Federated States of Micronesia

Chuuk needs close to 100 teachers

Thu 24 Jul 2014 -

CHUUK, FSM --- The Chuuk Department of Education needs to hire nearly 100 teachers to make up for a potential shortage in their local public school system.

North-REP’s hydropower station refurbishment in Pohnpei completed

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM --- Access to affordable and reliable energy sources is key to enhancing sustainable livelihoods in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs), as it decreases the reliance on imported petroleum fuel, which is seen as a major threat to energy security in the region.

Climate-proof road opens in Kosrae, FSM

Thu 05 Jun 2014 -

KOSRAE, FSM --- A new improved coastal road designed to withstand high tides and heavy rainfall is now open for residents of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia FSM. The much needed road provides the people of Tafunsak safe road access in all types of weather.

FSM’s Mori signs telecommunication liberalization bill into law

Thu 10 Apr 2014 -

PALIKIR,FSM — Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Manny Mori has signed the telecommunication liberalization bill.

FSM Congress urged to act on telecommunication liberalization bill and tax reform sunset clause

Tue 01 Apr 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM ---- Federated States of Micronesia President Manny Mori has reminded Speaker Dohsis Halbert about the administration’s legislative priorities when the FSM Congress holds its third special session.

FSM’s Mori encourages states to ‘set aside’ additional Compact share for future use.

Thu 20 Mar 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM ----- The state governments saw an increase in their respective shares under the Compact sector grants when the Federated States of Micronesian National government put into effect a new grant distribution that reduces its 10 percent share to only 5 percent pursuant to Public Law 18-12.

President Mori fires FSM election commissioner

Wed 19 Mar 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM ---- Federated States of Micronesian President Manny Mori has issued a notice of termination of employment to Nickson Bossy, FSM election commissioner in Chuuk, based on recommendation from Albert T. Welly, director of the FSM National Election Office.

Australia, FSM discuss Pacific patrol boat program

Thu 06 Mar 2014 -

PALIKIR, FSM --- The maritime security cooperation talks were held recently between the Federated States of Micronesia and Australia in Palikir.

Pohnpei hosts regional coconut industry meeting

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM --- Officials from Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Jamaica, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Vietnam and the Federated States of Micronesia kicked off the 50th Asia Pacific Coconut Community Ministerial Meeting on Feb. 11.

FSM’s Mori declares state of emergency over grounded fishing vessel

Wed 29 Jan 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM --- Federated States of Micronesia President Manny Mori has declared a state of emergency from 22 January to 22 February following a declaration from Pohnpei Governor John Ehsa regarding environmental threats from the grounded fishing vessel, Ping Da 7.

President Mori signs FSM climate change measure, concludes review of 10 recent public laws

Mon 20 Jan 2014 -

PALIKIR, FSM — After the 18th Federated States of Micronesia Congress passed a number of congressional acts during its last special session, President Manny Mori took the time to review the measures during the holiday season and made his decisions.

Ship worry in FSM

Wed 15 Jan 2014 -

POHNPEI, FSM --- Concerns are being raised over possible environmental damage from a Chinese mother ship that ran aground on a reef in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in December.

FSM, Marshalls spent $201M for infrastructure 2004-2013

Fri 10 Jan 2014 -

MAJURO, FSM --- The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands spent US$106 million and US$95 million respectively on infrastructure projects out of their US$229 million and US$106 million in Compact funds allocated for infrastructure, according to a Jan. 7 Government Accountability Office report to ...

FSM expands diplomatic reach in Asia-Pacific

Tue 24 Dec 2013 -

POHNPEI, FSM --- The Federated States of Micronesia continues to expand its reach in the Asia-Pacific region. In a short official ceremony recently, the FSM and Mongolia signed a joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations with Mongolia.

FSM Congress special session passes Climate Change Act, works on telecom bill

Tue 17 Dec 2013 -

POHNPEI, FSM — The Second Special Session of the Eighteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia adjourned with a Climate Change Act, a Policy on Overseas Development Assistance, assistance towards Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, and grant resolutions for various federal programs in the Nation.

CNMI Senate adopts major policy decision, push for Commonwealth Utilities Corp privatization

Fri 06 Dec 2013 -

SAIPAN, FSM --- The Senate has approved a major policy decision calling for the privatization of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp., a move seen to pave the way for affordable power rates via alternative energy for both residential and private industries in the CNMI.

Proposal for a sea link from Guam to CNMI

Fri 06 Dec 2013 -

SAIPAN, FSM --- There's a push to establish a cargo and passenger shipping service between Guam and the neighbouring Northern Mariana Islands that is cheap and reliable.

Micronesian leaders slam U.S human trafficking report

Fri 06 Dec 2013 -

SAIPAN, FSM ---- Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Emanuel Mori and Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak took issue with the U.S. State Department’s 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report that listed their islands under a Tier 2 watch list for human trafficking and sex trafficking—labels that these leaders say do ...

‘World’s action needed now before we sink to the bottom of the ocean’

Thu 05 Dec 2013 -

SAIPAN, FSM --- Climate change and tourism challenges and opportunities took center stage at yesterday’s opening of a three-day summit that brought Micronesian presidents and governors to Saipan.

FSM-US meeting held in Yap

Tue 03 Dec 2013 -

COLONIA, FSM — The 2013 Joint Committee Meeting or JCM between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States of America was held here on Nov. 19, 2013. The JCM is an annual consultation between the FSM and the U.S. on issues of mutual interest under Title III of ...

Sei Uemoto: first FSM national to become FSM citizen under changed immigration law

Fri 08 Nov 2013 -

POHNPEI, FSM ----Sei Francis Uemoto became the first national of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to obtain his citizenship under a changed immigration law.

Wind resource monitoring in the North Pacific

Mon 28 Oct 2013 -

PHONPEI, FSM --- Reliable and up-to-date resource data that is publically accessible is critical to private sector investment in renewable energy in Pacific Island countries and territories.

FSM obtains US$6.17 million Compact grant in September

Tue 22 Oct 2013 -

PHONPHEI, FSM --- In August, the Finance Department of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) received Compact Grant assistance payments from the U.S. government totaling US$6.17 million.

CNMI, Guam joint Congress schedules inaugural session

Tue 22 Oct 2013 -

SAIPAN, FSM --- The CNMI and Guam Legislatures will hold an inaugural session for the newly formed Mariana Islands Legislature Association Congress on 12 – 13 November, with the cruise line industry, trade between the two territories, and health care among the topics of discussion.

FSM ‘forgives’ Kosrae, Chuuk debts

Mon 26 Aug 2013 -

POHNPEI, FSM --- Federated States of Micronesian President Manny Mori signed Congressional Acts 18-7 and 18-8 with mixed feelings. The two measures are now Public Laws 18-8 and 18-9.