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Saturday, May 25, 2024
Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 461 Views :: World News, Law Enforcement

... Both Ma and CC #1 worked for the CIA ­­­­— CC #1 from 1967 until 1983, Ma from 1982 until 1989 ....

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Case: COFA Renewal on Verge of Approval
By Ed Case @ 12:01 AM :: 2510 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation

... “Congress must approve the recently renegotiated Compacts of Free Association as soon as possible,” said Case ....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Chinese Illegals: CNMI DMV Chief Convicted of License Fraud
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 1807 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News

... As Chief of the BMV, Leon Guerrero knowingly permitted 'Ivan' to submit fraudulent immigration documents, on at least 50 occasions between January 2020 and December 2022 ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Anti-Semitic Hawaii ‘Peace’ Activists tied to Hamas, Iran, China
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 4390 Views :: World News, Military

... Hawaii-based Ann Wright, a former Army colonel and US diplomat and who sits on the group's board, was interviewed while aboard a ship headed to Gaza ....

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Friday, October 20, 2023
Honolulu Hale to be illuminated in blue and white in solidarity with Israel
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 1813 Views :: Honolulu County, World News

... Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced Thursday that Honolulu Hale will be illuminated in the colors blue and white from sundown on Saturday, October 21, through sunrise on Sunday, October 22, in support of Israel ....

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Monday, October 9, 2023
Hamas Attacks: Hawaii Sierra Club Cheers
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 5725 Views :: Environment, World News, Politicians, Republican Party

... We call on ALL candidates who were endorsed by @sierraclubhi in 2022 to repudiate their support over this awful pro-terrorism sentiment .... 

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Hawaii Republicans “Standing with Israel in These Trying Times"
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 2415 Views :: World News, Republican Party

... our National Committee Representatives and leaders of the National Republican Party met with the leaders of AIPAC ....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
​India abolishes its ‘Jones Act,’ could be role model for U.S.
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:56 AM :: 2187 Views :: World News, Jones Act

... The idea was to lower transportation costs and carbon emissions by shifting cargo transport along the country’s coastal areas from trucks and trains to ocean vessels ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Hawaii's North Korean Stooges Step Into the Light
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 AM :: 2930 Views :: World News

... individuals who have for years been communicating and collaborating with intelligence agents of North Korea's United Front Department stationed at the North's Mission to the United Nations ....

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Saturday, April 1, 2023
Micronesia: Will Lyon Associates Crook Become FSM President Again?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 4161 Views :: Ethics, World News

... Has Hawaii’s corruption of FSM opened the doors to China’s corruption of FSM? ....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Micronesian President: Chinese Bribery ‘Happens all the Time’
By Andrew Walden @ 10:33 PM :: 3202 Views :: Ethics, World News

... The Vice President was asked by Ambassador Huang if he could sit up front, with other Senators, and also to accept an envelope filled with money; Vice President Palik refused, telling the Ambassador to never offer him a bribe again ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
FSM Micronesia Election Results Announced
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2160 Views :: World News

... On May 11th, 2023, the 23rd Congress of the FSM will formally convene; amongst its first duties will include the election of the President and Vice President ....

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
​Feds award Hawaii $15.8 million to offset COFA costs
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 1744 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government

... About 16,300 members of the COFA lived in Hawaii, according to numbers from fiscal year 2022 ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Palau, Marshall Islands Sign MOU to Extend Compact of Free Association
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 1648 Views :: World News

... U.S. negotiators last week reached initial understanding with the governments of the republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands on general financial terms to extend the Compacts of Free Association for the next 20 years ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Russian Hackers Attack Hawaii Airport Websites
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1629 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government

“...This attack was focused only on the public-facing website for the airports and had no impact on internal systems, operations, or traveler safety....”

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Russian Hackers Target Hawaii State Computers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 2210 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government, Military

... In a Telegram post Wednesday, Killnet, a notorious "hacktivist" group posted a list of several governmental websites it would be targeting in the coming days ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Biden Hosts Pacific Islands Summit In Washington
By Ed Case @ 4:32 PM :: 1797 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Rep Ed Case says Hawai‘i will play an increasingly pivotal role in advancing the aims of the Summit ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Feds: Chinese pair plotted 'mini-state' in Marshall Islands
By News Release @ 10:54 AM :: 2368 Views :: World News

... Prosecutors allege several Marshall Island lawmakers, unidentified in the charge sheet, voted for the bills after receiving bribes ranging from US$7,000 to $22,000 ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Confucius Institutes Rebrand to Circumvent U.S. Policy, Report Finds
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 3822 Views :: Ethics, World News, First Amendment, Higher Education

... The University of Hawaii Manoa invited at least two CI staff to remain on campus ....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tulsi Gabbard Placed on List of Russian Propagandists by Ukraine
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 3126 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Tulsi Gabbard

... Gabbard said that the U.S. had provoked Putin for many years ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Kiribati 'cooking something with China' - former Kiribati president
By Selected News Articles @ 9:06 PM :: 1969 Views :: World News, Military

... a deal directly with the Chinese about the Phoenix Islands ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
'Our Girlfriend Tulsi' -- Is she some sort of Russian Agent?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:40 PM :: 3690 Views :: World News, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

... Vitaly Tretyakov, quipped amid the crosstalk "Is she some sort of Russian agent?" prompting Solovyov to joke "yes." ....

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
Russians Kidnap Pastor with Hawaii Ties
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 2615 Views :: World News, Religion

... Esther Bodyu-Ogawa said word of his kidnapping took days to become public because the city was captured by Russia and the troops confiscated the family's cellphones and other devices ....

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Monday, March 14, 2022
Romney Slams Gabbard for 'Parroting Russian Propaganda,' 'Treasonous Lies'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 AM :: 3055 Views :: World News, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

“...Gabbard’s Hare Krishna cult leader Chris Butler wants recognition from the real Hindus in India.  To that end, he has directed his loyal servant Tulsi Gabbard to kiss up to the Hindu nationalist government of India.  India’s foreign policy is aligned with Russia and is anti-Islamist which then leads Gabbard to align with Putin….”

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Update: US Aid Following Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1989 Views :: World News

... Tonga, which was devastated this weekend by volcanic ash and tsunami waves, with unknown loss of life, major damages, and an outage of the undersea cable communications ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Blue Pacific Act Added to Major Foreign Policy Bill
By Ed Case @ 12:00 PM :: 2895 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... House Foreign Affairs Committee Includes Case’s Pacific Islands Caucus’ Initiatives in its Signature Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
NASA: Moon Wobble to Cause Coastal Flooding
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 4618 Views :: Environment, World News, Development, Land Use

... But don't worry.  We are still going to blame global warming ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
FSM to Become Chinese Logistics Hub?
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 3108 Views :: World News, Military

... We believe that our location would be vital in serving the air and maritime logistics as a transit hub for goods in transit between China and the South Pacific, and China and South America ....

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
China Gives FSM $16M
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 2703 Views :: World News

... a grant, not a loan ....

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Tsunami Watch Cancelled
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 2692 Views :: World News

... an 8.1 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands ....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
US and FSM Begin Negotiations on Expiring Provisions of Compact of Free Association
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 3574 Views :: World News, Military

...that both the FSM Congress and the US Congress would need to approve the delegations’ work once agreement is reached....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lyon Connection? Micronesia Acts Against Fake Shipping Registry
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 4924 Views :: Ethics, World News, Jones Act

...defendants include FSM previous TCI Sec'y Lukner Weilbacher, the former boss of Lyon Associates convict Massey Halbert....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Why Does Brian Schatz Want to Save Iran's Theocracy?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 4240 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation

...At a time when Iran's oppressive totalitarian regime is coming under increasing pressure from within and its grip on power is being tested daily, Democrats are rushing in with sanctions relief plans that would shore up its control....

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Anti-Vaxxers Target Samoa with Disinformation Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 AM :: 4670 Views :: Ethics, World News, Health Care

"...Unfortunately, these anti-vaxx people all live overseas, but they’re using social media to influence our population and our community. What can the government do? We’re not wasting time with those people....”

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
APEC Coming to Hawaii—AGAIN?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 4317 Views :: World News, Tourism

... Chilean officials said they cancelled the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to focus on restoring law and order in the country ....

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Monday, May 27, 2019
Lyon Bribery: A Sewer Project in Chuuk
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 7267 Views :: National News, World News

...A 2014 FSM government claim against Lyon Associates Inc. for over $4.6 million for ”errors and omissions” in the designs for a road and sewer project in Chuuk State raises additional questions about the company’s involvement in the FSM....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 18272 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Winer’s resignation as Sen Brian Schatz’ Chief of Staff was announced in the media, May 4, 2019.  Kia'aina is reportedly under consideration for top jobs at DHHL and OHA ....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
FSM Congress Elects New President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 PM :: 5370 Views :: Ethics, World News

...The FSM Congress elected Pohnpei Senator David W. Panuelo President and Kosrae Senator Yosiwo P. George as Vice President....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Lyon Bribery: Election Results--FSM President Loses Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 8223 Views :: Ethics, World News

...results of Tuesday’s elections, Panuelo received 6,773 votes against Christian’s 6,716....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Halbert-Lyon Indictments: Timeline of Corruption in FSM
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 AM :: 10665 Views :: DHHL, National News, World News

...a 2010-2016 timeline of the alleged corrupt dealings between Lyon Associates and individuals within the FSM Government....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 12660 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 AM :: 24731 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
100 Years of Communism: Death and Deprivation
By Selected News Articles @ 7:00 AM :: 4584 Views :: World News

...On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. It did so by accident....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Wikileaks: Japan refused Obama Hiroshima Apology
By Selected News Articles @ 6:43 PM :: 91794 Views :: National News, World News, Military, Obama

The Japanese government in 2009 recognized that accepting such an apology would undermine the foundations of the US-Japan alliance. Just look at how the 1993 Apology Resolution has undermined the foundations of the State of Hawaii.

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Standard-Setting Deal on Pacific Trade Ironed Out After Six Years
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 4683 Views :: World News

More than five years of haggling between United States and 11 other nations bordering the Pacific Rim ended Monday in a proposed agreement that has been hailed as "historic" though still not publicly released....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Schatz' Boycott of Israeli Leader 'Shortsighted and small minded'
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 6943 Views :: World News, Politicians

...His loyalty to President Obama apparently supersedes his duties as a representative of his constituents....

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
Top ‘Scientists’ Caught Adjusting Temperature Readings
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 7195 Views :: Environment, World News

...‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’….

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Friday, December 5, 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities for International Trade and Internal Growth
By NCPA @ 10:05 AM :: 6898 Views :: World News, Economy

Completing the agreement will create the largest free trade area, in terms of both goods and services, in which the United States participates....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 7954 Views :: World News, Health Care, GMOs
...Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce an experimental Ebola serum....
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Monday, July 7, 2014
The Obama Administration Should Speak Up for Hong Kong
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:37 PM :: 5030 Views :: World News

The Heritage Foundation calls on President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Congress to publicly condemn China’s behavior and make clear to Beijing that the world is watching....

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