Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

US terminates postal money order service for FSM

Palikir, POHNPEI(FSM Information Service): September 1, 2006 - The Federated States of Micronesia Postal Services announces that beginning September 1 2006, the nation's Postal Services will no longer include US Postal Money Orders.

According to Postmaster General Bethwel Henry, the FSM Postal Services efforts to secure a Postal Money Order service with an interested Bank were not able to be finalized before the deadline.

The US Postal Money Order is among various services accessed by the FSM under the amended Compact of Free Association between the FSM and the United States. Postal Money Order was on the list of services proposed for termination by December 31 2005, but was renegotiated for a limited extension.

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