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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:11:00 GMT

How did humans settle the Pacific?  -  Ars Technica UK
The authors found that easterly winds dominated much of the oceanic area near the Philippines and most of Micronesia. But the waters near the Maluku Islands and other regions of Micronesia likely had westerly winds during the Southern Hemisphere ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:53:25 GMT

Taekwondo tournament highlights young competitors  -  Pacific Daily News
Young competitors sparred for titles at the 2016 Master Noly's Taekwondo Sparring Tournament held Saturday at the Micronesia Mall. According to a news release, 72 competitors — ages 5 to 20 — competed. The Guam Taekwondo Center blackbelt ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:48:09 GMT
A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Marble Reinsurance Corporation  -  Digital Journal
HONG KONG--(Business Wire)--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Marble Reinsurance Corporation (Marble Re) (Micronesia). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:05:33 GMT

Micronesia Hires DC Lobbyists  -  Honolulu Civil Beat
The Federated States of Micronesia, a nation of small islands between Hawaii and Guam, has hired Washington lobbyists to ensure a key agreement with the United States remains in place. Law and lobby firm Arnold & Porter submitted the contract to the ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:27:17 GMT

What wind, currents and geography tell us about how people first settled Oceania  -  eNCA
Just look at a map of Remote Oceania – the region of the Pacific that contains Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, French Polynesia and Micronesia – and it's hard not to wonder how people originally settled on these islands. They're mostly small and located ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 10:19:00 GMT

El Nino Likely Helped Ancient Seafarers Colonise Remote Oceania  -  New Historian
Taking place around 3,400 years ago, the colonisation of an area that includes present day Tonga, Samoa, Micronesia, Micronesia and Fiji was one of the most remarkable population dispersals in human history. Now, new research is providing fresh insight ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 05:23:43 GMT
Micronesia hires lobbyists as it seeks to protect US relationship  -  The Hill
Through the agreement, Micronesia also receives financial assistance from the United States in exchange for being able to set military bases on the island. It serves as a strategic outpost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a region where China often ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:26:41 GMT
How Climate Helped Early Pacific Seafarers  -  Science Daily
Seafarers traveled thousands of miles of ocean, navigating by stars and overcoming currents and difficult weather to arrive in a region that includes present-day Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii, Micronesia and Fiji. Now research by a three-member team provides ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:11:56 GMT

Gallery: United Islands Day at JQ San Miguel Elementary  -  The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)
The entire school dressed in native costumes and learned greetings from various islands in Micronesia. Norman M. Taruc/Post. United Islands Day. CELEBRATING MICRONESIA: Students at J.Q. San Miguel Elementary School in Toto celebrate United ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:23:20 GMT

Countering Chinese Inroads Into Micronesia – Analysis  -  Eurasia Review
The latest development has been reports of a new mega-resort on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).[1] The United States, which has generally played the dominant role in this area that straddles key sea lanes of ...