19, 2017, a swear-in ceremony was held at the Governor's Office
for two newly appointed board member for the Personal Review
Board. Governor Peterson adminsitered the oath of Office to
Nelsin Iriarte and Mordain David.
June 16, 2017, the Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at Nett
Elementary School for the Project
for Construction of
Gymnasium in Nett Elementary School, Pohnpei State
which provided Department
of Education, Pohnpei State with US$180,970
from Grant Assistance for Grass-roots
Projects of the
Government of Japan.
The goal for this project is to provide
a gymnasium which
improves an educational environment and students’ health at Nett
Elementary School. Nett Elementary School has physical education
classes for improving mental and physical health, and preventing
a lifestyle-related disease for students.
However, this school has only an outside playground so
that unfortunately the classes are often cancelled by heavy
rains. Therefore, the provided gymnasium expects to help to
conduct the classes regularly and safely which would improve
education and health for 897 students and 18 teachers at Nett
Elementary School. The gymnasium would be open to local people
d’Affairs ad interim Koji Sugiyama
this day as a reinforcement of two countries’ friendship and
hoped the Gymnasium will increase opportunities of exercise for
students and local people. Mr.
Iginio Iriarte, Nett School PTA President expressed his full of
joys for making local people’s long- term dream coming true by
this project and
his gratitude to the Congress of the FSM. The Hon. Marcelo K.
Peterson, Governor of Pohnpei State stated that the Gymnasium
will help not only people in Nett but also everyone in Pohnpei
State to enhance their health and community’s and expressed his
sincere appreciation to the government and people of Japan.
Director of Department of
Education Churchill Edward, Nett Elementary School Principal
Primo Loyola, Budget
Officer Christina Elnei, Public Affairs Officer Heinrick
Stevenson, Nett District Administrator Peteriko Hairens, Delco
Construction, and staffs of the Embassy of Japan in the
were also present.
June 7, 2017 the USAID Deputy Mission Director Clay Epperson
accompanied by the U.S Ambassador, His Excellency Robert Riley,
conducted a courtesy visit to Governor of Pohnpei State. During
the visit, His Excellency Robert Riley and Director Clay
Epperson inquired Pohnpei State plan after 2023. Governor
Peterson further the discussion by explaining the Strategic
Development Plan that Pohnpei State Government is using to
develop our Fisheries, Tourism, and Agriculture sector.
Honorable Reed B. Oliver administering his
keynots speech at the Ohmine Elementary School Commencment
May 26, 2017,
Honorable Reeb B. Oliver attended aTurn-over Ceremony of the
newly completed Classroom/Library bulding at Nahnpei Memorial
Honorable Reed B.
Oliver Giving his keynote speech at the Kolonia Early Childhood
Education graduation at the Pohnpei State Public Gymnasium.
The Honorable Marcelo
K. Peterson, Governor of Pohnpei State, Honorable Reed B.
Oliver, Lt. Governor of Pohnpei State, personally witnessed the
assembly of the new Asphalt Plant.
Governor Peterson at the graduation of
Sapwalap Early Childhood Education
16, 2017, a group of delegates from Guangdong Province paid a
courtesy call to the Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson, Governor of
Pohnpei, and during the meeting they donated three new Macbook
Air laptops to the State government. After the visit, the
delegation invited Governor Peterson and Director Solomon of R&D
to attend and witness a plaque revealing ceremony of Display
Booth of Electrical Appliances Made in Zhongshan City (Guangdong
Province, P.R.China) which was held
at the New Mascot
Supermarket. The delegates are as listed below:
1. Mr. LI Jian
Director General, Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Province
2. Mr. WEI Long
Director General, General Office of CPC Guangdong Provincial
3. Mr. ZHANG Bing
Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau of Foshan
Municipality of Guangdong Province
4. Mme. ZHENG Hongmei
Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Province
5. Mme. SUN Haiqing
Director, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau of
Zhongshan Municipality of Guangdong Province
6. Mr. JIN Lin
Chief, Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Province
7. Mr. YUAN Zhen
Deputy Section Chief, Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong
of the Governor-
The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson,
Governor of Pohnpei, administered the Oath of Office to newly
appointed board member of Small Business Guarantee & Finance
Corporation. The ceremony was held at the Governor's Office on
May 19 201.7
12, 2017- The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson
attended an Opening Ceremony hosted by MedPharm at the Company's
Facility. The short Ceremony marks the first CT Scanner in the
FSM. Governor Peterson personally thanked Sir Rene H. Ramos and
the Medpharm staffs for their continued medical support for the
people of Pohnpei. Governor Peterson further thanked Sir. Ramos
for taking such a risky leap to further enhance the medical
contribution/services for the people of Pohnpei and FSM.
Governor Peterson went on and stated that one of the main
challenges for patients in Pohnpei and through out the FSM is
Medical referral. He also mentioned that some medical referrals
are just for diagnostic purposes rendering risks to patients
health and financial problems. The CT Scanner will highly affect
medical referrals in terms of diagnostics for patients.
USDA Rural Development
Communities Facilities Grants funding under its Economic Impact
Initiative (EII for $25,000) and the Regular CF Grant (RCF for
$8,495) Programs for a Total Grant Amount of $33,495 (55% of
Total Project Cost). Pohnpei State Government provided $27,405
in Matching Fund (45% of TPC) for a Total Project Cost of
$60,990 for the Three Vehicles for Procurement, Detailing,
Sirens and Lights. These Grant Awards were both Obligated on
March 03, 2011.One vehicle will be stationed at the Kitti
Substation and the other two will be stationed at the Main
Police Station in Kolonia Town for Patrol Division usage in
Sokehs and Kolonia and Nett.
May 04, 2017 group of Elementary Students
from Rohi Elementary School visited Acting Governor Reed B.
Oliver at the Pohnpei State Administrative Building. Honorable
Reed B. Oliver also prepared gifts for the students which
includes backpacks, pencils and notebooks
Office of the Governor-April 25,
2017, a swear-in Ceremony was held at the main conference room
of the Pohnpei State Administrative Building. Governor of
Pohnpei State, The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson administered
the oath of office to three
newly appointed board members for the Contract Review Board.
The newly appointed board members
are Mrs. Serleen Hadley Walliby, Mr. Quirino Loyola, and Mr.
Pressler Martin. During the ceremony, Governor Peterson thanked
the new board members for accepting his offer to partake in such
an important role for the betterment of the State's developing infrastructure.
Tiborshalev Schlosser, Ambassador of Israel conducted a courtesy
visit to Governor of Pohnpei State, T.H. Marcelo Peterson on
April 4th 2017.
During the courtesy visit, the Ambassador of Israel and Governor
of Pohnpei State discussed the relationship between FSM and
Israel. H.E. Tiborshalev-Schlosser expressed his interest in
assisting Pohnpei State in the field of promoting Health and
Agriculture. There were some trainings The Ambassador of Israel
also mentioned in their conversation that always offered by
Israel to train others around the Pacific.
H.E. Tiborshalev Schlosser also mentioned the various trainings
the Government of Israel offers to most countries in the
Pacific. Governor Peterson congrautlated H.E. Tiborshalev
Schlosser on presenting his credentials to the President of of
the Federated States of Micronesia and also conveyed his
appreciation to H.E. Tiborshalev-Schlosser for his keen interest
in supporting the people of Pohnpei and the good of our Country.
April 3, 2017,a group of Talent Search Program Students (9th
graders) paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Pohnpei, T.H.
Marcelo K. Peterson. Governor Peterson welcomed these young and
talented students and acknowledged them to pursue what life
Short opening-ceremony for Sporting Goods
March 15, 2017, Governor Marcelo K. Peterson, joined with Floor
Leader McGarry Miquel and Senator Sendilihna Lekka of the 9th
Pohnpei Legislature, and President of the Sports Commission Mr.
Jose Joab for the opening ceremony for the distribution of
soccer balls donated from the Guam Soccer Association.
The generous donation of 200 balls will be distributed to all
elementary schools all over Pohnpei. Governor Peterson and
Senator Miquel support sports in schools as a recreational
activity to steer students away from drugs and other negative
distractions. Donations such as these help to promote athletics
and good exercise for youth here in Pohnpei.
SDA Senior from Marshall
March 14, 2017, a group of eleven(11) senior students and
three(3) teachers from the Seven Days Adventist School from
Marshall paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Pohnpei, The
Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson.
Upon their visit, these senior students from SDA school of
Marshall expressed their excitement and appreciation for
the beauty of the
tourists attraction sites here in Pohnpei like Nan Madol and the
waterfalls they visited. Like every talented and eager minds,
alot of questions were asked during the visit but the students
were more interested to learn how The Honorable Marcelo K.
Peterson became the Governor of Pohnpei State.
Governor Peterson wished these students
success in school and a pleasant stay in Pohnpei.
10, 2017, a grant
signing ceremony was held at the residence of the Japanese
Ambassador in Nan Pohnmal. H.E. Ryoichi Horie, Ambassador of
Japan to FSM signed over the grant with the exact amount of one
hundred eighty thousand and nine hundred seventy dollars
($180,970.00) to Pohnpei State Government. The intended purpose
of the fund was for the construction of a new gymnasium for the
School of Nett. Governor Peterson thanked the Ambassador for the
huge contribution further stated
that he hopes these collaborations will strengthen the ties
between the Two Nations. In attendance during the ceremony was
T.H. Marcelo K. Peterson, Governor of Pohnpei, Director of
Education, Mr. Churchill
Edward, Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Heinrick Stevenson, and
staff, the Principal and Vice Principal of Nett School, the PTA
President of Nett School, and H.E. Ryoichi Horie, Ambassador of
Japan to FSM, along with Madam Ambassador
and Embassy staff.
is an online, differentiated literacy program that builds
reading lexile levels through nonfiction text. It assesses
students, delivers the same content to each student at his/her
just-right reading level, and then as students complete the
lessons and when they are ready, the program will increase their
reading lexile level. Most international students triple their
normal reading growth in a year when they use the program at
least twice weekly and score 75% or higher on the embedded
assessments. Achieve3000’s goal is to create literate students
who are ready for college and/or career by the time they
graduate from high school.
Mavner won his award, the Highest Number of Points Earned in FSM
during the month of December by reading and completing more
lessons and scoring 75% or better on the tests. Working hard
during class, after school, on weekends, and during his
Christmas vacation time, Mavner went far beyond what the other
660 students using Achieve3000 in FSM accomplished in that month
which demonstrated his interest in learning and improving his
reading and literacy abilities. He also had the support of his
family at home and his teacher and administration at Nett
School, as well.
Education Day- January 31 2017
Governor Peterson deilvering his Special Remarks
RFP-Architectural/Engineering Services Pohnpei State Government
Project Managment Office
9, 2016, a Swear-in ceremony was held at the Governor's
conference room. Governor Peterson administered the oath of
office to three (3) cabinet members and four (4) Board of
Directors of three offices. Among the newly sworn in Officials
are Mr. Kapilly Capelle, new Directo rfor Department of Health,
Mr. Nicholson Solomon as the new Director for the Dpeartment of
Resource and Development, and Mr. Jack Yakana as the new
Administrato of T&I. Governor Peterson also delivered the oath
of office to Mr. William Hawley and Mr. Etiny Hadley for board
of directors of Pohnpei Port Authority, Mr. Mohner Esiel for
board of Director of Pohnpei Transportation Authority, and Mrs.
Maria Donre for board of directors of Department of Education.
of the Governor
- October 25, 2016, Honorable Reed B. Oliver, Lt. Governor of
Pohnpei attended a workshop that was held at the main Conference
Room of the State Administrative building. The planning of the
workshop started 4 years ago. The aim of the workshop was to
basically introduce the future plan of Ridge to Reef(R2R)
Project. The workshop
was hosted by the Office of Environment & Emergency Management,
with the participation
of State & National R&D officials, NGOs, The Nature Conservancy
and Micronesia Conservation Trust. Honorable Reed B. Oliver gave
the opening remarks for the workshop on behalf of the Governor
of Pohnpei. In his remarks Lt. Governor stated that most of our
small islands, such as
Pohnpei itself, what affects our mountain ridges, impacts our
lagoon reefs. Lt. Governor Oliver concluded his speech saying
that the Office of the Governor is ready to render any
assistance that may be needed to develop a realistic and
practical framework for the project in the coming years
October 18, 2016 the Pohnpei State Department of Health Services
hosted its first traditional medicine workshop with technical
assistance from the World Health Organization (WHO) Country
Liaison Office (CLO) based in Palikir Pohnpei and its Regional
Office (RO) based in Manila, Philippines.