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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Blue Pacific Act Added to Major Foreign Policy Bill
By Ed Case @ 12:00 PM :: 1113 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... House Foreign Affairs Committee Includes Case’s Pacific Islands Caucus’ Initiatives in its Signature Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
NASA: Moon Wobble to Cause Coastal Flooding
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 2359 Views :: Environment, World News, Development, Land Use

... But don't worry.  We are still going to blame global warming ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
FSM to Become Chinese Logistics Hub?
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 1551 Views :: World News, Military

... We believe that our location would be vital in serving the air and maritime logistics as a transit hub for goods in transit between China and the South Pacific, and China and South America ....

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
China Gives FSM $16M
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 1471 Views :: World News

... a grant, not a loan ....

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Tsunami Watch Cancelled
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1316 Views :: World News

... an 8.1 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands ....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
US and FSM Begin Negotiations on Expiring Provisions of Compact of Free Association
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1977 Views :: World News, Military

...that both the FSM Congress and the US Congress would need to approve the delegations’ work once agreement is reached....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lyon Connection? Micronesia Acts Against Fake Shipping Registry
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 2746 Views :: Ethics, World News, Jones Act

...defendants include FSM previous TCI Sec'y Lukner Weilbacher, the former boss of Lyon Associates convict Massey Halbert....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Why Does Brian Schatz Want to Save Iran's Theocracy?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 2632 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation

...At a time when Iran's oppressive totalitarian regime is coming under increasing pressure from within and its grip on power is being tested daily, Democrats are rushing in with sanctions relief plans that would shore up its control....

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Anti-Vaxxers Target Samoa with Disinformation Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 AM :: 2910 Views :: Ethics, World News, Health Care

"...Unfortunately, these anti-vaxx people all live overseas, but they’re using social media to influence our population and our community. What can the government do? We’re not wasting time with those people....”

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
APEC Coming to Hawaii—AGAIN?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 2651 Views :: World News, Tourism

... Chilean officials said they cancelled the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to focus on restoring law and order in the country ....

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Monday, May 27, 2019
Lyon Bribery: A Sewer Project in Chuuk
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 5428 Views :: National News, World News

...A 2014 FSM government claim against Lyon Associates Inc. for over $4.6 million for ”errors and omissions” in the designs for a road and sewer project in Chuuk State raises additional questions about the company’s involvement in the FSM....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 12958 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Winer’s resignation as Sen Brian Schatz’ Chief of Staff was announced in the media, May 4, 2019.  Kia'aina is reportedly under consideration for top jobs at DHHL and OHA ....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
FSM Congress Elects New President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 PM :: 3897 Views :: Ethics, World News

...The FSM Congress elected Pohnpei Senator David W. Panuelo President and Kosrae Senator Yosiwo P. George as Vice President....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Lyon Bribery: Election Results--FSM President Loses Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 6275 Views :: Ethics, World News

...results of Tuesday’s elections, Panuelo received 6,773 votes against Christian’s 6,716....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Halbert-Lyon Indictments: Timeline of Corruption in FSM
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 AM :: 8136 Views :: DHHL, National News, World News

...a 2010-2016 timeline of the alleged corrupt dealings between Lyon Associates and individuals within the FSM Government....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 9812 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 AM :: 21174 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
100 Years of Communism: Death and Deprivation
By Selected News Articles @ 7:00 AM :: 3491 Views :: World News

...On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. It did so by accident....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Wikileaks: Japan refused Obama Hiroshima Apology
By Selected News Articles @ 6:43 PM :: 87158 Views :: National News, World News, Military, Obama

The Japanese government in 2009 recognized that accepting such an apology would undermine the foundations of the US-Japan alliance. Just look at how the 1993 Apology Resolution has undermined the foundations of the State of Hawaii.

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Standard-Setting Deal on Pacific Trade Ironed Out After Six Years
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 3565 Views :: World News

More than five years of haggling between United States and 11 other nations bordering the Pacific Rim ended Monday in a proposed agreement that has been hailed as "historic" though still not publicly released....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Schatz' Boycott of Israeli Leader 'Shortsighted and small minded'
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 5478 Views :: World News, Politicians

...His loyalty to President Obama apparently supersedes his duties as a representative of his constituents....

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
Top ‘Scientists’ Caught Adjusting Temperature Readings
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 5978 Views :: Environment, World News

...‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’….

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Friday, December 5, 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities for International Trade and Internal Growth
By NCPA @ 10:05 AM :: 5443 Views :: World News, Economy

Completing the agreement will create the largest free trade area, in terms of both goods and services, in which the United States participates....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 6393 Views :: World News, Health Care, GMOs
...Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce an experimental Ebola serum....
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Monday, July 7, 2014
The Obama Administration Should Speak Up for Hong Kong
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:37 PM :: 4051 Views :: World News

The Heritage Foundation calls on President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Congress to publicly condemn China’s behavior and make clear to Beijing that the world is watching....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
North Korea May Be Guilty of Genocide
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:52 PM :: 4742 Views :: World News

The charge of crimes against humanity alone guarantees that, at some point, members of the regime will be prosecuted....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Seeking a Global Solution in Sugar Trade Policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 6968 Views :: World News, Agriculture, Economy

...sugar is one of the most politically charged raw materials in the global economy....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Djou Urges Thai armed forces to return power to democratic institutions
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:43 PM :: 5954 Views :: World News, Military, Politicians

"I join the Obama administration in urging Thailand’s armed forces to return power to democratic institutions.”

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Terrorists Who Kidnap Little Girls
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:21 AM :: 6681 Views :: National News, World News, Military

Americans have increasingly been pulled into the frightening story of more than 250 schoolgirls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram....

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Friday, March 28, 2014
3 Things That Don't Make Sense in Putin's World
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:04 AM :: 4173 Views :: World News

It’s a world where we can’t act like we did yesterday....

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Friday, March 14, 2014
What Ukraine Needs from the U.S. Now
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:20 AM :: 4034 Views :: World News

Ukraine is an independent country. Its people voted overwhelmingly (90 percent in favor) to declare independence from Russia in 1991....

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Monday, February 24, 2014
The Protesters' Cry for Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:32 AM :: 4289 Views :: World News

The leader of the free world has been largely invisible as Ukrainian demonstrators are ruthlessly picked off by government snipers....

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Saturday, February 15, 2014
HPU Prof. Distributes Land to the Landless
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:55 AM :: 4625 Views :: World News

...property rights and the rule of law are vital to reducing poverty around the world....

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hawaii legislators reject Azerbaijani Resolutions
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 5412 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government

The Hawaii legislature publicly debated and then rejected a pair of Azerbaijan-initiated anti-Armenian measures....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Bumble Bee CEO to Faleomavaega: You’re a Liar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 7211 Views :: National News, World News, Labor

Bumble Bee chief executive Chris Lischewski has called untrue the Delegate’s assertion that Bumble Bee tuna is processed by child labor....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Why Did the Benghazi Story Change?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:23 PM :: 6131 Views :: National News, World News, Military

An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 10428 Views :: Ethics, World News

In other words: look out Government, you’re about to be pummeled by a crusading, righteous billionaire! And corporate America? Ah, don’t worry. Your dirty secrets—freshly transferred from the nasty non-profit hands of the Guardian to the aggressively for-profit hands of Pierre Omidyar—are safe with us....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Solving the Global Sugar Trade Problem
By NCPA @ 1:15 PM :: 5186 Views :: World News, Agriculture

Agriculture subsidies and trade manipulation have long been among the most intractable of policy problems....

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Obama Lifts Sanctions on Iran as Nuke Program Nears Finish
By News Release @ 12:05 PM :: 5421 Views :: World News, Military

By not agreeing to dismantle a single centrifuge, Iran has not rolled back its nuclear infrastructure.  Iran retains the ability to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon in as little as 2 months....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Grassroot Institute Goes to China
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 AM :: 4143 Views :: World News

In a live conversation from Hong Kong, Washington D.C. and Honolulu, Grassroot Institute president Keli’i Akina kicks off his China-speaking tour....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
VIDEO: 10,000 Dead as Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Tacloban City, Leyte
By Video @ 2:59 PM :: 5895 Views :: World News

...smashed buildings and completely defoliated trees, with widespread looting and unclaimed bodies decaying in the open air....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
'Rules of Origin' Can Make or Break the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:07 PM :: 6854 Views :: World News, Economy, Tourism

The TPP has been behind closed doors for a long time. The wait will be more than worth it if a sound agreement is struck....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Where NOT to Travel This Month
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:13 PM :: 5190 Views :: World News, Military

The State Department closed 21 U.S. embassies over the weekend....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
Why Does Egypt’s Turmoil Matter to Us?
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:52 AM :: 5103 Views :: World News, Military

Obama backed the administration of Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was just ousted by the protesters and the military....

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Thursday, July 4, 2013
US Islamist Leaders Back Egypt's Deposed Muslim Brotherhood Dictator
By IPT News @ 2:57 AM :: 5797 Views :: World News, Religion

American Islamists, like the American Stalinists before them, are unwilling to question the Muslim Brotherhood's ideology....

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Monday, July 1, 2013
The Real Arab Spring? Egyptians Ready to Overthrow Islamic Rulers
By IPT News @ 4:46 PM :: 5929 Views :: World News, Religion
"Theocracy failed here"
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Defending Freedom in North Korea's Shadow
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3947 Views :: World News
Park Geun-hye has been referred to as the "Iron Lady of Korea."
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Friday, May 3, 2013
Why is U.S.-owned GM partnering with company that does business with Iran?
By News Release @ 12:18 PM :: 4032 Views :: World News
UANI Calls on GM to End Partnership with Peugeot, Given New Auto Figures Showing that Peugeot Cars are Still being Produced in Iran....
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Robotics: Micronesian Schools Plan 'Yapital Robo Day'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 AM :: 5048 Views :: Education K-12, World News

Educators at the two independent High Schools on Yap have announced plans for a public exhibition and competition, featuring teams from their student robotics clubs....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Reasons to Reject the Law of the Sea Treaty
By NCPA @ 10:35 AM :: 4804 Views :: National News, World News

LOST is essentially a new world government of the sea that redistributes wealth and seeks to control supply and demand of oceanic resources....

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