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  • Policy Brief: Federated States of Micronesia Leads the Way in Accessing Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub (press release) (blog)
  • Covid-19: Micronesia shuts border to inbound travellers RNZ
  • Covid-19 and a drought force a Jesuit school in Micronesia to end ... America Magazine
  • Micronesia's Pohnpei ramps up ban on entry RNZ
  • New Digital Project to Connect Federated States of Micronesia to ... Mirage News
  • The Most Drastic Anti-Coronavirus Travel Ban in the World Slate Magazine

    Finance


  • Policy Brief: Federated States of Micronesia Leads the Way in Accessing Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub (press release) (blog)
  • World Bank approves US$30.8m for digital Federated States of Micronesia project Devdiscourse
  • Treating Schizophrenia with Individualized Care Yahoo Finance
  • 5383 MEIDECC 2 Vacancies 9-23 March 2020 Matangi Tonga
  • ADB to Help Strengthen Disaster Resilience of Marshall Islands ... Reliefweb
  • Beijing courts Micronesia in push for rival base to Guam Nikkei Asian Review

    Celebrities


  • Survivor: The 10 Best Seasons, Ranked | ScreenRant Screen Rant
  • Get your daily Gritty fix despite no Flyers games during coronavirus pandemic nj.com
  • Which Celebrity Does Jeff Probst Want on 'Survivor?' Showbiz Cheat Sheet
  • 'Law of the Jungle' again oblivious to vulnerable natural species Korea Times
  • Coronavirus: ‘Bat soup girl’ Wang Mengyun breaks silence NEWS.com.au
  • Parvati Shallow wants to slay the Night King (a.k.a. Sandra) in Survivor: Winners at War EW.com

    Culture


  • Students Gather at Micronesian Youth Summit Chaminade Silversword
  • 7 world-class cultural and art shows to watch from home Options The Edge
  • The Future Pacific Island Children Want Inter Press Service
  • Seabees Return to Yap - 50 Years of Good Will DVIDS (press release)
  • Endicott's troubled story from the south seas St. Albert Today
  • To safeguard their future, Pacific Islanders look to the past Grist

    Criminal


  • She fought for human rights on a tiny island that banned guns. Then she was shot dead. Washington Post
  • American Attorney Gunned Down On Pacific Island Had ‘Most Dangerous Job’ There Oxygen
  • Another presidential election in the Pacific at the same time as the ... NOQ Report
  • Suspect charged with murder of American prosecutor on island of Yap was being investigated by her Daily Mail
  • US lawyer is shot and killed in a drive-by while running with her dog on a tiny island in Micronesia Daily Mail
  • Rachelle Bergeron death: U.S. prosecutor shot dead outside her home on Pacific nation of Micronesia CBS News

    Religion


  • Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19? BBC News
  • The best virtual museum and gallery exhibitions from around the world to visit online Evening Standard
  • Francis Street First opens doors to Micronesian congregation News-Press Now
  • She fought for human rights on a tiny island that banned guns. Then she was shot dead. Washington Post
  • Seeing God's presence at a high school in Micronesia America Magazine
  • Arrests made in killing of American prosecutor in Micronesia Associated Press

    Politics


  • Covid-19: Micronesia shuts border to inbound travellers RNZ
  • FSM president sends message to citizens on Guam, elsewhere The Guam Daily Post
  • Covid-19 and a drought force a Jesuit school in Micronesia to end ... America Magazine
  • FSM president to citizens: Use Guam for waiting period, not Hawaii The Guam Daily Post
  • Micronesia's Pohnpei ramps up ban on entry RNZ
  • Coronavirus: FSM lifts national travel restrictions RNZ
  • Delayed Chuuk Secession Vote a Win for US Policy in Oceania The Diplomat
  • Even tiny Pacific islands cannot escape covid-19 The Economist
  • Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19? BBC News
  • Students Gather at Micronesian Youth Summit Chaminade Silversword
  • Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard The Diplomat
  • Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament The Diplomat
  • The Most Drastic Anti-Coronavirus Travel Ban in the World Slate Magazine
  • Pacific states impose anti-virus measures Yahoo News Australia
  • Guam confirms Pacific's first Covid-19 death, NZ infections top 66 Asia Pacific Report
  • Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus World Socialist Web Site
  • Spike in Australian coronavirus cases, cruise with sick passengers denied entry FRANCE 24
  • Covid-19 and the Pacific: How the island nations hope to fend off the pandemic The Spinoff
  • Coronavirus: A look at cases and restrictions in the Pacific New Zealand Herald
  • Another presidential election in the Pacific at the same time as the ... NOQ Report
  • How Japan will help sort out Mombasa traffic, open up region The Star, Kenya
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press ... MFA China
  • Pacific development outlook for 2020 | The Interpreter The Interpreter
  • January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy ... World Bank Group
  • What Are The Major Industries In The Federated States of Micronesia? World Atlas
  • 'They were being exploited': Complaints lodged against Iowa pork plant by Pacific islanders recruited for work DesMoinesRegister.com
  • Thai economic growth slips to 5-year low, virus to hit tourism Nasdaq
  • Mired in MIRAB: migration and remittances devpolicy.org
  • Spain cuts this year's economic growth forecast, ups deficit Nasdaq
  • Achromatopsia Treatment Market 2020 Thriving Worldwide By Prominent Participants Like MeiraGTx Limited, Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., agtc, Athena Vision Bandera County Courier
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Achromatopsia Treatment Market 2020-2027 : Recent Study of ... PharmiWeb.com (press release)
  • Quit India 2.0 Outlook Business
  • First Country in Micronesia That Economic Citizens of St Kitts and ... PRNewswire (press release)
  • China ‘political warfare’ targets US-affiliated Pacific islands Asia Times
  • Should Value Investors Buy Fortuna Silver Mines (FSM) Stock? Nasdaq
  • January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy ... World Bank Group
  • Hyatt Hotels (H) Down 57.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? Zacks.com
  • Egypt Opens Citizenship By Investment Scheme CEOWORLD magazine (blog)
  • How Japan will help sort out Mombasa traffic, open up region The Star, Kenya
  • Defending the kingdom: Protecting Kosrae coral reefs against ... Oceanographic Magazine
  • Majority of world population hold bias against women, says UN report Gulf Today
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • PACIFIC ISLANDERS PROMOTING THEIR PARTICULAR IDENTITY FOR 2020 CENSUS Black Star News
  • Pacific Islanders Promote Their Own Identity India Currents
  • What Are The Major Industries In The Federated States of Micronesia? World Atlas
  • Federated States of Micronesia: Disaster Management Reference ... Reliefweb
  • China ‘political warfare’ targets US-affiliated Pacific islands Asia Times
  • Banning travel to China and increased surveillance among ... The Guam Daily Post
  • China Nov exports fall, but import growth hints of recovering demand Nasdaq
  • Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt ... World Bank Group
  • POLL-Thai Q4 growth to slow to 5-year low as exports drop; 2020 outlook tougher Nasdaq
  • Thai economic growth slips to 5-year low, virus to hit tourism Nasdaq
  • POLL-S.Korea's Jan exports seen falling faster on Lunar New Year, coronavirus to add strains Nasdaq
  • Thai economy slows in Q3, 2019 growth outlook cut again Nasdaq
  • Thai finance ministry cuts 2020 GDP growth forecast to 2.8% Nasdaq
  • Thailand holds key rate, cuts economic forecasts as exports stumble Nasdaq
  • India's exports to recover in 2020, growth to be subdued Fibre2fashion.com
  • Turkey to increase domestic content and exports of defence equipment IHS Jane's 360
  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • Indonesia suffers near $15 bln revenue shortfall in 2019, pressure seen on 2020 budget Nasdaq
  • POLL-South Africa to hike personal income and excise taxes in budget Nasdaq
  • Indonesia 2019 budget deficit to widen to up to 2.2% amid pressure on revenue Nasdaq
  • Quit India 2.0 Outlook Business
  • ECONOMY Kuwait unveils 2020/21 budget, forecasts KWD 9.2 ... CPI Financial
  • Botswana projects narrower budget deficit for 2020/21 Nasdaq
  • FY20 budget down by over $48M but no pension cuts Marianas Variety
  • PREVIEW-India's budget likely to raise spending to revive economic growth Nasdaq
  • No Good Options for Revenue Amidst Chicago Budget Shortfall Tax Foundation


    Micronesia Leaders


    President


  • FSM president sends message to citizens on Guam, elsewhere The Guam Daily Post
  • Covid-19: Micronesia shuts border to inbound travellers RNZ
  • Covid-19 and a drought force a Jesuit school in Micronesia to end ... America Magazine
  • FSM president to citizens: Use Guam for waiting period, not Hawaii The Guam Daily Post

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Parliamentarians: Climate crisis one of the most critical threats to ... Reliefweb
  • Lebanon parliament speaker calls session following cancellation Nasdaq
  • PNG Parliament erupts in chaos as Speaker rejects opposition ... Asia Pacific Report
  • UN General Assembly 2019: Speaker schedule and what to expect Aljazeera.com

    Prime Minister


  • Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard The Diplomat
  • The Most Drastic Anti-Coronavirus Travel Ban in the World Slate Magazine
  • Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament The Diplomat
  • Pacific states impose anti-virus measures Yahoo News Australia

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Coronavirus fears and controversial passport sales: Vanuatu's election explained The Guardian
  • New Zealand seals borders for all visitors, students Indian NewsLink
  • Pacific soon to be home to state-of-the-art centre Fiji Times
  • Fiji PM labels Australia PM 'very insulting' after Pacific standoff The Straits Times

    Minister of Economy


  • Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard The Diplomat
  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus World Socialist Web Site
  • Covid-19 and the Pacific: How the island nations hope to fend off the pandemic The Spinoff

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Announces New ... Reliefweb
  • Beijing courts Micronesia in push for rival base to Guam Nikkei Asian Review

    Minister of Culture


  • Chinese FM sends congratulations to Micronesia's new foreign secretary - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
  • Pacific Islands Forum: Micronesia backing Zackios to take over RNZ
  • Child Rights In The Pacific: UN Body Concludes Historic Session In ... Scoop.co.nz
  • Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has big plans for ... Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

    Minister of Defense


  • Asia's web of defense ties falls prey to coronavirus Nikkei Asian Review
  • Coronavirus: A look at cases and restrictions in the Pacific New Zealand Herald
  • Micronesia reaffirms U.S. support while Australia hesitates to join campaign against Iran Los Angeles Times
  • The great power game in the Pacific: What Japan can do The Japan Times

    Minister of Education


  • The Most Drastic Anti-Coronavirus Travel Ban in the World Slate Magazine
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Australian Coronavirus Cases Spike, Cruise With Sick Passengers ... U.S. News & World Report
  • Australia announces new ambassador to Federated States of ... Mirage News

    Minister of Energy


  • Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament The Diplomat
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Prime Minister meets Pacific Island Leaders - World ReliefWeb
  • Beijing courts Micronesia in push for rival base to Guam Nikkei Asian Review

    Minister of Finance


  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus World Socialist Web Site
  • Pacific Islands Nations threatened with disaster by Coronavirus - SEG Voxy

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Immigration update: Japan enforces border control measures marketscreener.com
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press ... MFA China
  • Taiwan travelers impacted by entry restrictio... Taiwan News
  • UNICEF supports Pacific Island countries to protect communities ... Reliefweb

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament The Diplomat
  • Coronavirus fears and controversial passport sales: Vanuatu's election explained The Guardian
  • 5383 MEIDECC 2 Vacancies 9-23 March 2020 Matangi Tonga
  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund

    Minister of Justice


  • Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2020 Lexology
  • Marshalls' President Kabua's inauguration set for Monday RNZ
  • DRC: Who’s who in the new ministerial crew The Africa Report
  • Disgraced ministers resign Namibian

    Minister of Health


  • Covid-19: Micronesia shuts border to inbound travellers RNZ
  • Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard The Diplomat
  • The Most Drastic Anti-Coronavirus Travel Ban in the World Slate Magazine
  • Guam confirms Pacific's first Covid-19 death, NZ infections top 66 Asia Pacific Report

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Covid-19: Micronesia shuts border to inbound travellers RNZ
  • United Airlines flights between Guam and Saipan canceled The Guam Daily Post
  • Covid-19 and the Pacific: How the island nations hope to fend off the pandemic The Spinoff
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News

    Minister of Sports


  • Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard The Diplomat
  • Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus World Socialist Web Site
  • Coronavirus: A look at cases and restrictions in the Pacific New Zealand Herald
  • Chinese FM sends congratulations to Micronesia's new foreign secretary - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua

    Director of State Security Service


  • Interior Official Pushing To Renew COFA Treaties This Year Despite… Honolulu Civil Beat
  • Pushback on Trump's DOD union policy hits bipartisan stride Defense Systems
  • Federated States of Micronesia: Disaster Management Reference ... ReliefWeb
  • US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China's Expanding… Honolulu Civil Beat

    Chairman National Bank


  • Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2020 Lexology
  • Quit India 2.0 Outlook Business
  • Data suggest Swiss National Bank stepping up FX purchases to stem rising franc Nasdaq
  • SNB's Jordan says coronavirus adding to pressure on Swiss franc - report Nasdaq

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • COVID-19 under control in China Pakistan Today
  • Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country Al Jazeera America
  • Environment Fund | UNEP UN Environment (press release)

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Women leaders Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Covid-19 and the Pacific: How the island nations hope to fend off the pandemic The Spinoff
  • NMI governor meets with FSM president Marianas Variety
  • 20 countries yet to record coronavirus case Premium Times

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2020 Lexology
  • Suspect charged with murder of American prosecutor on island of Yap was being investigated by her Daily Mail
  • Quit India 2.0 Outlook Business
  • Italian Supreme Court: Function And Tasks - Law Department ... Mondaq News Alerts

    Opposition


  • Even tiny Pacific islands cannot escape covid-19 The Economist
  • Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus World Socialist Web Site
  • Australia Starts Lockdown Measures as Coronavirus Cases Jump The New York Times
  • Beijing courts Micronesia in push for rival base to Guam Nikkei Asian Review

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Covid-19: Averting economic disaster in the Pacific The Interpreter
  • Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard The Diplomat
  • Anticipating Covid?19 in the Pacific The Interpreter
  • Air Niugini Turns A Slim Profit In 2019 After Previous Losses Simple Flying
  • Follow Greta and listen to women in fight against climate change Nikkei Asian Review
  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • Could N.J. be headed for a recession? New analysis says we’re in for a rough spring. nj.com
  • Anticipating COVID?19 in the Pacific [opinion] businessadvantagepng.com
  • An inside look at the Pacific island of Yap, where an ex-NYC lawyer was shot dead New York Post
  • What Are The Major Industries In The Federated States of Micronesia? World Atlas
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    Investment

  • Achromatopsia Treatment Market 2020 Thriving Worldwide By Prominent Participants Like MeiraGTx Limited, Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., agtc, Athena Vision Bandera County Courier
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • Achromatopsia Treatment Market 2020-2027 : Recent Study of ... PharmiWeb.com (press release)
  • Quit India 2.0 Outlook Business
  • First Country in Micronesia That Economic Citizens of St Kitts and ... PRNewswire (press release)
  • China ‘political warfare’ targets US-affiliated Pacific islands Asia Times
  • Should Value Investors Buy Fortuna Silver Mines (FSM) Stock? Nasdaq
  • January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy ... World Bank Group
  • Hyatt Hotels (H) Down 57.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? Zacks.com
  • Egypt Opens Citizenship By Investment Scheme CEOWORLD magazine (blog)
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    Demographics

  • How Japan will help sort out Mombasa traffic, open up region The Star, Kenya
  • Defending the kingdom: Protecting Kosrae coral reefs against ... Oceanographic Magazine
  • Majority of world population hold bias against women, says UN report Gulf Today
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments ... Mirage News
  • PACIFIC ISLANDERS PROMOTING THEIR PARTICULAR IDENTITY FOR 2020 CENSUS Black Star News
  • Pacific Islanders Promote Their Own Identity India Currents
  • What Are The Major Industries In The Federated States of Micronesia? World Atlas
  • Federated States of Micronesia: Disaster Management Reference ... Reliefweb
  • China ‘political warfare’ targets US-affiliated Pacific islands Asia Times
  • Banning travel to China and increased surveillance among ... The Guam Daily Post
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    Export/Import

  • China Nov exports fall, but import growth hints of recovering demand Nasdaq
  • Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt ... World Bank Group
  • POLL-Thai Q4 growth to slow to 5-year low as exports drop; 2020 outlook tougher Nasdaq
  • Thai economic growth slips to 5-year low, virus to hit tourism Nasdaq
  • POLL-S.Korea's Jan exports seen falling faster on Lunar New Year, coronavirus to add strains Nasdaq
  • Thai economy slows in Q3, 2019 growth outlook cut again Nasdaq
  • Thai finance ministry cuts 2020 GDP growth forecast to 2.8% Nasdaq
  • Thailand holds key rate, cuts economic forecasts as exports stumble Nasdaq
  • India's exports to recover in 2020, growth to be subdued Fibre2fashion.com
  • Turkey to increase domestic content and exports of defence equipment IHS Jane's 360
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    Public Spending

  • Policy Responses to COVID19 International Monetary Fund
  • Indonesia suffers near $15 bln revenue shortfall in 2019, pressure seen on 2020 budget Nasdaq
  • POLL-South Africa to hike personal income and excise taxes in budget Nasdaq
  • Indonesia 2019 budget deficit to widen to up to 2.2% amid pressure on revenue Nasdaq
  • Quit India 2.0 Outlook Business
  • ECONOMY Kuwait unveils 2020/21 budget, forecasts KWD 9.2 ... CPI Financial
  • Botswana projects narrower budget deficit for 2020/21 Nasdaq
  • FY20 budget down by over $48M but no pension cuts Marianas Variety
  • PREVIEW-India's budget likely to raise spending to revive economic growth Nasdaq
  • No Good Options for Revenue Amidst Chicago Budget Shortfall Tax Foundation
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