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  • Wu-Tang Affiliate Christ Bearer Launches Kickstarter Fund For Tour; Starts Rap Competition

    Micronesia News
    27 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The Wu-Tang Clan affiliate that made headlines after severing his penis is trying new ventures. After doing stand-up comedy to joke about his near-death experience, Christ Bearer is now looking to visit small countries to teach them about hip-hop culture and perform in hopes of motivating them to develop their own hip-hop scenes, according to his spokesperson.
  • Sports Notes (Photo: PDN files) - Pacific Daily News

    FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA - Google News
    30 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    Sports Notes (Photo: PDN files)Pacific Daily NewsPractices are 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Dededo behind Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School. Info: Amy at 987-1903. Players with Federated States of Micronesia heritage who are interested in playing in the Budweiser Amateur Baseball League ...and more »
  • Divers to explore sunken WWII ships off tiny Pacific island - The Sunshine Coast Daily

    CHUUK NEWS - Google News
    28 May 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The Sunshine Coast DailyDivers to explore sunken WWII ships off tiny Pacific islandThe Sunshine Coast DailyIN A COUPLE of weeks a group of local divers is heading to Chuuk, a tiny island country in the Western Pacific. Formerly known as Truk Lagoon, the island was a huge Japanese naval base before and during the Second World War. It is a beautiful country ...
  • New extension agent ready with answers - Cherokee Tribune

    POHNPEI NEWS - Google News
    29 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Cherokee TribuneNew extension agent ready with answersCherokee TribuneAfter the Peace Corps, Fuder worked as the deputy director of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. There, he met his wife, an Atlanta native who was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. “Together, we spent over
  • FSM's Christian announces judicial, cabinet nominations - Marianas Variety

    kosrae NEWS - Google News
    28 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    FSM's Christian announces judicial, cabinet nominationsMarianas Variety... for Pohnpei Legislature, chief for the International Law Division of the FSM Attorney General's Office, FSM deputy chief of Mission in New York, acting legislative counsel for the FSM Congress, and staff attorney for the FSM Public Defender's
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  • Wu-Tang Affiliate Christ Bearer Launches Kickstarter Fund For Tour; Starts Rap Competition

    27 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The Wu-Tang Clan affiliate that made headlines after severing his penis is trying new ventures. After doing stand-up comedy to joke about his near-death experience, Christ Bearer is now looking to visit small countries to teach them about hip-hop culture and perform in hopes of motivating them to develop their own hip-hop scenes, according to his spokesperson.
  • Move for prosperity

    22 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged members of the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting to work together for a peaceful and prosperous Pacific. While welcoming the members at the seventh PALM that started at Iwaki City in Japan yesterday, Mr Abe said the triennial summit held by Japan and the Pacific Island Countries had always acted as a compass of co-operation and a powerful engine of partnership.
  • Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV...

    18 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    On May 11, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the 2015 Article IV consultation 1 with the Federated States of Micronesia . Micronesia's economy is stagnating, as externally-funded infrastructure projects are moving slowly while difficulties in the business climate, in particular those related to land tenure issues, continue to hold back private sector development.
  • Typhoon Dolphin heads towards Guam packing strong winds

    13 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Typhoon Dolphin is due to hit the area from Friday afternoon , with wind gusts expected to reach 160 kilometres per hour. Typhoon Dolphin has already passed over eastern-most Kosrae and Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia as a tropical storm.
  • 10th Pacific Partnership Mission Prepares to Renew Regional Ties

    13 May 2015 | 2:54 am
    The U.S. Pacific Fleet will join international forces in the 10th Pacific Partnership mission, scheduled to begin in early June. This annual maritime operation will help improve disaster response preparedness while enhancing relationships among all participants.
 
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    FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA - Google News

  • Sports Notes (Photo: PDN files) - Pacific Daily News

    30 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    Sports Notes (Photo: PDN files)Pacific Daily NewsPractices are 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Dededo behind Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School. Info: Amy at 987-1903. Players with Federated States of Micronesia heritage who are interested in playing in the Budweiser Amateur Baseball League ...and more »
  • Honor society inducts 53 Black Hawk College students - Bureau County Republican

    29 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Honor society inducts 53 Black Hawk College studentsBureau County Republican... on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial and more »
  • Weather Extremes Wear Climate Change's Fingerprints - InsideClimate News

    29 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    InsideClimate NewsWeather Extremes Wear Climate Change's FingerprintsInsideClimate NewsAfter five years of drought, Texas got nearly a week of rain leading up to Memorial Day, soaking the state's parched soil. So when 11 inches of rain fell in Houston Monday night, the land couldn't absorb any more water. The resulting flood submerged and more »
  • New extension agent ready with answers - Cherokee Tribune

    29 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Cherokee TribuneNew extension agent ready with answersCherokee TribuneAfter the Peace Corps, Fuder worked as the deputy director of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. There, he met his wife, an Atlanta native who was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. “Together, we spent over
  • Guam senators approve funds for FestPac - Pacific Daily News

    29 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Guam senators approve funds for FestPacPacific Daily NewsSeveral appropriation bills were deliberated and passed during the Legislature's final day of May session yesterday. Sen. Tina Muña Barnes, D-Mangilao, initially introduced two pieces of legislation — Bills 82-33 and 83-33 — meant to appropriate
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    CHUUK NEWS - Google News

  • Divers to explore sunken WWII ships off tiny Pacific island - The Sunshine Coast Daily

    28 May 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The Sunshine Coast DailyDivers to explore sunken WWII ships off tiny Pacific islandThe Sunshine Coast DailyIN A COUPLE of weeks a group of local divers is heading to Chuuk, a tiny island country in the Western Pacific. Formerly known as Truk Lagoon, the island was a huge Japanese naval base before and during the Second World War. It is a beautiful country ...
  • UNICEF delivers critical aid to Chuuk - Radio New Zealand

    20 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    Radio New ZealandUNICEF delivers critical aid to ChuukRadio New ZealandUNICEF has given child vitamin supplements, oral rehydration solution and a water quality testing kit to the Chuuk Department of Health to help children affected by the storm. The agency says the portable water quality testing kit is state of the art
  • Japan envoy visits Chuuk - Marianas Variety

    19 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Japan envoy visits ChuukMarianas VarietyCHUUK, FSM (Embasssy of Japan in the FSM, May 14, 2015) — Japanese Ambassador Masaki Sakai visited Chuuk recently to meet with officials and to speak about the bond between his country and FSM at the College of Micronesia-Chuuk. He also visited ...
  • SBA stands ready to assist Chuuk and Yap businesses affected by super typhoon - Marianas Variety

    13 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    SBA stands ready to assist Chuuk and Yap businesses affected by super typhoonMarianas VarietySACRAMENTO, Calif. (U.S. Small Business Administration) — Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to businesses in the Federated States of Micronesia, States of Chuuk and Yap, as a result of President Obama's major disaster declaration, ...and more »
  • Piano concert raises $1.2K for Chuuk - Saipan Tribune

    11 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    Saipan TribunePiano concert raises $1.2K for ChuukSaipan TribuneSchool instructor Youngmi Han personally delivered the money raised to press secretary Ivan Blanco, who grew up in Chuuk. Yonsei Academy said the money raised for the concert will primarily benefit the children of the island. It is also planning to
 
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    POHNPEI NEWS - Google News

  • New extension agent ready with answers - Cherokee Tribune

    29 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Cherokee TribuneNew extension agent ready with answersCherokee TribuneAfter the Peace Corps, Fuder worked as the deputy director of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. There, he met his wife, an Atlanta native who was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. “Together, we spent over
  • Gladstone men paid $42k a year more than women - Gladstone Observer

    28 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Gladstone ObserverGladstone men paid $42k a year more than womenGladstone ObserverGrowing up she moved around different places including Sydney, Moree, Wollongong and lived for about two years as a high school student on a small island in Micronesia called Pohnpei. Pam loves water sports, including SCUBA diving, snorkelling and ...and more »
  • Double their money - Gladstone gender pay gap worst in state - Fraser Coast Chronicle

    28 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Double their money - Gladstone gender pay gap worst in stateFraser Coast ChronicleGrowing up she moved around different places including Sydney, Moree, Wollongong and lived for about two years as a high school student on a small island in Micronesia called Pohnpei. Pam loves water sports, including SCUBA diving, snorkelling and ...
  • FSM's Christian announces judicial, cabinet nominations - Marianas Variety

    28 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    FSM's Christian announces judicial, cabinet nominationsMarianas VarietyPALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — Federated States of Micronesia President Peter M. Christian has submitted to the FSM Congress the nomination of Dennis K. Yamase to be the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of ...
  • Micronesian state seeks Korea's help in education - Korea Times

    27 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Korea TimesMicronesian state seeks Korea's help in educationKorea TimesShelten G. Neth, a senator of the Micronesian state of Pohnpei, says he will not spare any effort to build an educational bridge with Korea. "We want to go beyond the region of an education partnership with educational institutions here in Korea," he and more »
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  • FSM's Christian announces judicial, cabinet nominations - Marianas Variety

    28 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    FSM's Christian announces judicial, cabinet nominationsMarianas Variety... for Pohnpei Legislature, chief for the International Law Division of the FSM Attorney General's Office, FSM deputy chief of Mission in New York, acting legislative counsel for the FSM Congress, and staff attorney for the FSM Public Defender's
  • FSM college donates ID equipment to Kosrae state government - Marianas Variety

    27 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    FSM college donates ID equipment to Kosrae state governmentMarianas VarietyTOFOL, Kosrae (College of Micronesia-FSM News) — COM-FSM has donated identification production equipment to the Kosrae State Government's Office of the Attorney General. The college recently upgraded its ID production capabilities college-wide ...
  • Micronesian state seeks Korea's help in education - Korea Times

    27 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Korea TimesMicronesian state seeks Korea's help in educationKorea TimesThe FSM consists of four states ― Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae ― spreading across the Western Pacific Ocean. Neth serves as vice chairman of the Resource and Development Committee at thePohnpei State Legislature. He was president of the Pacific ...and more »
  • Biographies of the 2015 honorands - Yale News

    18 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Biographies of the 2015 honorandsYale NewsThe Friedman lab has also studied the genetic basis of human obesity first with the U.S. Department of Health on genetic studies on the Pacific island of Kosrae in Micronesia, and more recently with collaborators at Bilkent University in Turkey. Most
  • Christian elected new FSM President - Radio New Zealand

    11 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Christian elected new FSM PresidentRadio New ZealandPohnpei's Senator Peter Christian is the new President of the Federated States of Micronesia and Kosrae Senator Yosiwo George is the country's new Vice President. The Marianas Variety reported that the two were elected by the 19th Congress yesterday.FSM has new president, vice president, speakerMarianas Varietyall 2 news articles »
 
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  • My Friend and Kindred Spirit

    Eric and Karyn Sorenson
    8 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Dr. Chris Perez and Dr. Debbie EricksonLet me tell you about my friend, Dr. Debbie. I was immediately drawn to Debbie because she, like me, is a haole (Caucasian). We attended the same church where we were the ethnic minority. Debbie met her Chamorro husband, Chris, (Chamorro is the name for the native people of Guam) while they were both at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School. Unlike many (most?) of us, Debbie willingly left the land where she was raised and moved with her husband to the other side of the world where she adapted to a culture not her own. When I…
  • Terrorists Around the Hedge?!

    Eric and Karyn Sorenson
    1 Jun 2014 | 2:09 am
    The fountain gurgled serenely and the sun felt delicious—not too hot, not too cold. I rested in the public courtyard scribbling the last of my grocery list. Rat-ta-ta-ta, rat-ta-ta-ta.  Around the corner of the tall hedge I heard an unusual sound—a very rhythmic sound.  Pondering the unfamiliar noise, I became increasingly uneasy as the more I listened, the more it seemed there was a pattern to the rhythmic clatter on the cobblestones.  Under normal conditions, I don’t think I would have noticed the noise, and if I had, it certainly would have been perceived as innocuous;…
  • A Dog, a Bag, and an Acrobatic Gecko

    Eric and Karyn Sorenson
    8 Jul 2012 | 11:56 pm
    Besides the video I posted two nights ago, it has been quite awhile since I last posted on this blog.  This is not for lack of desire, but a result of technical difficulties and the ubiquitous busyness that seems to daily consume me.  Sigh!  But, moving onto much more interesting things, I want to tell you about the second church service that Eric and I attended that first Sunday on Yap.   This Yapese service was held in the beautiful open-sided church that sits on the hill overlooking the lagoon in Colonia, Yap.  I found it interesting that many of the men stood…
  • Yap Outer Islander Worship Service

    Eric and Karyn Sorenson
    6 Jul 2012 | 10:56 pm
    I have had nothing but trouble trying to upload this video of the outer island church service (described in my previous post) directly onto this blog.  I have finally resorted to putting it on YouTube.  You will find the URL below:  http://youtu.be/WVvoVew6cOEIn the video, you can hear the parishioners singing in their native tongue and you can see the beautiful handmade lavalavas (woven skirts) worn by the women.  Additionally, you will notice the backs of some of the women who continue in the native tradition of going topless.  This is seen far more often once you…
  • From the Land of Lavalavas

    Eric and Karyn Sorenson
    9 Apr 2012 | 4:51 pm
    (Note:  Now that we are back in CA and have time and consistent/fast Internet access, we will post some stories and corresponding pictures depicting our time in Micronesia.  This post was written from Colonia, Yap, on March 25.)This is the lagoon in Colonia, Yap.  The building in the background but nearly on the water (the left building in the center of the picture) is the youth center where many of the church events are held.  Up on the hill and slightly to the left with the steep tin roof is the Yap Evangelical Church.  PIUs teaching facility is the lime green…
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