will be gifted to the people there... See more..
Sports Perspectives 
Shares of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (NYSE:GNK) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
The missile, which was equipped with a nonexplosive payload that recorded flight data, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range in Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, according to the Air Force. Col. Chris Moss, Vandenberg's 30th Space Wing commander, ... See more..
Radio New Zealand 
An Australian filmmaker says the Marshall Islands remains a key installation for American military interests despite their toxic legacy in the country. See more..
Fiscal Standard 
In an analyst rating update on Tuesday shares of Genco Shipping Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New Marshall Islands GNK (NYSE:GNK) had their rating ... See more..
Marianas Variety 
MAJURO — The first secretary general of the Marshall Islands Red Cross said Thursday he hopes to fast-track international membership of the fledgling Marshall Islands entity in the International Federation of the Red Cross. While the Marshall Islands ... See more..
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Geography

Oceania, two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia
Area

Total 181 sq km
Land 181 sq km
Water 0 sq km

***NOTE*** the archipelago includes 11,673 sq km of lagoon waters and encompasses the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik
Climate

tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November; islands border typhoon belt
Natural Resources

coconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals ;
Natural Hazards

infrequent typhoons
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; pollution of Majuro lagoon from household waste and discharges from fishing vessels

Demographics

Nationality
Marshallese
Population
69,747 (July 2013 est.)
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US assistance and lease payments for the use of Kwajalein Atoll as a US military base are the mainstay of this small island country. The Marshall Islands received roughly $1 billion in aid from the US during 1986-2001 under the original Compact of Free Association (Compact). In 2002 and 2003, the US and the Marshall Islands renegotiated the Compact's financial package for a 20-year period, from 2004 to 2024. Under the amended Compact, the Marshall Islands will receive roughly $1.5 billion in direct US assistance. Agricultural production, primarily subsistence, is concentrated on small farms; the most important commercial crops are ...See More coconuts and breadfruit. Industry is limited to handicrafts, tuna processing, and copra. Tourism holds some potential. The islands and atolls have few natural resources, and imports exceed exports. Under the amended Compact, the US is also funding, jointly with the Marshall Islands, a Trust Fund for the people of the Marshall Islands that will provide an income stream beyond 2024 when direct Compact aid is to end. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$481.8 million (2012 est.); $472.8 million (2011 est.)
Agriculture Products

coconuts, tomatoes, melons, taro, breadfruit, fruits; pigs, chickens
Industries

copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items (from seashells, wood, and pearls)