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12 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

3 reasons to go to the Micronesia Island Fair

In its 27th year, the 2014 Guam Micronesia Island Fair is expected to bridge neighboring islands through a cultural exchange in dance, song and crafts.

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12 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

Experience 'Legendary Micronesia': Annual fair bridges island cultures

Next week, the Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Park at Ypao Beach in Tumon turns into a cultural ground zero.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Northern Mariana Islands, Reggae

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Saipan Tribune

FSM gets $5.8M Compact aid in March

In March the Federated States of Micronesia's Department of Finance received Compact grant assistance payments from the U.S. government totaling $5.8 million.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Benefits ruling inspires march by migrants

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that the state has no obligation to offer paid health care benefits to Micronesian migrants covered under the Compact of Free Association, which allows Palau, Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia citizens to live and work in the United States.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Honolulu, HI, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Ensure: There needs to be full accountability for all involved in Blue House

Even with the convictions of officers David Manila, Tony Quenga and Mario Laxamana, there still are many unanswered questions about whether the police department and the administration has done everything necessary to hold those involved in the case accountable.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Transcontinental Movement of Asian Genotype Chikungunya Virus

To the Editor: Chikungunya virus , a mosquito-transmitted virus , was first isolated >60 years ago in Africa and is responsible for epidemics of acute polyarthralgia.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Central America, Genetics, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oceania

Cybercast News Service

Federal Gov't to Spend $3M to Fight Climate Change - in the Pacific Islands

The United States Agency for International Development has announced it plans to award a $3 million grant to fight climate change in the Pacific Islands.

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Related Topix: Oceania

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii to continue funding migrant health care

Masae Kintaro, front, of Micronesian United listens with the standing room only crowd during a public testimony held by Med-Quest on health care for Pacific Islanders on Monday, January 25, 2010 at the Queen Liliuokalani Building The state attorney general says Hawaii will continue to provide health benefits for Micronesia migrants until a lawsuit ... (more)

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Saipan Tribune

PH Consulate continues to get Haiyan relief donations

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana continues to receive donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan .

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Related Topix: Guam, World News, Oceania

Mon Apr 07, 2014

BioMed Central

Human leptospirosis in The Federated States of Micronesia: a hospital-based febrile illness survey

Human leptospirosis is an emerging infectious disease of global significance, and is endemic to several countries in the Pacific.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

ZDNet

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You might think that a book about the concept and various historical implementations of money would be a dull but worthy read.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Growing up Micronesian on Guam

Growing up, Shelterihna Alokoa remembers hearing the term Micronesian tossed around.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, University of Guam, Palau, Marshall Islands

Pacific Daily News

Feds: Don't expect big compact check

In this era of congressional budget cuts, it's unlikely that the government of Guam will be paid hundreds of millions of dollars for hosting immigrants from the Micronesia region, a federal official said yesterday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Governors, Eddie Calvo, Marshall Islands, Palau

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Calvo won't deny care to migrants

Gov. Eddie Calvo said he's not inclined to follow Hawaii's path of denying health care coverage to regional migrants who enter Guam under their island nations' Compacts of Free Association with the United States.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Eddie Calvo, Oceania, World News, Palau, Marshall Islands, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Huffington Post

Hawaii Not Required To Fund Medicaid For Micronesians, Court Says

Hawaii isn't required to fund Medicaid for migrants from three Pacific Island nations in Micronesia to make up for a reduction in federal funding, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mazie Hirono, Representative Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Medicaid, Health, Oceania, World News

Pacific Daily News

Miyashita promoted to vice president

Jason B. Miyashita has been promoted to vice president, wealth management, at Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management office on Guam, the firm announced yesterday in a press release.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Northern Mariana Islands, World News, Palau, Marshall Islands, University of Pennsylvania

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Court: Hawaii not required to pay for migrant care

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that Hawaii has no constitutional obligation to fill a gap left when Congress cut health care funding for migrants under the Compact of Free Association.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

ABC News

Court: Hawaii Not Required to Pay for Migrant Care

A federal appeals court has ruled that Hawaii isn't required to fund Medicaid for migrants from three Pacific Island nations in Micronesia to make up for a reduction in federal funding.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Saipan Tribune

Overdue skiff located adrift: one missing, one rescued

SANTA RITA, Guam-An overdue skiff reported missing since March 13 with two people aboard was located off the island of Satawal last Monday, 347 miles west of their departure point at Chuuk Atoll.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US Military, US Navy

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Deportation dilemma: Laws leave some foreign-born criminals on Guam

Frustration: A local senator is frustrated that federal officials said they can't provide guidelines to Guam to help make it easier to deport non-U.S. citizens who commit crimes.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Madeleine Bordallo, Democrat, Prison, Oceania, World News, Palau, Marshall Islands

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