News & Press Releases
“TREES FOR THE EARTH, LETS GET PLANTING”
2016 Earth Day
Office of the Governor-(April 22, 2016) Earth Day is an
international event which Pohnpei had been taking part in over 20 years.
This year Pohnpei will also take part in the event which it will focus on
restoring the local environment on which all of our lives depend on.
Earlier this morning, a short ceremony was held at the Governor's
Conference room in honor of this year's Earth Day. During the short
ceremony, Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Heinrick Stevenson gave a brief
explanation on the history of Earth Day. H. E. Ambassador Doria Rosen was
present during the ceremony. Governor Peterson expressed his sincere
appreciation and gratitude to Ambassador Rosen for her presence during the
ceremony and her willingness to help the people of Pohnpei raise awareness
for Earth Day.
Drought Relief Assistance
Office of the Governor, Pohnpei - April 15 2016, and
hand-over ceremony was held at the front of the Pohnpei State Administrative
Building in response to the Drought. His Ecxellency Ambassador Li Jie handed
over a good amount of canned goods, sacks of rice and bottled water to the
State of Pohnpei as a means of Drought Relief Assistance followed by a
speech. In his speech, His Excellency Ambassador Li Jie extended his deepest
sympathy for the people of FSM and hopes that all wil work together to
overcome such natural disaster. Governor Peterson expressed his sincere
appreciation and thanked H.E. Ambassador Li Jie and the People's
Republic of China for the generous helping hand they have given to the
people of Pohnpei. Governor Peterson also Personally thanked H.I. and the
People'e Republic of China, saying that even before the Declaration for the
El Nino has been declared, The Chinese Government prompty responded to the
threat. Governor Peterson went on and stated that such good deeds will
furhter the relationship that the People's Republic of China have with the
people of FSM.
Office of the
Governor- April 13, 2016, a sworn-in ceremony was held at the
Pohnpei State Administrative Builing, Peilapalap St. Kolonia Pohnpei. Three
Board members took the Oath of Office, Mr. Lewis Santos, for Board of
Trustees, Public Land Trust, and Mr. Pete S.P. Leon and Mr. Ronald Etscheit
for Board of Pohnpei Utililies Corporation. The Honorable Marcelo K.
Peterson extended his utmost appreciation to the nominated candidates for
accepting his offer to take responsibility for the given offices they had
sworn to uphold.
World Health Day 2016
The Honorable Marcelo
K. Peterson giving his speech at the 2016 World Health Day, April 7, 2016.
The theme for this year's World Health Day is "BEAT DIABETES". In his
speech, Governor Peterson points the grim truth that most patients fail to
do their medical check ups rendering serious stages of all kinds of illness.
He went on and urge the public that it is imperative for an individual to
maintain good health but early check-ups.
Donated Fire Truck
POHNPEI STATE EXECUTIVE BRANCH·FRIDAY,
APRIL 1, 20168
Office of the Governor, Pohnpei State Government
The Department of Public Safety recently received a donated fire truck from
the Caldwell Fire Department - City of Caldwell in Idaho, USA.
This donation was made possible through the collaboration and cooperation
between the Western Pacific Island Association of Fire Chiefs, based out of
Guam, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on behalf of
the European Union and the FSM National Government.
This generous donation could not of been more timing as we are faced with a
strong El Nino and recently declared a State of Emergency.
The people of Pohnpei will benefit greatly from this generous donation
through varies emergency supports it can provide.
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