Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget

Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget

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Leads the State Government's annual budget process and designs long-term resource plans & platforms Leads the State Government's annual budget process and designs long-term resource plans & platforms that help enhance state policies.

Photos from US Embassy Koror's post 12/04/2022

Photos from US Embassy Koror's post

Photos from Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget's post 08/04/2022

Tropical Storm Watch for Satawal, Woleai, and Faraulap. Tune in to V6AI for advisory information.

Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post 18/03/2022

Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post

Photos from US Embassy Kolonia's post 13/03/2022

Photos from US Embassy Kolonia's post

Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post 08/03/2022

Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post

Photos from Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget's post 08/03/2022

Vital Energy-Yap Terminal conducted this year's fire drill exercise in their facilities alongside Yap State Government stakeholders and partners in firefighting and public safety. The exercise concluded with a time of 48minutes 59seconds! Many thanks to the participants and responders.

Photos from Australia in Micronesia's post 07/03/2022

Photos from Australia in Micronesia's post

26/01/2022

Press Release - Death in COVID Ward BNH

10/01/2022

Repatriation Dates for January Confirmed; If Eligible, Booster Doses Required for Repatriating Persons
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PALIKIR, January 10th 2022 (FSMIS)—The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), through its COVID-19 Task Force, has amended its standard operating procedures for repatriation into the FSM, and confirmed dates for the next repatriation flights.

There are three changes to the repatriation procedures. The first change is that any person who is eligible to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is required to obtain it prior to repatriating into the FSM. Additionally, as pediatric and adolescent vaccines are available for children aged five (5) and up, all persons aged five (5) and above are mandated to be fully vaccinated prior to repatriating into the FSM.

The second and third changes to the repatriation procedures are with regards to pre-quarantine in the U.S. Territory of Guam. The duration of pre-quarantine has been amended from ten (10) days to seven (7) days. A single test for COVID-19 will occur on either the fifth or sixth day of pre-quarantine, approximately forty-eight (48) hours prior to travel.

Additionally, persons will need to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within seventy-two (72) hours prior to entry into the pre-quarantine site. Combined, this means persons will undergo two separate COVID-19 tests: one before, and one during, their pre-quarantine experience.

It is the intention of the FSM National Government that a practical effect of these amendments is that repatriation activities will be able to continue more frequently, while also helping to keep the Nation safe from COVID-19. With the highly infectious Omicron variant, the FSM COVID-19 Task Force wants to make sure its repatriation standard operating procedures are able to screen out positive cases before entering quarantine in order to prevent cases spilling into the FSM.

All other elements of the standard operating procedures remain unchanged, e.g. a minimum of seven (7) days of in-country quarantine upon arrival into the FSM, and multiple negative COVID-19 test results during that in-country quarantine process.

The next repatriation flight to Pohnpei State is scheduled to occur on January 24th, 2022.

The next repatriation flight to Chuuk State is scheduled to occur on January 26th, 2022.

The next repatriation flight to Kosrae State is scheduled to occur on January 31st, 2022.

The next repatriation flight to Yap State is scheduled to occur on February 6th, 2022.

15/11/2021
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Photos from US Embassy Kolonia's post 10/11/2021

Photos from US Embassy Kolonia's post

Timeline photos 28/10/2021

Timeline photos

This weekend, the Marianas along with Yap and Palau will be on the dry side with light winds. For the same locations, surf will increase by one to two feet as swells from Typhoon Malou reach the area. The start of next week's weather will be on the wet side as Invest 90W, along with the trough from eastern Micronesia, will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Marianas and most of western Micronesia.

For eastern Micronesia and Chuuk, showers and thunderstorms will continue through the weekend. At the start of next week, dry weather will return to this area as the trough moves farther west.

Full Forecast: www.weather.gov/gum
Typhoon Malou info: www.weather.gov/gum/Cyclones

Timeline photos 25/10/2021

Timeline photos

Hafa Adai! This Nov, Dec, and Jan of 2022 will have what is known as "King Tides". King tides happen when the sun, moon and earth are lined up and the moon is at its closest distance to the earth. This December 4th is the closest the moon will be to the earth in 2021.

With La Nina conditions there is a higher risk for coastal inundation with the higher sea levels in the western Pacific

Weather and Marine information & forecasts: weather.gov/gum
Guam Tides: http://ow.ly/t9nT50Gy0t8
CNMI & Micronesia Tides: http://ow.ly/Imcq50Gy0te

Timeline photos 02/10/2021

Timeline photos

A showery weekend for much of the region will gradually transition into a more 'wet-season' monsoon pattern across the region that will bring periods of showers & thunderstorms over the next couple of weeks.

For updated forecasts: weather.gov/gum/PublicForecasts

Photos from Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget's post 23/09/2021

Declaration of Emergency for Ifalik Island's main food source.

22/09/2021

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Timeline photos 21/09/2021

Timeline photos

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA) for the disturbance NE of Chuuk, now centered near 11N 152E. TCFA means that the formation of a tropical cyclone is possible within the next 24 hours.
The disturbance is moving west-northwestward at approximately 11 knots, with maximum sustained winds between 18 and 23 knots. It is projected to strengthen as it heads near or through the Marianas towards the end of this week. It is still early to say precisely how much it will strengthen and how it will move. As of now, there is no watch or warning for this disturbance. Stay tuned for forecast updates as 99W evolves.
For more information, the special weather statement is here: http://ow.ly/xo4150GdLBp
For the forecast: http://ow.ly/zxjP50GdLBm

16/09/2021

President Panuelo Creates FSM Cyber Security & Intelligence Bureau, a New, Special Division of the Department of Justice
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PALIKIR, September 16th 2021 (FSMIS)—His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), through an Executive Order, has created the FSM Cyber Security and Intelligence Bureau (CSIB), a new, Special Division within the Department of Justice.

The CSIB operates under the authority of the Secretary of Justice, and is given the objectives of establishing a practical and operational link to relevant national agencies dealing with cyber security, threats, and management. The Bureau will serve as the cyber-criminal law enforcement and intelligence network that analyzes trends of criminal activities in the nation and the region; it is mandated to implement modalities of collaboration and sharing of information among cyber security agencies; and to provide high-level policy recommendation to the Secretary of Justice on strengthening cyber security and criminal law enforcement, joint exercises and cross training, sharing of intelligence information, and recovery of illegal assets.

The Bureau is mandated to provide technical guidance and expertise, collaborate with partners and networks of assets, to provide security to critical assets and infrastructure of the National Government, and to implement and execute operational mandates within cyber-space in combatting cybercrime. The Bureau shall assist Law Enforcement Officers and Investigators in executing cyber forensics and in other technical capacities.

The Honorable Joses R. Gallen, Secretary of the Department of Justice, has designated Mr. Adam Caldwell to serve as Assistant Secretary of the CSIB. Additional recruitment opportunities for the new division are contingent upon funding from the 22nd FSM Congress, which is presently reviewing the Fiscal Year 2022 budget over the course of their ongoing 2nd Regular Session.

“Mr. Caldwell was formerly employed at the Department of Foreign Affairs when he identified, and neutralized, specific cyber activity that was harmful to the FSM and its provision of essential services to the People,” Secretary Gallen said in a statement. “That’s why President Panuelo and I urged him to move to the Department of Justice, where we have asked him to help spearhead the Nation’s advancement into the digital sphere.”

“As of 2021, the internet and information technology remain uncharted territory to many Micronesians,” Assistant Secretary Caldwell said in a statement. “The practical effect is that—whether it’s citizens becoming victims of cybercrimes, such as through ransomware attacks and social engineering scams through fake social media and email accounts, Government websites falling to DDOS attacks, or persons engaging in cybercrimes such as the creation and transmission of child pornography—it is entirely in the Nation’s interest that there be people and mechanisms in place to protect our citizens from cybercrimes and cyberattacks. My objective is to build CSIB into a functional bureau that protects Micronesians in the cyber-domain.”

Assistant Secretary Caldwell is an alumnus of the Young Pacific Leaders in Cybersecurity Program sponsored by the Government of the United States of America and the Harris Cyber Policy Initiative at the University of Chicago.

The FSM National Government extends its appreciation to both the Governments of the United States of America and Australia for their historical, ongoing, and future support in building the Nation’s capacity in tackling cybercrimes and enhancing cybersecurity.

The creation of CSIB, the Department of Justice’s newest division, comes approximately two years after the creation of the Division of Anti-Human Trafficking.

President Panuelo’s Executive Order establishing CSIB can be found here:https://gov.fm/files/Presidential%20Orders/September_13_2021-Executive_Order_Cyber_Security_and_Intelligence_Bureau_Division.pdf

Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post 06/09/2021

Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post

06/09/2021

Citing Concerns Over COVID-19 Delta Variant, President Panuelo Extends Guam-based Pre-Quarantine to Ten Days, Requires Two Tests Prior to Entry into the FSM
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PALIKIR, September 6th 2021 (FSMIS)—On September 6th, 2021, and per the advice of the COVID-19 Task Force, His Excellency David W. Panuelo—President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—extended the mandatory Guam-based pre-quarantine for repatriating citizens and residents to ten (10) days from its previous requirement of seven (7) days.

The decision cited concerns over the Delta variant of COVID-19, which has resulted in mobile morgues in the U.S. State of Hawaii and the installation of medical tents in the U.S. Territory of Guam due to hospital overflow. The extension of the mandatory pre-quarantine crucially allows for the FSM National Government to implement two COVID-19 tests to repatriating persons prior to their arrival into the FSM. Previously, such repatriating persons only required a single COVID-19 test whilst in pre-quarantine.

“The primary reason for extending pre-quarantine to ten days instead of seven is to give us ample time to conduct two COVID-19 tests to repatriating persons before they come into the country,” President Panuelo said in a statement. “Guam is significantly more vaccinated than the FSM, and is equipped with superior resources, and yet our Guamanian brothers and sisters are finding the Delta variant extraordinarily challenging. The takeaway for us in the FSM, then, is to strengthen our efforts at keeping COVID-19 out of our country. Our Nation’s top medical experts suggest that the way to keep ourselves safe is to mandate a second test in pre-quarantine. Simply canceling repatriation flights is not politically or economically feasible because the results would mean numerous schools shutting down, infrastructure projects being lost, and assets for tackling illegal fishing being shifted elsewhere.”

All other requirements for repatriation into the FSM remain unchanged, such as possession of documentary evidence of persons being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and the submission of appropriate forms.

Two repatriation flights are scheduled to arrive from the U.S. Territory of Guam to the State of Pohnpei on September 16th and September 30th, 2021, respectively. The latter of these flights is predominantly focused on essential workers such as doctors, engineers, and teachers. The States of Yap and Kosrae have described their intentions for a repatriation flight during the month of September but the dates for those flights are to be determined. The State of Chuuk has described that it may be prepared for its first direct repatriation flight sometime in the month of October, 2021.

As of September 6th, 2021, precisely 560 persons have been repatriated into the Nation. Of this number, 485 persons have been repatriated into the FSM through initial arrival into Pohnpei State; 38 persons have been repatriated into the FSM through initial arrival into Kosrae State; and 37 persons have been repatriated into the FSM through initial arrival into Yap State.

As of September 6th, 2021, approximately 60% of the Nation’s adult population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and approximately 70% of the Nation’s adult population is partially vaccinated.

The FSM remains COVID-19 free.

06/09/2021

PR-UPDATES ON TESTING, QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION IN PALAU

Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget updated their address. 20/08/2021

Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget updated their address.

Yap State Government Office of Planning & Budget updated their address.

Photos from Office of the President, Republic of Palau's post 18/08/2021

Photos from Office of the President, Republic of Palau's post

18/08/2021

President Panuelo Directs FSM COVID-19 Task Force to Extend Vaccination Timelines for Social Security Beneficiaries to September 30th, 2021; FSM Health to Develop Uniform Tool for Special Exemptions from Vaccination
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PALIKIR, August 18th 2021 (FSMIS)—On August 18th, 2021, His Excellency David W. Panuelo—President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—signed a Directive to the Chair of the FSM COVID-19 Task Force extending the mandatory requirement for FSM Social Security beneficiaries to receive their COVID-19 vaccination to September 30th, 2021. The previously mandated date was August 30th, 2021. The purpose of the extension is to give ample time to the Nation’s elderly citizens to complete their vaccination, and in a more comfortable and achievable timeline.

Additionally, the Directive requires the Administrator of the FSM Social Security Administration to provide the Chair of the FSM COVID-19 Task Force a list of Social Security beneficiaries for the special purpose of verifying their COVID-19 vaccination coverage, including special exemption from the vaccination for those individuals with rare medical conditions upon their assessment by a qualified medical doctor.

Not specified in the Directive, but discussed in a meeting on August 18th, 2021, with the Chair of the Task Force, was the President’s instruction that the Task Force and Department of Health & Social Affairs shall develop the necessary documentation for those who qualify for special exemptions from the vaccination for medical reasons, and to ensure that such documentation is uniform throughout the Nation.

Finally, the Directive requires the Chair of the Task Force to provide timely updates to the President and bi-weekly updates to the public on the Nation’s vaccination efforts.

55% of the Nation’s eligible adult population is fully vaccinated, a 3% increase from the previous week and directly attributable to the Nation-wide COVID-19 vaccine mandate. 63% of the Nation’s eligible adult population has received partial COVID-19 vaccination coverage.

As of August 18th, 2021, the FSM remains COVID-19 free.

The President’s Directive may be found here:https://gov.fm/files/August_18_DIRECTIVE_on_SS_Extention_to_V.pdf

On Guam, Covid-19 cases hit 9K; risk score tops this year's high 18/08/2021

On Guam, Covid-19 cases hit 9K; risk score tops this year's high

On Guam, Covid-19 cases hit 9K; risk score tops this year's high HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Guam's total Covid-19-positive cases have exceeded 9,000 with 107 of those cases identified in just three days. Seven public school students tested positive in

18/08/2021
11/06/2021

Compact Trust Fund Nearing One Billion Dollars; “In 2022, We Can Expect our FSM-US Trust Fund to Reach One Billion Dollars” President Panuelo Says
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PALIKIR, June 11th 2021 (FSMIS)—The Trust Fund Committee for the Trust Fund for the People of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), colloquially referred to as the Compact Trust Fund to distinguish it from the separate FSM Trust Fund, recently reported that its preliminary and unaudited asset value is $957,322,124.

In a June 10th, 2021 Press Release from the Compact Trust Fund Committee, it was noted that the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) third quarter meeting occurred on May 27th, 2021.

The meeting covered the Compact Trust Fund’s investment performance for the January-March 2021 quarter as well as a current market update to May 2021, given the COVID-19 Pandemic and the effect on the Compact Trust Fund as well as the global economy and financial markets.

For the January-March 2021 quarter, the Compact Trust Fund gained 3.82%, slightly above the benchmark of 3.78%. The preliminary and unaudited net asset value of the Compact Trust Fund was $933,850,563, as of March 31st, 2021.

As of April 30th, 2021, the Compact Trust Fund had a preliminary and unaudited net asset value of $957,322,124. From the start of FY21 to present, the Compact Trust Fund has gained 17.4%. The Compact Trust Fund’s Investment Adviser, Mercer Investments, LLC, and the Compact Trust Committee are monitoring the Compact Trust Fund to ensure the asset allocation is in line with the long-term investment objectives of the Committee-approved Investment Policy Statement.

The Committee approved the Investment Policy Statement with updated capital market assumptions. The Committee approved Funston Advisory Services LLC to conduct the independent and objective external evaluation after a competitive request-for-proposals (RFP) process.

Following the FSM National Government’s strategy to move into green climate investment portfolios, as announced by His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the FSM, and codified through Public Law 22-06, Mercer also made a presentation to the Board, outlining the Compact Trust Fund’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) exposures.

“Arguably the single-most significant isolated action our Nation has taken in tackling Climate Change—which aligns thematically with our environmental and conservation efforts through the Micronesia Challenge and Blue Prosperity Micronesia, and our ban on most forms of one-time-use plastics, including Styrofoam—was our Nation’s recent amendment to the FSM Trust Fund to recognize the existential threat of Climate Change, and mandate that its investments follow a sustainable development policy,” President Panuelo said.

“Yet, our sovereign FSM Trust Fund is presently approximately one-third the size of our Compact Trust Fund. Making the Compact Trust Fund green, too, would likely have as significant or more significant of an overall positive impact on our World’s environment. To the degree that it is practicable and lawful, I would encourage our Compact Trust Fund Committee, and our Joint Committee on Compact Review & Planning, to consider the actions we’ve taken to make our FSM Trust Fund green in their respective discussions on the Compact Trust Fund itself and for the ongoing negotiations regarding the Compact of Free Association, as Amended.”

Representing the FSM Government on the Compact Trust Fund are the Honorable Eugene Amor, Secretary of the Department of Finance & Administration, and Mr. Emanuel “Manny” Mori, Former President of the FSM.

The next quarterly meeting of the Compact Trust Fund Committee is intended to occur in late August or early September.

The financial details of this release, specific to the Compact Trust Fund, may also be found here: https://fsmcfatf.com/fiscal-year-2021-3rdqtrmtg/

Citizens, residents, and stakeholders interested in the Compact Trust Fund are encouraged to visit the Compact Trust Fund’s website at: https://fsmcfatf.com/

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