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  • Every culture has their own origin myths, which were developed before the knowledge of science especially physics, astronomy and chemistry. DNA genealogy testing has helped us understand our roots and ancestors who sailed to and populated the Pacifi…
  • what about pre-christian gods in the fsm? Kosrae has Sinlaku, although many locals count the beginning of their culture with the arrival of the protestant missionaries in the 1850s. Yet many Kosraeans believe in ghosts, black magic and other supers…
  • So I have to wonder, how does attendance for top management in other FSM entities compare? Petrocorp, social security, COM, FSMDB, NFC? Are they generally present at their offices during business hours or not?
  • Noname I totally agree with you. Enough religions in all of FSM, many times they cause serious conflict within the family, to the point of being banished. FSM should have directed serious government investment into the tourism industry many years a…
  • These "new-age cult like religions" have still not been identified, except that they have churches in the FSM, which means they have been around for a while. MIssionaries are protected not only by freedom of religion but also freedom of speech, sub…
  • Perhaps I missed this in the above posts, but christianity was imported into Micronesia by foreigners. Granted it was a long time ago, but it displaced native Micronesian gods and religion. It seems hypocritical to complain about new christian reli…
  • Going back to the first post on this topic. Of course Micronesians are migrating to the US for better opportunities, in the same way that migration takes place around the rest of the world. This is not unique. What is unique and fueling this migr…
  • There is a better solution. The forum administrator should open a new category for US News and Politics. Then readers interested in Those topics could go there, and those of us interested in FSM issues stay here. I too have been reading this forum…
  • Is the real issue here whether the states should have authority to permit persons who have some Micronesian lineage but are not FSM citizens to own land? Say by inheritance? This would require amendment to the FSM Constitution, and probably have th…
  • Sounds a bit overpriced for the market. Kosrae just lost its air nauru service, suffered serious blackouts over the last couple weeks, and the population continues to flee the island. While the property description sounds attractive, There is unli…
  • According to a Fox news report That came up on a google search, on average more than 100 people died per day in car crashes in the US. Wikipedia reports 35,000 deaths in the US just in 2015 from motor vehicle accidents. (Could not find stats for FS…
  • Do you have any statistics on the religion of persons accused or convicted of murder and other serious crimes here in the FSM? For those of us living here, what happens in the FSM is a more important consideration than what happens halfway around t…
  • Pawnstar, has this happened? I understand there are non-FSM citizens, mainly Filipino, who have stayed in FSM after their entry permit expired. And perhaps fishing crew. But have any land offices actually issued land title documents to a non-FSM …
  • It was bound to happen, because of course the sick people signed up in droves and the healthy people did not. And loss of insurance in the US will drive the uninsured to use emergency facilities instead, which are largely taxpayer funded. Having e…
  • Really?? the manufacturer of the passport machine cannot provide an override mechanism to the password with authorization from DOJ or President's office? Ridiculous that one disgruntled employee can hold hostage the entire passport making process. …
  • Some FSM employers require employees to have a BOG account for payroll deposit. Much much quicker than waiting for checks to be cut and distributed and cashed. FSMNG could do the same, they would need to require employees to designate or open accou…
  • With due respect to President, his comment that upon taking US citizenship through naturalization (such as US military) requires renounciation of FSM is not true. US permits dual citizenship - with FSM or another nation. That is why DCs can Enter …
  • With all of Trump's claims of fraudulent voting in the media, another question-how will the FSM election commission ensure that all voters in the March election, including the DC question, are only FSM citizens and not FSM nationals. What proof of …
  • There should be concern that FAS citizens will be caught up in immigration raids and proposed deportation of welfare using immigrants. Based on personal experience it is amazing how many US officials do not know about FAS rights in the US. It is th…
  • It is long overdue that KSL leadership take strong action to invite new business, new investment to create jobs in the private sector. That will bring more $ into the state, instead of rep funds for themselves. Kosrae should be Supporting the visi…
  • The driver license renewal is a minor inconvenience considering what may next on Trump's executive order tornado. Washingtonpost reported One of them is the potential deportation of immigrants who receive welfare benefits. How many FSMers living in…
  • Micronesians should be concerned of being mistaken for Latinos, Arabs, middle eastern muslim types targeted by Trump anti immigrant tantrums. Especially those living in red states like texas and arizona. But getting back to the topic, in FSM as …
  • Truancy can be remedied with parenting, but sometimes parenting skills are lacking. If the parent(s) are out most nights drinking, sakau, bingo, church, etc. there is little interaction with the kids and less interest in school. No wonder kids drop…
    in Truancy Comment by suzuki January 2017
  • There are many misunderstandings percolating on this issue. One presented by His Excellency Former President Haglelgam in his letter to the editor in today's Kpress. It is NOT true that persons who obtain US citizenship through naturalization are …
  • The theft of this large amount of money, if proven, also shows shocking lack of oversight. Who supervises these people and the cash receipts & deposits? Another reason to pay by check if you can, at least there will be a paper trail who cashed…
  • God's approval or non-approval Had nothing to do with that story or the writing of the bible by humans, which shows the traditions and morality at that time. In the same way both the old and new testament accept and condone slavery, which today is…
  • The international NGOs especially run up the rent with their lavish housing allowances, and reduce reasonably priced housing for regular government employees. Usually one of the first questions of a landlord is to find out where you work, and set th…
  • Does the Catholic church consider all of the molestations and sex abuse by the priests also to be a grave sin? And what about the cover up by the church authorities for years and years? So much energy has been directed at political hot potato issu…
  • If dual citizenship is not approved, within 25 years many FSM families will have a land crisis if all of the children, grandchildren, etc. were born in the US, are US citizens and then not eligible to inherit land in FSM. But perhaps this is why th…
  • These social project giveways are one reason so many individuals and businesses are resisting to pay or are delinquent on taxes. What taxpayer wants to see their hard earned money going to pay for travel, ipads and freebies to other people ? These …
  • The government has imposed the beliefs of one denomination on the entire population, even if they dont share those beliefs. If a person chooses to follow those beliefs personally, thats fine. But the government should have no business stopping a p…
  • Only 2 things are illegal in Kosrae on Sundays: drinking alcohol and catching fish or other marine life. The rest is not. A few stores are open, some people BBQ and for the restaurants Sunday is usually a busy night especially after church is done…