I am from the State of Chuuk in the FSM, from the islands of Tol in the village of Wolip. I attended grade school at SDA Chuuk, high school at XHS, and received my bachelors in Political & Historical Studies at Chaminade University of Honolulu. I am currently enrolled at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies' masters program. I have been a faithful employee to Deal Fair Store of Chuuk and its Honolulu affiliate, Deal Fair Hawaii for eight years.
As a member of TFB my interests are politics, the environment, social impacts, and Micronesian migrants specifically those living in Hawaii.
Chuuk State Court holds Governor Johnson Elimo and his attorney Johnny Meippen in contempt of Court for violating a court ordered injunction.
A bill to allow online gambling in the State of Chuuk has passed the Senate. It now awaits a House vote.
The following questions/statements were collected in a collaborative effort with TFB members and the public.
This past December, former President John Haglelgam wrote a thought-provoking Letter to the Editor in The Kaselehlie Press about the Chuuk Independence Movement. TFB Micronesia was fortunate enough to ask him some questions about the Chuuk Independence Movement (with some from the public) and more about his opinions about it.
Island students have been receiving high tech training in the design and construction of robots as the five high schools of the Yap Robo League work towards their goal of a statewide robotics competition next spring.