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(Office of the Governor) -- Next week, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be the center of the Pacific as Saipan hosts delegations from all over Micronesia for the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum from April 25-27, 2018 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa. The annual leadership summit ...
The Department of Public Health and Social Services visited Rambie's Fast Food at the Micronesia Mall after claims of Band-Aid in food, but a manager at the food court vendor says the post is fake. "That's not even our menu," said Estelita G. Cortez. Cortez said Rambie's does not use red onions in ...

Representatives of various non-profit organizations of the Pacific gathered together at the Westin Resort for the first day of the 8th Micronesia Non-Profit Congress Conference. The annual conference is put on every year by Payu-ta Inc., Guam's umbrella organization of non-governmental organizations.
United Airlines would be severing ties with Cape Air services in Micronesia, following the internal announcement of discontinuing services to Rota from Guam and Saipan. In response to Saipan Tribune inquiries, United Airlines said in a statement for attribution to corporate communications that they ...
(Office of the Governor) -- Every year, the chief executives of Micronesia meet to discuss and establish regional cooperation on a variety of issues that are of mutual concern to the region. Known as the Micronesian Islands Forum or MIF, this annual summit brings together the six governors and ...
Anthropologist and author of Arts & Crafts of Micronesia, Barbara Wavell curated "Island Objects," an exhibit of archaeological materials and historical items from the Pacific Islands of Micronesia. The display runs until April 15, at the Albin Polasek Musuem in Winter Park Florida. While Wavell was a ...

As Guam is the shipping hub for all of Micronesia, our colonial status and the restrictions we face trickle down to all the islands around us, as they depend on Guam to receive goods. This is the case even though they are more sovereign and have a greater degree of independence. The high cost of ...
I'd done my research and seen [Micronesia] had, at one time, taken U.S. dollars to start a newborn hearing screening program for audiology, so that was the foot in the door when we had a couple of projects in Chuuk,” he explained. “Two months later, I was in Yap with an entomologist. While he did his work, I did audiology ...
Pohnpei, FSM 12 March 2018 - The Vice-President Yosiwo P. George of the Federated States of Micronesia launched their first ever Adaptation Fund Project in the FSM National Government Capitol, Palikir. The Inception Workshop marks the commencement of the project "Enhancing climate change ...
Micronesia: Island hopping offers new perspective ... POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia — I'm panicked and soaked as smiling locals fish me out of the bay on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. "Trip of a ... My husband and I traveled to Micronesia on United's Island Hopper route from Honolulu to Guam.
Tropical Cyclone JELAWAT formed over the North West Pacific Ocean on 24 March. On 26 March at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 360 km east of Melekeok (Palau) and it had maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening.
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More than 800 military personnel aboard the USS Brunswick and the hospital ship USNS Mercy, along with host nation civilians and nongovernment organization participants will support this year's Pacific Partnership mission in Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Micronesia.
A consortium involving a local renewable energy company is moving forward with a project to add 8 megawatts of solar power in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. San Antonio-based Buenavista Renewables LLC and Guam-based Micronesia Renewable Energy Inc. secured a $4.2 million loan from ...
A group of teenage students in Micronesia have become instant celebrities after recreating “I'll Make a Man Out of You” from Disney's Mulan for a school project. The 38-second clip, shared by @senseileskee on Twitter, racked up at least 8.5 million views, 570,000 likes and 240,000 retweets in just five days ...
IN many islands of Micronesia, the government has stressed the importance of tourism which contributes substantially to their economic and social objectives. But the influx of visitors is also determined by the attractiveness, value, quantity and quality of tourist attractions in these islands, including their ...
ISLAND culture is crucial to the well-being of the indigenous community. Islanders, especially the youth, should take pride in their indigenous background and history. But Micronesian cultures have also managed to evolve through the islanders' journeys across the Pacific Ocean. Our ancestors brought with ...

Three fishermen have been rescued in the Federated States of Micronesia after they spent eight days stranded at sea. No caption. Photo: travisphotowork/123RF. The 19-foot skiff was first reported missing on 12 February after it failed to return from a fishing expedition near Chuuk. Coast Guard planes from ...
13 February: Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have launched renewable energy projects on the remote island of Yap. The projects are aimed at strengthening energy reliability and security in the sparsely populated and remote island group ...
MARC features traditional love practices of Micronesia ... The University of Guam Endowment Foundation in junction with the Micronesia Area Research Center welcome guests to attend their fundraising event of love ... “The event will demonstrate how our people express love throughout Micronesia.”.
Federate States of Micronesia, Palau, Philippines - Tropical Cyclone TWO (GDACS, JTWC, NOAA)(ECHO Daily Flash 9 February 2018) ... hours, it is forecast to keep moving west toward the Philippines strengthening and it may pass close or over Yap Island (Federate States of Micronesia) on 10 February ...
February is notably the month for sweethearts. Single or taken, however, this event is for anyone who's ever wanted to know and understand the laws of attraction here in Micronesia. Here's more on an event that will do just that...and all to benefit a worthy cause. How to Say I Love You - Love Traditions in ...
IN Micronesia, islanders continue to celebrate their cultural independence through the performing arts — vocals, instrumental music and dance. These include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity and are also found, to some extent, in many other intangible cultural heritage domains ...
COLONIA, Yap—Students in Yap are learning about the heritage of traditional navigation in Micronesia, thanks to a four-panel pictorial history display created and donated to the Yap Living History Museum by ethnographic filmmaker, scholar and Palu navigator Eric Metzgar Ph.D. of California. Metzgar ...
“We are excited to see this dream come to fruition,” said Ken Norton, Guam-Micronesia Mission (GMM) president. “Joy FM has played a major role in growing the Adventist church here on Guam and in the Northern Mariana islands during the past 27 years. We believe the same result is going to happen on ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority said the three Micronesian territories had common challenges and must find common solutions. This includes marketing their destinations, especially in Japan where air links to Micronesia have been reduced since the suspension of Delta Airlines' flights to the islands.
Ambassador Sato recently led a delegation from Tokyo to Pohnpei, capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, which included Dr. Yoshiaki Terumichi, president of Sophia University in Tokyo; APIC Directors Yoshito Honda and Megumi Araki, who also serves as APIC secretary general; Chie Kato, senior ...
A US Senator pushing to extend the Northern Marianas-only transitional worker programme through a bill she co-authored is visiting Micronesia this week. Senator LIsa Murkowski poses with CNMI leaders led by Governor Ralph Torres Photo: Mark Rabago. The bill is co-authored by CNMI Delegate ...
An almost unrecognized change in immigration will be explored during an upcoming performance at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Immigrants are coming to Hawaii from Micronesia and running into similar roadblocks immigrants through the centuries have faced.
ISLAND culture is crucial to the well-being of the indigenous community. Islanders, especially the youth, should take pride in their indigenous background and history. But Micronesian cultures have also managed to evolve through the islanders' journeys across the Pacific Ocean. Our ancestors brought with ...
On February 20, a U.S. Navy patrol aircraft located and saved a group of fishermen who went missing last week in the South Pacific. Three fishermen from Fefan Island - one of several islets within Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia - left their home port in a skiff on February 13. They planned on a one-day fishing ...
Three fishermen have been rescued in the Federated States of Micronesia after they spent eight days stranded at sea. No caption. Photo: travisphotowork/123RF. The 19-foot skiff was first reported missing on 12 February after it failed to return from a fishing expedition near Chuuk. Coast Guard planes from ...
Two languages spoken in Micronesia appear to be most closely related to the Western, or Indonesian, branch of the Austronesian languages — Chamorro, closely similar to the languages of the Philippines; and Palauan, the affinities of which are less certain but clearly Indonesian, according to Carlos ...
'HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU': The "How To Say I Love You – Love Traditions in Micronesia" event set for Friday will celebrate "the many ways love is practiced throughout Micronesia." Photo courtesy of the University of Guam Endowment Foundation ...
Federate States of Micronesia, Palau, Philippines - Tropical Cyclone TWO (GDACS, JTWC, NOAA)(ECHO Daily Flash 9 February 2018) ... hours, it is forecast to keep moving west toward the Philippines strengthening and it may pass close or over Yap Island (Federate States of Micronesia) on 10 February ...
IN Micronesia, islanders continue to celebrate their cultural independence through the performing arts — vocals, instrumental music and dance. These include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity and are also found, to some extent, in many other intangible cultural heritage domains ...
COLONIA, Yap—Students in Yap are learning about the heritage of traditional navigation in Micronesia, thanks to a four-panel pictorial history display created and donated to the Yap Living History Museum by ethnographic filmmaker, scholar and Palu navigator Eric Metzgar Ph.D. of California. Metzgar ...
“We are excited to see this dream come to fruition,” said Ken Norton, Guam-Micronesia Mission (GMM) president. “Joy FM has played a major role in growing the Adventist church here on Guam and in the Northern Mariana islands during the past 27 years. We believe the same result is going to happen on ...
A Micronesian immigrant living in the U.S. on a temporary visa was sentenced Wednesday to serve 46 years in prison for twice raping a missing 13-year-old Chesterfield County girl, whom he found alone at a local convenience store and drove to his Chester apartment after falsely promising to take her ...
In my first article on this topic, I discussed the history of the suicide epidemic in Micronesia during the middle of the 20th century. I felt there were some lessons Americans could learn about our mass shooting problem by examining this epidemic. I want to go more into depth on explaining those connections ...
Shenzhen Lian Cheng Yuan Yang Fishing Co., a major Chinese fishery firm, recently showcased its Pacific Islands-sourced tuna at a glitzy event in Guangzhou. Earlier this year, Lian Cheng signed a deal with the government of Micronesia to build a fishing port on the island of Yap. A sovereign nation ...
During a span of 50 years, I have had the good fortune to spend time on and under Micronesia's waters, walk her lands, fish and photograph her reefs and live with and photograph her people. I have been welcomed into villages, men's houses, canoe houses, homes and families. I married a Pacific Islander ...
The Miss & Mr. Micronesia titles go to individuals who highlight, enhance and encourage Micronesian beauty through culture and fashion. Miss Mesekiu is a traditional title that symbolizes the love and relationship of mother and daughter. According to Palauan legend, a young lady who dishonored her ...
Prices at two of Guam's gas stations rose above $4 per gallon for regular unleaded Monday. As of Monday afternoon, prices at Mobil and 76 gas stations were $4.03 per gallon for regular unleaded. The last increase was on Jan. 1, 2018, to $3.88 per gallon. As of Monday afternoon, prices at Shell stations ...
Two individuals, who are barely adults were arrested for a strong armed robbery which occurred on December 23, 2017. Guam – Two suspects were arrested over the weekend for their alleged involvement in a strong arm robbery which occurred at the Micronesian Mall. Acting on information received from ...
Only seven countries joined the U.S. and Israel in supporting the controversial move, and three of them have important ties to Hawaii: Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. The three Micronesian nations are particularly dependent on American largesse. Known as the “freely ...
RONNA Kella Erich and her family, who are from Palau, believe that you can practice your cultural traditions wherever you are and whatever the occasion. Click to enlarge. Sitae Terry and Rosalinda Aldan. Arthur Mitmad, Rayburn Espangel and Casey Gamaad. From left, Vivian Eledui, Terry Elis, ...
Santa Claus makes his visit to Micronesia every year, but not on a sleigh with reindeer. "Today we went to two different Micronesian islands for Operation Christmas Drop, and we were able to drop five different bundles to allow us to aid our training for humanitarian efforts in the future," said co-pilot First ...
The earthquake was centered 33 miles northwest of Fais, Micronesia — about 385 miles southeast of Guam — at a depth of 8.5 miles, the U.S.G.S. stated online. At 7:51 p.m. the same day, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 155 miles east-northeast of Yap and 380 miles southwest of Guam. The quake ...
IN Micronesia, islanders continue to celebrate their cultural independence through the performing arts — vocals, instrumental music and dance. These include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity and are also found, to some extent, in many other intangible cultural heritage domains ...


 

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