The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Micronesia conducted its annual review at Cupid's Bar and Grille on the evening of October 2nd, 2014.
By Bill Jaynes The Kaselehlie Press October 7, 2014 Pohnpei, FSM—
Last week UNESCO Bangkok (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) announced the two winners of this year's prestigious Wenhui award. The FSM's Island Research and Education Initiative (iREi) was one of the two winners of this year's award. iREi will receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000 at the China Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations.
Palikir, Pohnpei – Congress tackled the National Government's budget for fiscal year 2015 and approved over $7million for various infrastructure needs of the four states during its recently concluded Fifth Regular Session of the 18th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. Known as the national budget session, the September Sessions mainly involve the national budget and matters financial in nature. During its recent session Congress passed Congressional Act (CA) 18-92 to approve a budget of $55,098,704 to fund the operation of the three branches of the National Government, its agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies, contributions and capital and human resources development for fiscal year 2015;
FFA applauds Pacific negotiations
October 7th, 2014 Honiara —FFA Headquarters
An historic agreement was reached at the negotiation session between the Governments of the 17 FFA members and the United States of America this week in Honolulu. The deal, struck in the dying minutes of a three-day negotiation session, provides for US flagged purse seine vessels to fish 8,300 days in the region in 2015 in return for a payment of USD 90 million made up by industry and US-Government contributions.
By Bill Jaynes The Kaselehlie Press October 6, 2014 Pohnpei, FSM
— FamilySearch.com has placed an indelible watermark across each digital copy of vital records documents it obtained from the Pohnpei Supreme Court. The watermark clearly says that the online document is not an official copy. FamilySearch.com, the genealogical research site operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints disagrees with the assertion of Salomon Saimon of the Micronesia Legal Services that the records that it posted on its website are "self-authenticating" documents that could be used for the purposes of identity theft.
- The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for September 2014 was the highest on record for September, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average of 15.0°C (59.0°F).
- The global land surface temperature was 0.89°C (1.60°F) above the 20th century average of 12.0°C (53.6°F), the sixth highest for September on record. For the ocean, the September global sea surface temperature was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average of 16.2°C (61.1°F), the highest on record for September and also the highest on record for any month.
- The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–September period (year-to-date) was 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 14.1°C (57.5°F), tying with 1998 as the warmest such period on record