Friday, September 4, 2015

MiCare discontinues coverage for Genesis Hospital and its Pharmacy and Dentistry


Scholarship grants for SIDS (water sector)


"In August 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education jointly launched the project "Strengthening Small Island Developing States’ capacity in the water sector to cope with the effects of climate change”. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in SIDS, to better address future challenges such as coping with the effects of climate change."


The project beneficiaries are seeking water professionals for 2015 and 2016. For more information, please click on the following text.


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

President Christian Receives China's Special Envoy, H.E. Du Qiwen




On August 27, 2015, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, Peter M. Christian received Ambassador Du Qiwen, China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at the President’s conference room in Palikir. The visit by Ambassador Du to the FSM was his second time this year and first time to meet President Christian after assuming his post. 


During the call, President Christian welcomed Ambassador Du Qiwen for his visit to the FSM and acknowledged his frequent visits to the FSM. He further expressed his appreciation for the continued friendship that was forged 26 years ago when China and FSM established diplomatic relations. President Christian touched on important issues relating to the bilateral assistance from China to the FSM and hope that the two countries will work together to enhance the friendly cooperation and partnership to a new level. President Christian assured Ambassador Du of the FSM’s commitment to the bilateral relations with China.  He further requested China’s assistance to the FSM for the 2016 Pacific Islands Forum to be hosted by the FSM.

Ambassador Du regarded the FSM as a good friend and important partner and expressed that China is ready to further advance the cooperation that already exists.  He assured President Christian that China will do all the necessary measures to assist FSM on its social and development efforts. He thanked President Christian for the FSM’s continued commitment to the bilateral relations.

Ambassador Du was accompanied by Ambassador Li Jie, Ambassador of China to the FSM, and other staff from the China Embassy.

For further information on this release, please contact the FSM Department of Foreign Affairs, APAMA Division. 

President Christian Receives the Ambassador of the United Kingdom



 On Friday, August 28, 2015, President Peter M. Christian received the Letter of Credence of Ambassador Roderick Ian Drummond, officially accrediting him as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom with residence in Suva, Fiji. This year marks the 23rd Anniversary of relations between the FSM and the United Kingdom established in August 1992. This is the first Presentation of Credentials for the new administration.

The brief ceremony was followed by a courtesy call which provided an opportunity for exchanges of views on issues of common interests between the two countries. President Christian congratulated the newly appointed Ambassador on his accreditation. As a member of the European Union, the President also took the opportunity to convey appreciation for assistance through the European Development Fund mechanism in the field of renewable energy.

Both President Christian and Ambassador Drummond reaffirmed that the two countries continue to elevate its friendship by strengthening its bilateral relationship.

Accompanying the Ambassador was his wife Madame Yasmin Drummond. Also present at the ceremony were Secretary of the Department of Justice, Joses Gallen, Secretary of the Department of Finance & Administration, Sihna Lawrence, Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Carl D. Apis and Former Speaker Dohsis Halbert.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pohnpei State: Special Election Results - August 23, 2015 (ED#3)


Esmond B. Moses
Leon A. Senda
Norbert J. Rodriquez
Rayner Jim
Wayne H. Mendiola
Write in
Nett
417
200
125
25
1031
0
U
1179
212
15
6
148
0
Mwoakilloa
107
11
2
75
51
2
Pingelap
54
32
3
19
22
0
            Totals
1757
455
145
125
1252
2