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The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is cautioning job-seekers to not take employment opportunities from the Chuuk State Hospital.

"I am leaving because the Chuuk Department of Education is actively stopping the education of children. The Department that is supposed to support schools is stripping schools of resources..."

Elaborate cultural dances and seafaring canoes have made the Micronesian Islands of Yap famous, but this month it was the ultra-advanced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills of local students on display.

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition.

TFB Micronesia had the opportunity to ask former FSM President, John Haglelgam, some questions. He answered questions about his experiences working for a nascent Micronesian government, his thoughts on Dual Citizenship, and the future of the FSM. (Editors note: We had intended for this to come out before the elections/vote and apologize for not getting this published sooner.)

Who is Micronesia's person of the year for 2016?

The future of Micronesia's youths look bright. Here's a list of some outstanding youths and a poll to vote for who you believe had the most impact this year...

Here is a list of some outstanding athletes of 2016, and a poll to vote for who you thought was the most outstanding...

The FSM has proposed a bill to amend Article 3 Section 3 of their constitution. This would allow FSM citizens to, "retain or obtain citizenship of another state".

Trump's isolationist or nationalist approach to the presidency along with his campaign slogan of, "Make America Great Again", harkens back to a tumultuous time in world history. A time of extreme nationalism, poverty, and World War. It was in that time that the islands of Micronesia entered the chapters of world history.

Recently, a TFB member almost became the victim of a catfishing attempt. The culprit created a fake Facebook account using a picture and name of a relative


Micronesian Blues - the unbelievably entertaining stories of former TTPI “police specialist” Bryan Vila. This highly enjoyable book jumps from one island adventure to another, feeling almost fictional that one individual could’ve witnessed a number of pivotal historical events in just 6 years.

"Micronesian Blues", the amazing stories of "police specialist" Brian Vila during TTPI times is in talks to be turned into a TV show starring Patrick Dempsey.


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