By Bill Jaynes The Kaselehlie Press October 31, 2014 Pohnpei, FSM—
In an effort to promote drug free and healthy lifestyles for Pohnpei's children, the Central Union of Young Adults (CUYA) organized a fifteen and under boys' and girls' basketball tournament that kicked off late this afternoon at Ohmine Elementary School. Congressional Candidate Ferny Perman, one of the supporters of the tournament was the keynote speaker.
$16K off island aluminum payment allegedly diverted from program account—investigation ongoing
By Bill Jaynes The Kaselehlie Press November 3, 2014 Pohnpei, FSM—
At the request of Pohnpei Senator Magdalena Walter, the Legislature's Chairperson of the Committee on Health and Social Services, Pohnpei's Office of the Public Auditor conducted an audit of the Pohnpei Recycling Program run by the Environmental Protection Agency. Auditors published four findings, two of which relate to lack of adequate planning before implementation of the program. One had to do with travel cost that OPA said was improperly billed to the program.
"Another milestone for OLMCHS," This was the statement of Sr. Isabel Seman, MMB, the Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in her speech during the Blessing and Turnover Ceremony of the OLMCHS Multi-Purpose Gymnasium last October 23, 2014. Close to three hundred people witnessed this momentous occasion – parents, students, OLMCHS alumni, friends, and special guests. Among the distinguished guests present were President Emanuel Mori and Mrs. Emma Mori, Japanese Ambassador Masaki Sakai and Mrs. Nobuko Sakai, United States Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Hugues Ogier, FSM Postmaster General Ginger Mida and former FSM Ambassador to Japan Kasio Mida, Junior States of America Territories Program Director Edward Banayat, Vicar of Pohnpei- Kosrae Fr. Julio Angkel, and representatives from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and Kolonia Mayor's Office.
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Friday 24th October FFA-RSFC, Honiara—
The region's annual large-scale maritime surveillance sweep of Pacific fishing waters has netted a record 12 vessels in potential breach of their fishing licenses. The vessels, nabbed by Fisheries Maritime Police from FSM (6), PNG (5) and Palau (one) are flagged to Thailand, the Philippines and FSM. They were amongst 114 boardings of fishing vessels and 1011 sightings of vessels across the EEZs of 14 Pacific nations involved in the Operation Kurukuru maritime surveillance exercise. The regional sweep, launched on Wednesday 15th October, ended its tenth and final day today. "Further details on the alleged infringements are an operational matter and will be dealt with at the national level but I think the findings demonstrate the level of standards and effectiveness which our national partners are applying to themselves in the area of maritime surveillance," says FFA Director General James Movick.
By Bill Jaynes The Kaselehlie Press October 26, 2014 Pohnpei, FSM—
The Embassy of Japan once again presented a "Japan Week" in Pohnpei. The Embassy is calling the event a great success. During his remarks during the "Japan Festival" held at the College of Micronesia Pohnpei Campus gym on October 26, Ambassador Masaki Sakai said that the purpose of the Festival was to introduce Japanese culture to the people of the FSM.To the delight of the audience, Ambassador Sakai gave his remarks in Pohnpeian.
UNICEF POHNPEI, 4 November 2014 –
The National Government of Micronesia and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today launched two new publications of importance for children. The first report, titled 'Children in the Federated States of Micronesia: An Atlas of Social Indicators', presents a comprehensive picture of the situation of children in the country. It contains a wealth of data on indicators of child well-being across different sectors including demography, poverty and inequality, education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, disability, and child protection.