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Micronesian Teacher Education Conference (MTEC)

Peilapalap Kolonia, Pohnpei— Late afternoon on August 22, 2019 , Governor Peterson administered the Oath of Office to the following to the new Personnel Review Board Panel members namely Mr. Wallet Elias, Mr. Johnny Hadley Jr., and Mr. Kester James. This swore-in ceremony took place in the Governor’s Office at Peilapalap Kolonia, Pohnpei.

Governor Peterson shared to the crowd who gathered in his office to witness this swear-in ceremony the important duties of the Personnel Review Board Panel and he hope that those who have sworn in today will never forget the important of your new assignment. He went on and said, “your work will follow the law and regulations that govern our public service system and it is a hard task because you will need to be ethical and neutral and exercise great impartiality during your review of the personnel cases and rendering decision which will not to be biased.”

Mr. Kester James, made a short remark on behalf of his colleagues and said, “Governor Peterson, Lt. Governor, Speaker Lambert and rest of the Legislators in the 9th Legislature, and all of us here it is a great honor and privilege to be here today and took the Oath as one of the board members of the Personnel Review Board Panel. He went on and said,” because of the trust you and the legislature and everyone have in us for this important endeavor which led you to make the hard decision for appointing us and gave us your advice and consent and we certainly thank and indebted to you for all your good advices and trust. We ,…those who took the Oath today, .know how hard this role is with the decisions that should be attend to but still we are honored for your confidence in us and will do our very best to make better and rightful decisions. We will do our best as always and do welcome all the supports we can get from you while we will be engaging in our new duties. I want to thank our wives for their encouragement that we accept our new assignment and to do our best if our appointments are approved. He went on and said that his colleagues and him are the advocate of the true saying that “behind every man is a good woman”, so thanks to our good women for their supports.” Thank you and kalahngan, he concluded.

July 4th 2019 US Independent Day

This year Pohnpei State Department of Education hosted MTEC (Micronesian Teacher Education Conference) which was held at the Nett Elementary School, Nett district. In regards, The Governor of Pohnpei, T.H. Marcelo K. Peterson was given the honor and privilege in welcoming each distinguish guest from all four State of the Federated States of Micronesia. "Your presence here today, whether as a presenter or a participant, is a validation to how determined and committed you are in your line of work as an educator", said Governor Peterson. "Kalahngan, Kinisouchapwur, Kammagar, Kulo and Thank you all", Governor Peterson concluded his remark.

July 4th 2019 US Independent Day

On July 4th 2019, The Honorable Marcelo K. Peterson, Governor of Pohnpei State, attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Pohnpei International Airport in honor of the fallen citizens of the FSM who gave the crucial sacrifice in their service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Following the ceremony was a U.S. Independence Day celebration held at the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia, Pohnpei State, with the theme “A Salute to Veterans.”

Governor of Pohnpei State, The Honorable Marcelo Peterson delivered a remark at the 243rd Celebration of the Independence of the United States of America at the U.S Embassy Compound, Nett , Pohnpei

On behalf of the people of Pohnpei and on my behalf, I extend our sincere congratulations as you celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the United States Independence Day.

The FSM and United States established diplomatic relations in 1986 after FSM gained its independence. The FSM and United States shared a long history in promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law since the early days of the Trust Territory era. Our relationship is strong and enduring because of our shared commitment to democratic values and economic development.