Latest Federated States of Micronesia Stories

2010-12-10 09:16:00

TOFOL, KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Now available online at www.Kosrae.com: a totally updated website that offers details about things to do and places to stay on Kosrae. The website offers the latest information about Kosrae's white beaches, amazing dive sites, fun events, interesting people and ancient history. Located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Guam, Kosrae is an undiscovered island treasure that offers a variety of diving,...

2009-12-11 08:20:00

TOFOL, KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Located in the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Micronesian island of Kosrae celebrates the Christmas season in unique fashion, both on land and underwater. Christmas Marching: Christmas Marching on Kosrae is truly a one-of-a-kind island event. According to Kosrae Visitors Bureau Director Grant Ismael, every year Kosraens participate in Christmas Marching, a blend of Western/Christian Christmas traditions and...

2009-09-17 14:05:00

TOFOL, KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Located in the vast waters of the of the Pacific Ocean, the Micronesian island of Kosrae has plenty of room for hundreds of canoeists to roam. That's what's needed to accommodate the hundreds of islanders participating in the second island-wide Outrigger Canoe Competition on October 24, 2009, one of the largest events of its kind in Micronesia. "Canoeing is becoming a major sport on Kosrae," said Grant Ismael,...

2008-12-12 13:52:00

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As UN climate negotiators neared the end of two weeks of debate over measures to deal with the impacts of global climate change, island nations in the North and South Pacific struggled to cope with a new round of devastating tidal surges that brought severe flooding to low-lying regions over thousands of square miles. A low-pressure system, coinciding with high tides, generated nine- to ten-foot waves and tidal surges that swept over atolls...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.