Passport Services Unavailable Beginning December 13, 2018

Services to American citizens to process passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and other non-emergency services will not be available beginning December 13, 2018. Normal American Citizen Services will resume on January 10, 2019. Please contact the embassy at 691-320-2187 to report an emergency such as the arrest or death of a U.S. citizen. ...
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U.S. Government Property Sale

The Embassy of the United States of America offers used household furniture, office furniture, supplies, and equipment for sale. The Sealed Bid Sale is open to the public for viewing and bidding on Monday, December 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the U.S. Embassy. All ...
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Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush

It is with sorrow that the Embassy of the United States of America in the Federated States of Micronesia announces the death of former President George H.W. Bush on November 30, 2018. President Bush served as the forty-first President of the United States from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. In his Presidential Proclamation, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – September 28, 2018

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that on September 28, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Air Niugini flight PX073 on approach to Chuuk International Airport (TKK) landed short of the runway in the lagoon.  Airport officials confirm all passengers and crew were safely evacuated and transported to Chuuk State Hospital for evaluation. The U.S. Embassy is ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Dinner Reception in Honor of FSM Women’s Conference Participants

On August 27-31, 2018 Pohnpei State hosted the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference with a theme of “Working Together for Progress”. Over 300 women and men from all FSM states attended the event. The Conference’s goal included increased support for social development that is inclusive of women across FSM. The dialogues ranged from Women’s Political ...
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American Citizens Voting/STEP Program

The Embassy invites American Citizens to meet us at the Pohnpei Public Library on Wednesday, August 8, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Learn about your opportunity to register to vote in American elections. In addition, the Embassy can help you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so that you will receive ...
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Health Notice – U.S. Embassy Kolonia

Location: Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia Event: The Yap State Department of Health Services reported an outbreak of diarrheal illness due to rotavirus. Rotavirus is highly infectious. It is characterized by vomiting and watery diarrhea for 3 to 8 days. Fever and abdominal pain also frequently occur. This outbreak coincides with the 9th Micronesian Games on Yap, ...
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Ambassador Robert A. Riley Keynote Address: Opening Ceremony of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures 37th General Assembly, June 26, 2018

It is a great pleasure and an honor to be meeting with you today for the opening of the Association of Pacific Islands Legislatures. It is quite an august group we have here… there are too many people to enumerate here, but I would like to recognize President Peter Christian and the diplomatic corps… and ...
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Interior Announces Funds to Extend Yap Robotics League Program to Pohnpei, Chuuk and Lauds Strength in Partnerships Receives Funds in Return

POHNPEI – While on an official visit to Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs announced a $241,675 technical assistance grant for continuation of the Yap Robo League and expansion to include students from the islands of Weno (Chuuk) and Pohnpei in the Federated States ...
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Interior Assistant Secretary Domenech Visits Pohnpei, Micronesia Reaffirms U.S.-FSM Compact partnership continues and endures beyond 2023

POHNPEI, MICRONESIA– U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech today concluded his official visit to Pohnpei, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), where he conferred with President Peter M. Christian on the continuation and strengthening of the U.S.-FSM relationship under the Compact of Free Association.  While ...
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Interior Funds Atmospheric and Wave Forecasting Program for U.S. Territories in Pacific

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary – Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $497,738 grant to the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research School of Ocean and Earth Science for a project to improve atmospheric and wave-forecasting through the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System. ...
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Interior and National Park Service Announce $3.2 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park this week announced $3,241,210 million in historic preservation grants specifically for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and  the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia and the ...
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Interior Provides FY2018 Funding for We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawai’i

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced FY 2018 funding support for the We are Oceania (WAO) Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawai’i.   The One Stop Center provides information and services to migrants from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic ...
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United States – U.S. Government partners with the FSM Government to complete Project Preparation Training Program in the FSM

Kolonia, Pohnpei – U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia Robert Annan Riley III today was joined by the Secretary of Finance, Sihna N. Lawrence, to lead the completion ceremony of a project preparation training program that has strengthened the capacity of the Federated States of Micronesia’s leaders to develop effective environmental and disaster ...
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Interior Announces FY2018 Support of Junior State of America Program for Students from U.S.-Affiliated Islands

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, today announced $400,000 in funding support for the Junior State of America (JSA) program (formerly the Junior Statesmen of America) for students from the U.S. territories and the freely associated states. “The Junior State for America Foundation helps educate and prepare high school students ...
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Interior Announces $247,405 in Funding Support for Power Utilities and Lineman Training in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs has announced $230,000 to support the 2018 Pacific Lineman Training program for linesmen from American Samoa, Guam, Ebeye, Majuro, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap.  An additional $17,405 will support participation in workshops and meetings sponsored by the Pacific Power ...
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U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON – Twelve winners have been announced for the  U. S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program . The selected teams, representing 11 different Pacific countries, will receive up to $13,750 in grant-funding to implement projects in the region related to the program’s core themes of education, environment and resource management, civic leadership, and economic and social development. In addition to funding, YPL grantees attended a ...
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Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 24-day joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment from Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific embarked USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and ...
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USAID, MERIP MARK COMPLETION OF PROJECT THAT ADVANCES RESILIENCY OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN POHNPEI

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently marked the completion of a partnership that has helped make coastal communities in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, more resilient. In February 2015, USAID, through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, collaborated with the Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei (MERIP) to ...
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Welcoming Remarks, Peace Corps Appreciation Ceremony April 20, 2018

Welcome to the Peace Corps Appreciation Ceremony; we thank you very much for coming. I would like to recognize: Traditional Leaders of Pohnpei Secretary of Foreign Affairs Lorin Robert Acting Governor of Pohnpei Reed Oliver Acting Secretary of Education Wayne Mendiola Other State and National Officials Acting Director for Inter-America & Pacific Emily Untermeyer Peace ...
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Builder 2nd Class Roy Lee Lowe II Reenlists in U.S. Navy

On April 13, 2018 Builder 2nd Class (BU2) Roy Lee Lowe II reenlisted in the United States Navy at  Pohnpei International Airport. Ambassador Robert Riley, Pohnpei State Lt. Governor Reed Oliver, FSM Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for American and European Affairs Ricky Cantero, FSM Department of Foreign Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for American ...
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Interior Announces Executive Leadership Development Program for Public Sector Officials from U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON (April 12, 2018) – The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce open applications for the 2018-2019 cohort of the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for candidates from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and from the freely associated states ...
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Now Hear This: A U.S. Navy Audiologist in the Federated States of Micronesia

PACIFIC OEAN (NNS) — Pacific Partnership, with 2018 marking the 13th iteration of the event, brings together a vast array of military personnel from countries including the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. In each demographic, you’ll find personnel who are on their first, second, or even third trip to the Federated States of Micronesia ...
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Seabee Divers Uncover Cannon and Meet with Local School in Yap during Pacific Partnership 2018

YAP, FSM (NNS) – U.S. Navy Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 uncovered a cannon and met with students at Yap Catholic High School ahead of Pacific Partnership 2018 in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, March 14-15. Capable of providing inshore and underwater construction of ocean facilities, UCT 2 work closely with local ...
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United States and Federated States of Micronesia Confer At Mid-Year Meetings on Compact Financial Assistance and Trust Fund

WASHINGTON – U.S. and Federated States of Micronesia officials met in San Francisco this week for their mid-year meetings to discuss financial assistance provided for the benefit of the people of the Federated States of Micronesia on behalf of the people and government of the United States.  The bilateral Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) and ...
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Pacific Partnership 2018 Begins in Micronesia

YAP, Micronesia, March 21, 2018 —  Pacific Partnership 2018 , the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission, began today aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick in Yap, Micronesia. Combined forces aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick man the rails as the ship arrives in Colonia, Micronesia, for the first stop ...
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United States Committed to Advancing Women’s Leadership in North Pacific

The U.S. Department of State, with the East-West Center (EWC) and the New Zealand Consulate of Hawai’i, has launched the second phase of the North Pacific Women’s Action Program, which will build a network of women leaders across the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. The ...
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U.S. Government Completes Typhoon Maysak Reconstruction Efforts,  Broadens Environmental Resilience Support

January 20, 2018 Weno, Chuuk — U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Robert Riley, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director to the Pacific Islands Clay Epperson, and FSM government officials marked the completion of homes and public infrastructure destroyed by Typhoon Maysak. USAID and the Government of the ...
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U.S EMBASSY INVITES THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SEALED BID AUCTIONS

Bid Date: Thursday & Friday, February 8 and 9, 2018 March 1 and 2, 2018 Pick up dates: February 12, 2018 & March 5, 2018 Location: Peace Corps, Pohnpei (behind Tuna Commission) ITEMS FOR BID: -Furniture -Appliances -Misc.n Office VIEWING STARTS: 9:00AM– 3:30PM Thursday, February 8, 2018 & Friday, February 9, 2018 VIEWING STARTS: 9:00AM– 3:30PM Thursday, ...
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Ambassador Robert A. Riley Joint Committee Meeting 2017 Remarks

Good morning. It is a pleasure to address you all today. The annual JCM is a great opportunity to reflect on our bilateral security relationship, to plan together future activities, and to fortify further our already strong defense commitments. We have seen recently an increased level of engagement, and I anticipate that this will intensify ...
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Call for U.S. Service Academies Class of 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to invite young Micronesian citizens to compete for appointments to the following United States Service Academies: (U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis Maryland; U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point New York; and U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) New London Connecticut, for students in the Class of 2022 and entering ...
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Message from Secretary Tillerson on the 242nd Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps

On behalf of the Department of State and all of our employees serving overseas and at home, I wish the United States Marine Corps congratulations on its 242nd birthday. The Department and the Corps have a special, historic relationship.  U.S. Marines have safeguarded our embassies and consulates since 1949, but our common effort to promote ...
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A Message from President Trump on Federated States of Micronesia’s Independence Day

Dear Mr. President: The people of the United States join me in extending to you and to the people of the Federated States of Micronesia our warmest congratulations as you celebrate your Independence Day on November 3. The United States values the long history of close partnership between our two nations. The citizens of the Federated States ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Donates Sporting Equipment to Pohnpei Soccer Association

On October 6, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Kiska transited Pohnpei State on her way from Honolulu Hawaii (Coast Guard District 14) to her new home base in Guam. The Kiska’s Coast Guard crew delivered sporting equipment to the Pohnpei Soccer Association, including basketballs, soccer balls, baseball equipment, and other recreational equipment. During the ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Competition

The U.S Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Competition. AFCP was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Small Grants Competition

The U.S Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Competition. AFCP was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. ...
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Interior Announces Open Season for Discretionary Grant Applications from U.S. Insular Areas

WASHINGTON (October 5, 2017) – U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech today announced open season for the U.S. Insular Areas to submit applications for technical assistance program (TAP) funding and maintenance assistance program (MAP) funding for fiscal year 2018.  These grants are available to the U.S. territories of American ...
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Readout of Meeting between U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Federated States of Micronesia President Peter Christian

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke received President of the Federated States of Micronesia Peter Christian, in a courtesy visit at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Secretary and the President discussed a variety of topics focusing on the importance of the close and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the ...
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U.S./FSM Annual Joint Economic Management Committee Meeting Successfully Concluded in Honolulu

Honolulu, HI (September 6, 2017) – The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the United States bilateral Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) annual meeting took place Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The Committee members jointly allocated $61 million for the sectors of health, education, public sector capacity building, private sector development, environment and ...
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Deputy Secretary Bernhardt Announces $184,000 in Historic Preservation Grants to Micronesia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, with the National Park Service, today announced $184,478 in Historic Preservation Grants to Micronesia. The announcement is part of $21 million in grants announced today across the nation, which represents a total of $58 million awarded  to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and partnering nations. “These grants highlight the ...
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Interior Funds One Stop Centers in Hawai’i and Guam to Help Migrants from Micronesia

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available two technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawai‘i. The one stop centers provide information and services to migrants ...
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Interior Releases $3 Million for Compact Impact of Migrants from Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 1, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available discretionary Compact impact funding in the amount of $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2017, as an additional Federal contribution toward defraying the costs that Guam, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa bear due to the presence ...
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Augustine Kohler Participates in U.S. Cultural Preservation Program

Mr. Augustine Kohler from the state of Pohnpei recently participated in the U.S. Department of State IVLP Cultural Heritage Preservation Program June 19-July 7, 2017, nominated by the U.S. Embassy in the FSM.  Mr. Kohler recently assisted the FSM’s efforts in achieving UNESCO World Heritage Site status for Pohnpei’s Nan Madol ruins. As the FSM ...
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Micronesia, Seabees Strengthen Relationship with Health Clinic Opening

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (July 26, 2017) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Walung Village on the island of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, to dedicate and turnover the Walung Health Clinic to the Federated States of Micronesia, July 25, 2017. The ceremony signified Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1’s completion of the 792 ...
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Interior Provides $1 Million in Grants for Natural and Cultural Resource Protection in the Pacific

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has made available $1,003,787 for natural and cultural resource protection in the U.S. Insular Areas.  The funds will support a wide variety of initiatives which include watershed management, GIS skills development, radar monitoring and marine protected areas surveillance, youth education ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 241st U.S. Independence Day

(U.S. Embassy, Kolonia) The U.S. Embassy in the FSM marked the 241st anniversary of United States Independence with a Fourth of July Celebration on the Embassy grounds.  U.S. citizens, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, dignitaries from the FSM and Pohnpei governments, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other agencies ...
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FSM and U.S. Officials Lift Suspension on Compact Public Infrastructure Grant Funding

HONOLULU, HI (June 30, 2017) – Delegations representing the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the United States of America (U.S.) reached an agreement that enables $150 million of public infrastructure assistance to be used for projects across the four FSM states of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap, and Kosrae, as provided for under U.S. Public Law 108-188 ...
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FSM Student Appointed into the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

On June 9th, 2017 Ambassador Robert A. Riley presented a certificate of appointment from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to Xavier High School graduate Ryback Malakai. Ryback is the son of Scotty and Grace Malakai from Mwoakilloa, Pohnpei. Prior to attending Xavier, Ryback attended Sokehs Powe Elementary school. His hobbies include volleyball, table tennis, and ...
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Ambassador Robert Riley Participated In the Turnover Ceremony at Nanpei Memorial High

On May 26, 2017 Ambassador Robert Riley participated in the turnover ceremony of the new Nanpei Memorial High School library/classroom building in Kitti Municipality. The building is funded by the Compact Infrastructure Program and it is contracted by the ABCOR Engineering and Construction Company and designed by Leo A Daly. This newly built building is ...
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U.S. Government Awards New Grant to Promote Climate Resilience in Micronesia

Weno, Chuuk — The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new project that will reduce the vulnerabilities of communities in Micronesia to impacts of climate change. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), USAID awarded a total of US$244,315 grant to the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC). CWC will implement the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Robert Annan Riley III Presents Credentials to FSM President Peter M. Christian

On August 16, Robert Annan Riley III presented his credentials to FSM President Peter M. Christian at the FSM National Government in Palikir, Pohnpei. Ambassador Riley is the tenth Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Ambassador Riley is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, and now is currently serving ...
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Peace Corps Response (PCR) Swearing-in Ceremony

For 20 years this June, Peace Corps Response (PCR) has offered seasoned U.S. professionals the opportunity to undertake short-term, high-impact assignments to address development priorities around the world. In 2014, Peace Corps started this program in the FSM; today, eleven (11) new PCR Volunteers have been sworn-in in the FSM, as well as three (3) ...
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