Press Release – President Panuelo Advocates for Aligning Investment Strategies to National Climate Goals

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and in concert with His Excellency Surangel S. Whipps Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, has advocated for the global investment community to consider adopting the FSM’s and Palau’s approach to aligning national investment strategies...

President Panuelo Launches the $40,000,000 FSM Priority Road Improvements & Management Enhancements (PRIME) Project

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On October 13th, 2021, His Excellency David W. Panuelo—President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—virtually received Stephen Ndegwa, Country Director from the World Bank, Degi Young, World Bank’s Resident Representative of the North Pacific, et al. for the launching ceremony of the FSM Priority Road Improvements & Management Enhancements...

In Display of Micronesian Solidarity, FSM-Flagged Queen Elizabeth 959 Rescues Two I- Kiribati Fishermen in the Marshall Island’s Exclusive Economic Zone

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On October 6th, 2021, the Queen Elizabeth 959—a domestic fishing vessel of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) belonging to CityPro Management Ltd—rescued two I- Kiribati fishermen while in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.The two fishermen, Mr. Ateota Teraka and Mr. Tairaiti Arakanria,...

President Panuelo Swears-in the Honorable Ausen Lambert, the Honorable Gardenia Aisek, the Honorable Marcus Samo, and the Honorable Elina Akinaga

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On October 8th , 2021, His Excellency David W. Panuelo—President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—conducted the oath of office ceremony to formally swear-in the Honorable Ausen Lambert, the Honorable Gardenia Aisek, the Honorable Marcus Samo, and the Honorable Elina Akinaga as the Director of the National Election Office,...

Special Election for Chuuk Election District #3 to be Held November 12th, 2021; Citizens Encouraged to Vote by Absentee Ballot

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—Following the passing of the late Honorable Derensio S. Konman, Senator representing the State of Chuuk’s Election District #3 in the 22nd FSM Congress, a vacancy in the Congress has been declared and a Special Election for the vacant seat shall be held on November 12th, 2021.FSM citizens residing abroad who are...

Declaration of Public Health Emergency Extended to January 31st, 2022

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The Office of the President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has received from the 22nd Congress of the FSM Congressional Resolution (C.R.) 22-66, which amended His Excellency David W. Panuelo’s January 31st, 2020 Declaration of Public Health Emergency, and extended the expiration of the Declaration to January 31 , 2022.C.R....

The 22nd FSM Congress Supports President Panuelo’s Request, Appropriates Additional $2,500,000 of Locally-Generated Revenues to Augment Low-Income Household Assistance Program

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The 22nd Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), in a demonstration of exemplary leadership, has both met—and exceeded—His Excellency David W. Panuelo’s request to appropriate an additional two million dollars ($2,000,000) of locally-generated revenue to augment the otherwise Asian Development Bank-funded FSM Low-Income Household Assistance Program. Through...

H.E. David W. Panuelo’s Address at the 76th United Nations General Assembly

Watch H.E. David W. Panuelo's address at the 76th United Nations General Assembly here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr2tYD3I7lEMr. President,Mr. Secretary-General,Excellencies,Distinguished delegates,Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you warm greetings from our beautiful islands in the Federated States of Micronesia.Mr. President,At the outset, I wish to express that I am particularly pleased that an esteemed leader from...

President Panuelo Submits Freedom of Information Act to 22nd FSM Congress

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), has transmitted a proposed bill—the FSM Freedom of Information Act—to the 22nd FSM Congress for their review and consideration. As originally described during his Inaugural Address in July 2019, President Panuelo’s proposed Freedom of Information Act...