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Micronesia November 2018 icons  Marianas Variety

IN Micronesia, islanders celebrate their cultural independence through the performing arts, vocals, music and dance. These include numerous cultural ...

Marianas Variety
Australia can’t forget Micronesia  Policy Forum

Australia's decision to open new diplomatic posts in Palau and the Marshall Islands should be the first of many steps in an increased diplomatic footprintNew ...

Policy Forum
Bevacqua: Colonization disrupted links between Guam, others in Micronesia  Pacific Daily News

In 1458 a large bronze bell was cast in Okinawa, that is today known as the Bridge of Nations Bell. At the time Okinawa was an independent country with treaty ...

Pacific Daily News
Micronesia senator wants to ban trans people working for government  Gay Star News

A senior Micronesia senator has soured a month of historic moments for the Micronesia's LGBTI community. Senator Isaac V Figir introduced a bill to parliament ...

Gay Star News
Micronesia's collective culture  Marianas Variety

SITAI Terry, a native of Chuuk, has lived on Saipan for many years. She appreciates the island tradition of helping each other, especially those in need of food.

Marianas Variety
Bayo Likity charged in court, allegedly peed on the floor at the Micronesia Mall  Pacific Daily News

A man who appeared intoxicated at the Micronesia Mall was arrested after security guards reported he peed on the floor and shoved one of the guards, ...

Pacific Daily News
Where to see Christmas displays  The Guam Daily Post

A great way to spend time with friends and family is exploring the many Christmas displays Guam has to offer. Many companies and community groups come ...

The Guam Daily Post
Navy diver, Case grad, helped in Micronesia plane rescue  Journal Times

At the end of September, after a month of inspecting and fixing ports in Micronesia, specialized U.S. Navy divers were on the last dive of their mission when they ...

Journal Times
Operation Christmas Drop appreciated | Editorials  The Guam Daily Post

The recent launch of the 67th Annual Operation Christmas Drop marked another year of spreading holiday cheer across Micronesia.

The Guam Daily Post
In Micronesia fisherman caught a coke for $ 4 million  www.MICEtimes.asia

The man caught 48 kg of cocaine. Fisherman in the Marshall Islands caught 48 kg of cocaine with a total value of $ 4 million. According to new Zealand radio ...

U.S. Indo-Pacific forces participate in annual Operation Christmas Dro  Air Force Link

Santa 21 returned to the “North Pole” of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, after delivering three bundles to the island of Nama in the Federated States of ...

Air Force Link
FSM lawmaker proposes ban on employing transgender people in government  Pacific Daily News

A Federated States of Micronesia senator from Yap introduced legislation recently, seeking to ban transgender people from working in the FSM government.

Pacific Daily News
Give back by supporting two Jesuit ministries this #GivingTuesday  America Magazine

A #GivingTuesday Message from Fr. Dennis Baker, S.J., President of Xavier High School in Micronesia.

America Magazine
Pacific Island Hopper: The world's most scenic flight?  CNN

Flying from Honolulu to Guam and all points in between, the United Airlines Island Hopper is one of the world's most memorable air routes.

Variations | Adios maestro  Marianas Variety

ABOUT a quarter of a century ago, on my first day as a reporter on Capital Hill, I introduced myself to the governor's public information officer, a former cable TV ...

Marianas Variety
Operation Christmas Drop Commemorated With Push Ceremony  DVIDS

ASAN, Guam (Dec. 10, 2018) - *Service* members and civilians gathered to witness the ceremonial pushing of a box filled with humanitarian goods into a C-130 ...

Torres to head Pacific Basin Development Council - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres was elected chairman of the Pacific Basin Development Council during the first day of the Western Governors Association in Kohala ...

Saipan Tribune
Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important  Honolulu Civil Beat

Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say -- and can't help but make our community stronger.

Honolulu Civil Beat
Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks in sea lagoon  The Guardian

All passengers reportedly rescued after 737-800 settles in the sea and then sinks.

The Guardian
Coconut Ratz & Kung Fu Cowboys explores Pacific island culture and disability  UH System Current News

Coconut Ratz & Kung Fu Cowboys, the autobiography of Joakim “Jojo” Peter, explores Pacific island cultures and ways of life and the disability experience from ...

UH System Current News
There Are Many Ties Between Hawaiians And Micronesians  Honolulu Civil Beat

Traditionally, the lines between Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia never existed.

Honolulu Civil Beat
Flotilla of small boats rescues passengers from crashed plane in Micronesia  The Seattle Times

Residents in small boats rushed to the crash site to save passengers and crew members from the sinking aircraft, an official said.

The Seattle Times
Air Force crew plays Santa for Operation Christmas Drop – PNC News First  Pacific News Center

Guam – It's not just Santa Claus flying through the sky to deliver Christmas presents to good boys and girls, the U.S. Air Force is playing Santa all week ...

Pacific News Center
Micronesia plane crash: Body of missing passenger found  Sky News

Video of the accident showed US navy sailors helping to rescue passengers and crew before the aircraft sank.

Sky News
Passing of Ann and Bill Stewart  Marianas Variety

THE purpose of this letter is to let the friends of Ann and Bill Stewart passed. Ann passed about a week ago and Bill passed on just a few days ago. The daughter ...

Marianas Variety
NASA sees Tropical Depression Man-yi, warnings triggered  Phys.Org

Tropical depression Man-yi for med in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA captured an image of the storm. Yap state is already under watches and ...

Theorizing about where everyone stands | Pat Ferrucci's Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 13 analysis  The True Dork Times

So last season I began my recap of the penultimate episode of Survivor with a diatribe about how awful the season felt and where I would have placed it any ...

The True Dork Times
30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair festivities  Pacific Daily News

The Guam Visitors Bureau invites the public to experience years of cultural unity and festivities at the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair May 2-6.

Pacific Daily News
Former Guam resident names eye shadow palette inspired by Micronesia to empower youths  Pacific Daily News

Former Guam resident Eddie Nathan Winis aims to inspire Micronesian youths with makeup named after.

Pacific Daily News
Missing Micronesian Kingfisher still hasn't been found  KUAM.com

Still close by. It was a month ago when we brought you the story about one of the world's rarest birds - Guam's Micronesian Kingfisher - going missing.

Global Compact for Migration Adopted This Week as Expected  Immigration Blog

Despite growing skepticism about the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration", the UN agreement was adopted this week at a conference in ...

Immigration Blog
Uganda: 68 Countries Ugandans Can Visit With No Visas  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Kampala — Ugandans intending to travel abroad have at least 68 countries, 15 of them in Africa, they can travel to without a visa. The countries in Africa are ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
US report warns of Chinese move on Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

A new United States government report warns US relations with Micronesian countries are being threatened by China's inroads in the Pacific region.

Radio New Zealand
PH partially lifts deployment ban to Micronesia  ABS-CBN News

MANILA - (UPDATE) The Philippine government on Thursday partially lifted deployment restrictions for the Federated States of Micronesia which it imposed ...

How An Oahu Doctor Struggles To Care For His Micronesian Patients  Honolulu Civil Beat

Editor's note: This essay is part of an ongoing series, produced by the Daniel K. Inouye Institute and Zócalo Public Square, exploring Hawaii's past, present, and ...

Honolulu Civil Beat
Plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks – video  The Guardian

Footage steamed live on Facebook from Jumeta Esenaf shows the sinking of a Papua New Guinean plane after overshooting the runway in the Federated ...

The Guardian
Travel Experts Choose The World's Best Beaches For 2018: Number One Is In Greece  Forbes

The most beautiful coastline destinations on our planet.

Micronesia: Scenic island-hopping and a lesson in letting go  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia >>. I'm panicked and soaked as smiling locals fish me out of the bay on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. “Trip of a lifetime,” I ...

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Denight: Guam Micronesia Island Fair opens on May 2  Pacific Daily News

Guam's largest cultural celebration, the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair, begins May 2.

Pacific Daily News
Retail closings at Micronesia Mall, new franchise restaurants on the way  Pacific Daily News

Clothing retailers Papaya and Laguna Beach Jean Co. closing shop at Micronesia Mall, while fast food chains Pepper Lunch and Jollibee open soon.

Pacific Daily News
Next Generation of Micronesians in Hawaiʻi Reclaim The Narrative  Hawaiipublicradio

Micronesians are Hawaiʻi's newest and fastest growing immigrant population. For more than 30 years, citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau.

23rd Micronesian Islands Forum set for April 25-27, 2018 - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be the center of the Pacific this week as Saipan hosts delegations from all over Micronesia for the 23rd ...

Saipan Tribune
Niue, NMI speak out at tuna commission  Marianas Variety

HONOLULU (Pacnews) — The tiny Pacific nation of Niue has called on members of the tuna commission to ensure fisheries resources caught in the region are ...

Marianas Variety
US looks at defence and foreign policy in Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

The US Defense Department is to report to the U.S. Congress by 1 December on a range of security concerns in the northern Pacific island groups that are ...

Radio New Zealand
Micronesia (Federated States of)  General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate

H.E. Mr. Peter Christian spoke at the General Debate of the 73rd Session.

General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate
Passengers safe after flight crashes into sea in Micronesia | Pictures  Reuters

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew ...

Range of resolutions reached at Micronesian Islands Forum  Radio New Zealand

Agreements on climate change and illegal fishing were among a slew of resolutions signed by leaders last week at the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum in ...

Radio New Zealand
WATCH: Incredible moment US Navy rescue passengers from sinking plane in Micronesia  Independent.ie

Footage shows US Navy sailors rushing to the scene of a plane that overshot the runway and landed in water in a Micronesian lagoon.

Total ban ordered on OFW deployment to Micronesia  Inquirer.net

Filipino workers may no longer be deployed to the Federated States of Micronesia due to reports of abuses and maltreatment of Filipino workers in that nation, ...

'World's largest microgrid' in Micronesia gets 30-year PPA  Energy Storage News

The small island nation of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean has moved a step closer to having what is said to be the largest ever microgrid spanning diesel, ...

Energy Storage News
US airmen in the Pacific transitioned to the C-130J this year. How is the new model faring?  DefenseNews.com

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has the largest area of responsibility of the American military's combatant commands.

Micronesian leaders on Saipan for regional summit  Radio New Zealand

Leaders from Micronesia's island states are on Saipan this week attending the 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum.

Radio New Zealand
FSM senator seeks to ban transgender people from govt  Radio New Zealand

A senator in the Federated States of Micronesia has introduced legislation which would ban transgender people from working in government.

Radio New Zealand
Utahn with US Navy team helps rescue passengers in Micronesia plane crash  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) -- A passenger plane crashed into a Pacific lagoon near Chuuk, Micronesia on Friday, Sept. 28. Local sailors and a U. S. Navy UCT 2 team rushed to the ...

KUTV 2News
Bishop to head bipartisan Australian visit to Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Minister for International Development Concetta Fierravanti-Wells embark on a tour of Micronesian states this ...

Radio New Zealand
Online movement exposes discrimination against Micronesians in Hawaii  Radio New Zealand

Sha Ongelungel started the #beingmicronesian online movement to raise awareness about discrimination faced by Micronesian immigrants in Hawaii.

Radio New Zealand
Eritrea – Ethiopia accord, template of peace – Micronesia prez at UN  africanews

The Ethiopia – Eritrea peace deal continues to attract applause from governments across the world, the latest being the Federated States of Micronesia.

Meanwhile in ... Micronesia, officials are looking for help in preserving a mysterious ruin  The Christian Science Monitor

And in Somalia, terrorist group Al Shabab is working to ban single-use plastics and the cutting down of trees.

The Christian Science Monitor
Federated States of Micronesia forges a way forward to health security in the Pacific - Micronesia (Federated States of)  ReliefWeb

20 August 2018 – The Federated States of Micronesia has become the first Pacific island country to complete a Joint External Evaluation (JEE). JEEs are ...

GVB announces 2018 Guam Micronesia Island Fair info  Pacific Daily News

GVB announced the various cultural\u00a0festivities\u00a0and activities that will take place during the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair.

Pacific Daily News
Air Niugini Chuuk crash probe uncovers safety deficiencies  Radio New Zealand

An investigation into the crash of an Air Niugini plane in Micronesia has uncovered potentially fatal safety deficiencies on board.

Radio New Zealand
#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate  Honolulu Civil Beat

When Sha Ongelungel moved to Hawaii in 2001 and started applying for jobs, her cousins warned her not to tell anyone that she was Micronesian. “Tell them ...

Honolulu Civil Beat
Kayaking, diving in Micronesia’s turquoise waters  The Durango Herald

POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia – I'm panicked and soaked as smiling locals fish me out of the bay on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. “Trip of a lifetime,” I ...

The Durango Herald
Hawaii volcanic haze spreads to Micronesia, United States News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

MAJURO (Marshall Islands) • Haze from the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii blanketed the Marshall Islands 3700km away on Sunday, as officials warned it ...

The Straits Times

Explore the Wrecks and Reefs of Chuuk & Palau. Palau islands Credit Palau Siren 1. The coral islands of Palau. Credit Palau Siren. Micronesia may be ...

DIVE Magazine
'Japan achieved success in Micronesia unlike any other' - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

TOKYO—In the years before World War II, the Micronesian islands under Japanese rule were self-supporting, a level of economic independence never reached ...

Saipan Tribune
Bishop says Micronesia tour about empowering women not countering China  Radio New Zealand

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is visiting the Marshall Islands today and tomorrow amid concern about China's growing influence in the Pacific region.

Radio New Zealand
Bello says deployment ban to Micronesia could be lifted soon  Manila Bulletin

There is a possibility that the deployment ban imposed in the Federated States of Micronesia will be lifted.

Manila Bulletin
Saipan to host 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

Every year, the chief executives of Micronesia meet to discuss and establish regional cooperation on a variety of issues that are of mutual concern to the region.

Saipan Tribune
Jet crashes into water in Micronesia - but everyone survives  Sky News

Sky News - First for Breaking News, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.

Sky News
'Island Soldier' brings hope in FSM  Radio New Zealand

It is a long way from the Micronesian island of Kosrae to Afghanistan, but that is the journey many make when they enlist in the US military.

Radio New Zealand
Update: 1 man missing after airplane crash in Micronesia  UPI.com

Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Authorities said Saturday one man is missing after a flight crashed into the sea a day earlier off a small island in Micronesia. The crash occurred ...

Pacific island reps agree programs to end violence against women and girls must emerge locally  Fiji Times

REPRESENTATIVES from 11 Pacific Island countries participating at the 8th meeting of the Pacific Women's Network Against Violence Against Women ...

Fiji Times
RI to boost bilateral ties with Micronesia, offers N219 aircraft - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indonesia is committed to boosting bilateral ties with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) through the improvement of mutual partnership in various sectors, ...

Jakarta Post
Micronesia's longline yellowfin tuna fishery achieves MSC certification  SeafoodSource

The longline yellowfin tuna fishery in the exclusive economic zone of the Federated States of Micronesia has achieved MSC certification.

Pacific countries side with Israel against UN probe  Radio New Zealand

Four Pacific Island countries have voted against a United Nations resolution to investigate Israel over its treatment of prisoners and detainees.

Radio New Zealand
Bevacqua: Guam being a colony affects neighbors in Micronesia  Pacific Daily News

Right now, we all endure a system that isn't meant to serve the interests of those living in Micronesia.

Pacific Daily News
Around the World: Micronesia meets Ant-onio and Bob — and learns of Christ's love  Christian Chronicle

FEATURE PHOTO (above): Children on the Pacific island of Pohnpei are introduced to two friendly puppets, Ant-onio and Bob, brought to life by brothers ...

Christian Chronicle
United CEO visits Guam, Micronesia - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

TAMUNING, GUAM—United Airlines chief executive officer Oscar Munoz visited Guam for the first time from Aug. 18 to 20 to meet the employees of the Guam ...

Saipan Tribune
Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Prepare for the Transition of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to Trust Fund Income  Government Accountability Office

The U.S. is providing $3.6 billion in economic assistance to the nations of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands from 2004 through 2023. This assistance has ...

Government Accountability Office
Micronesian leaders tasked with putting resolutions into action  Radio New Zealand

The leaders of Micronesia are now tasked with putting into action a series of resolutions passed during their summit last week that include efforts to improve ...

Radio New Zealand
POEA orders OFW deployment ban to Micronesia  pna.gov.ph

MANILA -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has ordered a total deployment ban to the Federated States of Micronesia due to reports ...

President Donald J. Trump Approves a Disaster Declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia  Whitehouse.gov

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared a disaster under the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and ...

Filipino workers banned from FSM over labour abuse reports  Radio New Zealand

The Philippines has banned all overseas Filipino workers from deploying to the Federated States of Micronesia after reports of abuse and maltreatment.

Radio New Zealand
Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians  Honolulu Civil Beat

*Service* providers say more data is needed to help Hawaii's most recent immigrants.

Honolulu Civil Beat
Passenger unaccounted for following Micronesia plane crash  The Mercury

A passenger is unaccounted for after a plane landed short of a runway and into a lagoon in Micronesia. The airline has issued a statement saying a search for ...

The Mercury
#BeingMicronesian: online hatred spurs positive fightback  The Guardian

When Sha Ongelungel saw yet another derogatory post directed at Micronesians, she decided enough was enough.

The Guardian
US looks at defence, foreign policy and impact of Chinese aid in Micronesia  Asia Pacific Report

RNZ Pacific. The US Defense Department is to report to the US Congress by December 1 on a range of security concerns in the northern Pacific island groups ...

Asia Pacific Report
Federated States of Micronesia launch their first Adaptation Fund Project “Enhancing Climate Change Resilience of Vulnerable Island Communities in FSM” - Micronesia (Federated States of)  ReliefWeb

Pohnpei, FSM 12 March 2018 - The Vice-President Yosiwo P. George of the Federated States of Micronesia launched their first ever Adaptation Fund Project in ...

The race to save the mysterious Micronesian ruins of Nan Madol  ABC News

Visiting the ruins of Nan Madol in the Federated States of Micronesia is like stepping into an Indiana Jones movie — and the man charged with its protection is ...

ABC News
'We are desperate for help': Asylum seekers in Micronesia accept Trudeau's Twitter 'invitation'  CBC.ca

Asylum seekers detained on a tiny island nation in Micronesia are asking the Canadian government to resettle them. The group of 560 people, including more ...

DOLE may lift deployment ban on Micronesia, says Bello  Business Mirror

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said they are now mulling over the lifting of the deployment restrictions for Micronesia after getting complaints from.

Business Mirror
Leaders: Taxing transshipped fuel will raise cost of living in CNMI, Palau, FSM  Pacific Daily News

Micronesian leaders said lifting tax exemption on liquid fuel transshipped through Guam would raise other islands' fuel prices, costs of living.

Pacific Daily News
Air Niugini plane crash preliminary report shows co-pilot was Australian  ABC News

An Air Niugini flight that crashed in the Pacific last month, killing a passenger, was being co-piloted by a 35-year-old Australian, according to a preliminary report ...

ABC News
Watch US Navy attempt rescue as plane sinks  CNN

US Navy Sailors assisted in the rescue of several passengers and crew members after a plane crashed into a lagoon near Chuuk, Federated States of ...

Florida exhibit displays collected artifacts from Micronesia  Pacific Daily News

Anthropologist and author of Arts & Crafts of Micronesia, Barbara Wavell curated “Island Objects,” an exhibit of archaeological materials and historical items from ...

Pacific Daily News
Micronesia commits to full transparency in tuna fishing  SeafoodSource

The Federated States of Micronesia announced a shift to 100 percent transparency in its tuna fishery at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

Micronesians 'slowly dying' from poor diet - Palau leader  Radio New Zealand

Palau President Tommy Remengesau says while impoverished people around the world are dying from hunger, ironically people in Micronesia are succumbing ...

Radio New Zealand
2018 Guam Micronesia Island Fair coming up: Denight  Pacific Daily News

Buenas yan håfa adai! As we prepare for Tourism Month in May and to celebrate GVB's 55 years of *service* to the community, we have many exciting activities ...

Pacific Daily News
Domenech visits Pohnpei, Micronesia - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

POHNPEI, Micronesia—Doug Domenech, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs, ended last June 24 his official visit to ...

Saipan Tribune

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Micronesia ((UK: , US: ); from Greek: μικρός mikrós "small" and Greek: νῆσος nêsos "island") is a subregion of Oceania, composed of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a shared cultural history with two other island regions, Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the south.The region has a tropical marine climate, and is part of the Oceania ecozone. There are four main archipelagos along with numerous outlying islands.Micronesia is divided politically among several sovereign countries. One of these is the Federated States of Micronesia, which is often called "Micronesia" for short and is not to be confused with the overall region. The Micronesia region encompasses five sovereign, independent nations—the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, and Nauru—as well as three U.S. territories in the northern part: Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and Wake Island.Micronesia began to be settled several millennia ago, although there are competing theories about the origin and arrival of the first settlers. The earliest known contact with Europeans occurred in 1521, when Ferdinand Magellan reached the Marianas. The coinage of the term "Micronesia" is usually attributed to Jules Dumont d'Urville's usage in 1832; however, Domeny de Rienzi had used the term a year previously.