Extractions: 1-2 July 2002 This situation report is based on information provided by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team with contributions from the UNICEF staff member on Weno Island, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent delegate, the FSM Red Cross Society, and the Chuuk State Government. Situation 1. A strong Tropical Storm CHATA'AN, which hit Chuuk State of FSM on 1 and 2 July 2002, caused more than 60 landslides on the lagoon islands. The worst affected islands are Weno, the state capital, Tonoas, Fefan, Udot, Uman and Siis. 2. According to the State Government, 47 people were killed, although not all bodies have been recovered, 109 people were injured, and 39 people were hospitalised. Between 120 and 170 families (900-1,300 people) are estimated to have been directly affected, in that they suffered the loss or injury of a family member, and/or the partial or total destruction of their home. It is estimated that a similar number have abandoned their homes, though basically undamaged, because of fear of further landslides in the same or adjacent areas. They may be displaced for several months before a full geo-technical survey assures that there will be no further landslides.
Official Government Web Pages By Country Mexico Presidency; Chamber of Deputies; Senate; Cabinet; List of Executivewebpages. micronesia Federated States of micronesia; National government. http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm
Micronesia STATEMENT. BY. THE HONORABLE DR ELIUEL K. PRETRICK MINISTER OF HEALTH, EDUCATIONAND SOCIAL SERVICES. government OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF micronesia. AT THE. http://www.un.org/ga/aids/statements/docs/micronesiaE.html
Extractions: DELEGATES, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IT IS, INDEED, AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO STANDBEFORE THIS AUGUST GATHERING ON BEHALF OF MY GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS AN ISSUE OF GRAVE CONCERN TO MY COUNTRY, A COUNTRY WITH A SMALL AND FRAGILE POPULATION. BEING A SMALL COUNTRY WITH A SMALLPOPULATION, I CANNOT OVEREMPHASIZE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT A SPREAD OF HIV/AIDS WILL CAUSE TO MY COUNTRY. ANY DAMAGES CAUSE BY THIS HAVOC OF HIV/AIDS WILL BE FELT FOR A LONG TIME. MY GOVERNMENT, THEREFORE, APPRECIATES VERY MUCH THE CONVENING OF THIS SPECIAL SESSION SO THAT TOGETHER, THE UNITED NATIONS, IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHER REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, CAN WORK TOGETHER IN DEVELOPING APPROPRIATE MECHANIZMS TO COMBAT AND TO PREVENT THE CONTINUING SPREAD OF THE HIV/AIDS VIRUS. MR PRESIDENT THE FIRST CASE OF HIV/AIDS INFECTION WAS CONFIRMED IN FSM THE IN 1989. THIS WAS A CASE WHERE THE VICTIM WAS INFECTED WHILE LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE FSM. HOWEVER, AS RECENTLY AS A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND TO THE DISMAY OF MY GOVERNMENT, A FIRST NEW CASE OF LOCALLY ACQUIRED HIV/AIDS INFECTION WAS DISCOVERED ON ONE OF THE VERY REMOTE ATOLLS IN ONE OF THE STATES IN THE FSM. THIS UNWELCOMED DISCOVERY HAS CAUSED GREAT ALARM AND THERE IS GRAVE CONCERNS THAT THIS VIRUS MAY HAVE SPREAD MUCH WIDER THAN IT WAS ANTICIPATED. THIS NEW INFORMATION, MR PRESIDENT, MAY SEEM PALE AND LESS SIGNIFICANT BY COMPARASION WITH THOSE MORE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED AREAS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. NEVERTHELESS, THE MERE PRESENCE OF HIV/AIDS IN MY COUNTRY IS A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN WHICH, IN THE VIEW OF MY GOVERNMENT, MUST BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY AND ONE, WHICH SHOULD BE DEALT WITH IN THE MOST DECISIVE WAY TO PREVENT ANY POSSIBILITY OF THE SITUATION GETTING ANY WORSE.
Micronesia - KCCA V Tuuth 2 - Pacific Law Materials In an opinion entered on May 14, 1991, this Court held that the national government'sinterpretation of the Federated States of micronesia Income Tax Law, 54 http://www.vanuatu.usp.ac.fj/paclawmat/Micronesia_cases/Volume_G-N/KCCA v Tuuth
Extractions: Federated States of Micronesia Defendant MEMORANDUM OF DECISION: July 29, 1991 BEFORE: The Honorable Edward C. King, Chief Justice APPEARANCES: For the Plaintiff: Roberta Lindberg, Directing Attorney, Micronesia Legal Services Corp.; For the Defendant: Douglas Juergens, Assistant Attorney General, FSM HEADNOTE Equity Equitable estoppel should be applied to governments in the Federated States of Micronesia where this is necessary to prevent manifest injustice and where the interests of the public will not be significantly prejudiced. KCCA v. Tuuth , 5 FSM Intrm. 118, 120 (Pon. 1991). COURT'S OPINION EDWARD C. KING, Chief Justice: In an opinion entered on May 14, 1991, this Court held that the national government's interpretation of the Federated States of Micronesia Income Tax Law, 54 F.S.M.C. 111 et seq.
Investment Guide - Federated States Of Micronesia Site promotes inward investment to the Federated States of micronesia.Category Society government Finance Ministries government representatives are available to assist and support interested partiesin all areas of economic activity and business development in micronesia. http://fsminvest.fm/
Extractions: The Department of Economic Affairs of the government of FSM, in cooperation with the United States and other trading partners, is actively seeking to stimulate international investment and business development in Micronesia. This internet site supports that effort by providing international investors with economic data, contact information, and the latest updates on investment opportunities. Visitors will also find on-line forms to request information and assistance, and application forms for Foreign Investment permits and Expatriate Worker Authorization. The Department of Economic Affairs staff and individual State government representatives are available to assist and support interested parties in all areas of economic activity and business development in Micronesia. Home Top of Page Contact Us
Foreign Government Sources Land Transport, Shipping Port Development; Local government; Public Infrastructure Country Studies/ Area Handbook; Elections Around the World. micronesia http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/docs/foreign/foreignm.html
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Extractions: Federated States of Micronesia The internal workings of FSM are governed by the 1979 constitution, which guarantees fundamental human rights and establishes a separation of governmental powers. The unicameral Congress has 14 members elected by popular vote. Four senatorsone from each stateserve 4-year terms; the remaining 10 senators represent single-member districts based on population, and serve 2-year terms. The President and vice president are elected by Congress from among the four state-based senators to serve 4-year terms in the executive branch. Their congressional seats are then filled by special elections. The president and vice president are supported by an appointed cabinet. There are no formal political parties. Each of FSM's four states has its own constitution, elected legislature, and governor. The state governments maintain considerable power, particularly regarding the implementation of budgetary policies. The judiciary is headed by the Supreme Court, which is divided into trial and appellate divisions. The president appoints judges with the advice and consent of the Congress. Government Type: Constitutional government in free association with the U.S.
Micronesia Foreign and International Law, micronesia. government and politics governmentof the Federated States of micronesia. Law reports, digests, etc. http://www.washlaw.edu/forint/pacific/micronsa.htm
Micronesia - Consular Information Sheet The US State Department's Consular travel information sheet on micronesia, including Yap, Truk, Category Regional Oceania Travel and Tourism There are no identified terrorist threats directed toward the Federated States ofmicronesia. The government strongly supports US counterterrorism efforts. http://travel.state.gov/micronesia.html
Extractions: Consular Information Sheet This information is current as of today, Federated States of Micronesia May 31, 2002 COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is composed of four states, named after their main islands, and dozens of atolls extending over a large area of the north central Pacific. The four states are: Pohnpei(formerly Ponape), Kosrae (formerly Kusaie), Chuuk (formerly Truk) and Yap. The federal capital is located at Palikir, on the island of Pohnpei and close to its largest city, Kolonia. The FSM is a constitutional democracy, and it is party to a Compact of Free Association with the United States. It is a developing economy reliant on fishing, tourism, and agriculture. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: the Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia , 1725 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20038, tel. (202)223-4383 or via the Internet at http://www.fsmembassy.org. The Federated States of Micronesia also has consulates in Honolulu and Guam. In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child's travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian not present. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry/departure.
Extractions: Table of Contents p. 46 of 81 BACK NEXT I. Developing Asia and the World II. Economic Trends and Prospects in Developing Asia ... II. Economic Trends and Prospects in Developing Asia The economy grew at a modest 0.9% in 2001, helped by a temporary increase in funding from the Compact of Free Association with the US. Prospects depend largely on future funding under the Compact and on how these funds are used to increase economic efficiency and production in the private sector. Fishing is the primary industry in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), followed by tourism and a modest level of manufacturing and construction. However, the economy has been highly dependent on funds from the US under the Compact of Free Association. In recent years, the Compact has provided a total of around $80 million annually in budget support for the national and four state governments (Figure 2.32). US funding reached almost $85 million in 2001, compared with an estimated GDP of $240 million for the year. The level of funding provided under the Compact has been stepped down twice since 1986, and this has required a contraction in the size of the public sector. The adjustment to the second step-down in the mid-1990s was a key factor behind 3 years of falling GDP at that time. Current levels of Compact funding were to have ceased in September 2001 and to be replaced by a new negotiated level. In anticipation of a potentially protracted negotiation and approval process, the current agreement was extended for a further 2 years, during which time funding was set at the average rate of the 15 years of the agreement. This amounted to a temporary increase of about $17 million a year, known as bump-up funds. The additional funds allowed for an increase in government expenditures, mainly on development projects and wages. This helped boost economic activity over the last quarter of 2001, leading to marginal GDP growth for the year estimated at 0.9%.
Pacific Islands Aloha Airlines Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Guam Continental micronesia Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort. SUPPORTERS RMI government (Office of the http://www.pacificislands.cc/pm102002/pmdefault.cfm?articleid=43
FSM National Government FSM National government. Overseas Missions. See the FSM Overseas Missionspage. Last updated April 25, 2001 Return to the FSM government Home Page. http://www.fsmgov.org/ngovt.html
Family Village -- Federated States Of Micronesia Family Village Community Center. Federated States of micronesia Resources. DocumentSource http//www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/territories/micronesia.html. http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/territories/micronesia.html
Extractions: 60 Second Survey Pacific Island Government information on the Internet is hard to find and varies greatly from country to country. Below are the best known links at the time of compilation. Find out about the Library's own Pacific Collections Cook Islands Easter Island Fiji Guam Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia Nauru New Caledonia Niue Northern Mariana Islands Palau Papua New Guinea Pitcairn Island Samoa Samoa, American
Time To Talk to the states In the constitution that eventually created the Federated States ofMicronesia, the national government is supposed to be weaker than the states. http://abc.net.au/timetotalk/english/opinion/TimeToTalkOpinion_440058.htm
Extractions: To cope with linguistic, cultural or regional diversity in their population, many Pacific countries have tried to decentralise power away from national government to provincial and state structures. In the islands of Micronesia during the 1970s, many people dreamed of creating one federation to replace the strategic trusteeship established after World War Two. Instead, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands has divided into four nations. As Joakim Peter explains, there are new pressures to decentralise power even more. Federalism in Micronesia is like going to a clothing store and trying on the only pair of pants available to you. The only choice you have is to make alterations to the pants or else go naked.