Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Second FSM Games Starts Today, July 15, in Kosrae State

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): July 16, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena left Pohnpei for the State of Kosrae to officially open the Second FSM games today, July 15, 1997. Before leaving Pohnpei, he directed all department, office and agency heads of the FSM National Government on July 10, 1997, to ensure that their employees who are participating in the Games as athletes or officials are allowed to take part in the Games as part of their regular government services.

National Government employees who are in Kosrae to help out in the Games are authorized to earn normal eight hours of pay a day. But for those who will be there as spectators, approval of leave of absence would have to be granted by their immediate supervisors. For exempt employees who want leave of absence, such request will first be approved by the President or the Vice President.

The Second FSM Games is being held in the State of Kosrae beginning on July 15 to the 25, 1997. Detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Office of the FSM Amateur Sports Association within the FSM Department of Health Services.

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