Thursday, October 2, 2014

FSM Congress confirms nomination of Mr. Waguk and Mr. Arnold

FSMIS (October 2, 2014): In smooth sailing fashion, the eighteenth day meeting of the Federated States of Micronesia Eighteenth Congress ushered in the confirmation of the nominations for Mr. Tulensru E. Waguk from Kosrae and Mr. Roger Arnold from Chuuk earlier this morning.

Mr. Waguk was nominated to represent the State of Kosrae in the College of Micronesia-FSM board of regents. 

Mr. Arnold was named for the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA), representing the State of Chuuk. 

Also in today's meeting, Congress ratified the amendment to the Third Implementing Arrangement in implementing the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA), opening up fishing activities in the Eastern High Seas to fishing operators sanctioned by PNA. (It had been incorrectly reported that this particular resolution was adopted on October 1st). Floor Leader Singkoro Harper introduced the resolution on September 11, 2013 by request of the President. In fact, this resolution resulted from a Ministers' meeting by PNA members, which took place in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in July 2013. The opening of this particular High Seas would have had become effective by January 2014. 

Congress also agreed on a resolution asking the Speaker to call a special session on November 17th, subject to the polling of Members. 

The meeting today was observed by a four-member delegation from the Municipality of Kitti, which included a 3-year old boy. 

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