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Joint Economic Management Committee Meets in Chuuk Pleased by Ongoing Progress under Compact of Free Association Partnership

WASHINGTON – Led by Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) Chair and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nikolao Pula, both U.S. and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) members of the JEMCO, convened a mid-year meeting on March 19, 2019, in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). As outlined in the Compact of Free Association, the JEMCO ...
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Interior Applauds Executive Leadership Development Program Concludes Third Session in Yap, Micronesia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech today applauded the twenty-six island government officials in the 2018-2019 cohort of the Pacific Islands Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). These officials recently completed the third and penultimate session of their leadership development and training program in Yap, Micronesia. “We ...
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President Proposes $611 Million FY 2020 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States

 WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald J. Trump today proposed $611 million for fiscal year 2020 through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the benefit of fellow Americans in the U.S. Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The proposal also ...
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2019 U.S. Embassy Poetry Contest Winner in Honor of International Women’s Day “Ashley Rapgeg, Yap Catholic High School”

Poem was submitted as part of the 2019 U.S. Embassy Poetry Contest in Honor of International Women’s Day. “She Can” By Ashley Rapgeg, Yap Catholic High School Gender means almost nothing Not only one gender can be everything If he can reach for the stars, Then she can reach just as far. He can have ...
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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: 2019 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar

The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia in partnership with the East West Center (EWC) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar. This seminar will focus on expanding women’s knowledge of entrepreneurship, economic growth, leadership and community building through carefully selected field visits and meetings with experts, practitioners, business owners and policymakers ...
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