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       of Pohnpei State Governor

             The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson
                   Governor, State of Pohnpei




Date of Birth: November 15, 1961

Work Experience:

Engineering Aide                                                          1981-1983
Pohnpei Transportation Authority

Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group          1988-1991

Director of Community Development                            1992-1995
Kolonia Town Government

White Collar Crime Investigator                                   1996-1998
Pohnpei State Legislature

Insurance Underwriter                                                 1998-1999
Moylan Insurance Inc.
Tamuning, Guam

Mayor of Kolonia Town                                                 1999-2011
Kolonia Town Government

 Governor                                                                  Present

Educational Background:

Our Lady of Mercy School                                             1968-1976

Pohnpei Agriculture Trade School                                 1976-1980

Eastern Oregon State College                                      1984-1986

California State University at Chico                              1986-1988

Personal Background:

Married to Linda Suzuki

9 Children

Father: Loren Peterson

Mother: Enerika Peterson

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State-wide ban on Betel Nut consumption: First of its kind in the FSM

Peilapalap, Pohnpei: September 16, 2016 - On Friday September 16, 2016 Governor Marcelo Peterson signed the historic BETEL NUT legislation that was unanimously and recently passed by the Pohnpei State Legislature.

The historic legislation prohibits anyone to consume or chew betel nut in government offices, buildings, vehicles, boats, ships and other public gathering settings including Churches and traditional houses (Nahs). The bill also prohibits businesses to sell betel nut to minors under the age of 18. Furthermore, anyone who is in violation of this law will be fined, put in jail or both.

Swear-In Ceremony

Office of the Governor- September 16, 2016, The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson, Governor of Pohnpei, administered the Oath of Office to the newly appointed Director of Treasury and Administration, Mr. Feliciano M. Perman. Governor Peterson also administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Antonio John, for Board of Directors, Pohnpei Utilities Corporation; and Mr. Rullens Phillip, Mr. Salvason Salvador, and Mr. Johnny Musrasrik, for Board Members of Small Business Guarantee & Finance Corporation. Mr. Robert Hadley also received the advise and consent from the 9th Pohnpei State Legislature to be a Board of Director for Public Transportation Authority, but was not present during the ceremony.

The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson giving his welcoming remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the 47th Pacific Islands Forum Meetings. The Pacific Island Forum consist of 16 self-governing member countries. These Countires include; Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Office of the Governor- September 1, 2016, The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson signed an agreement with the owners of the Kepirohi Waterfalls, for the renovation of the waterfall trails and install new facilities for the convenience of tourist and locals visiting the site. The agreement is the same as the previous agreement with the Pohnpei State Government and the owner of the Liduduhniap waterfalls in terms of funding and assistance.

Courtesy visit by Air Nuigi Officials(Sept. 5, 2016)

Members of the visit:
Sir Noel Levi- Chairman of the Board
Mr. Simon Foo- CEO
Mr. Dominic Kaumu- GM, Marketing

Swear-in Ceremony

On August 26th 2016, was very proud to swear in a new cohort (M82) of 13 new volunteers to serve for the next two (2) yearson islands all across the FSM. After an intensive 12 week Pre-Service Training held here on Pohnpei, they are now ready to depart to their separate states. These new volunteers will be based in Chuuk-Mortlocks (2), Pohnpei (3), Kosrae (4), and Yap (4). They will be joining current volunteers in the field who are co-teaching and co-planning with local counterpart teachers to teach English as a Second Language(ESL). Peace Corps thank all the host families that will be welcoming these volunteers into their homes and the communities they will be serving for the next two years.


Job Opportunities[Updated!]

Detailed information on the vacancy announcement relating to announcement numbers, duties and responsibilities qualifications, requirements etc, may be obtained at the Division of Personnel, Department of Treasury and Administration,   (FSM) College of Micronesia (COM), and the Division of Personnel, Labor and Manpower Development, Department of Treasury and Administration at Kolonia, or at the places where positions are located.

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