Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Recent Activities from FSM Consul General on Guam

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): February 3, 2009 - The FSM Consul General on Guam, Mr. Gerson A. Jackson, has communicated with the President's Office about his recent activities. In a letter dated January 6, 2009 from the Honorable Governor Felix Camacho of Guam, Governor Camacho appointed Mr. Jackson to be a member of the newly created Martin Luther King, Jr.(MLK) Commission. This commission is mandated by Guam's Public Lam No. 29-66. In the letter, Governor Camacho said that Mr. Jackson has been recognized "to possess the qualifications and character that support the philosophy behind the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." and "it is with great honor that I appoint you to serve as a member of the MLK Human & Civil Rights Commission." After consulting with the President's Office, Mr. Jackson formally accepted the appointment on January 20th, 2009.

Then, on January 30th, 2009, the 2009 Homeless Point-In-Time-Count for all unsheltered homeless residents on Guam was done. This year's homeless count was spearheaded by the Guam Interagency Council on Homelessness, of which the FSM Consul General sits on as one of its members. The most recent homeless count was conducted in January of 2007, which recorded over 1,000 homeless individuals in Guam, with a sizeable segment from the Freely Associated States; ROP, RMI, and FSM.

And finally, on January 31, 2009, the new board of the recently reactivated FSM Association of Guam (FSMAG) met in its first meeting of the New Year. They met at the official residence of the FSM Consul General. There are 15 members of the FSMAG Board; 5 from Chuuk, 4 from Pohnpei, and 3 each from Yap and Kosrae. The Current presiding officers are; Mr. Herbert Sigrah (KOS)- President, Mr. John Uruo (CHK)- Vice President, Mrs. Kasinda Ludwig (PNI)- Secretary, and Mr. John Sigrah (YAP)- Treasurer.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356