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Former Micronesia DOT Employee Receives Prison Sentence

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On July 29, 2019, Master Halbert, of the Federated States of Micronesia, was convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court, Honolulu, Hawaii. Halbert was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $7,500 fine. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.
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Samoa receives Guardian-class Patrol Boat

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Joint media release 

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

 
The Australian Government has today handed over the newest Guardian-class Patrol Boat Nafanua II to the Samoan Government at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia.
Nafanua II was received by Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa and the Commissioner of Police Mr Fuivaili’ili Egon Keil. …

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DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado, died August 10, 2019, after being engaged by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations. This incident is under investigation.Koppenhafer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, …

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Overhauling the resource management system

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Welcome and thank you all for coming.
I have called this press conference today to announce the Government’s plan to comprehensively overhaul the resource management system.
Close to 30 years after the RMA was passed it is not working as well as was intended. It takes too long.
It costs too much.
It has not protected the environment.
It is unacceptable for…

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