28 Jun 2010

Micronesian leaders to work together to enhance their territories

3:27 pm on 28 June 2010

Nine Micronesian presidents and governors say they will aim to further improve the territories' health, livelihood, environment and tourism sectors.

This came in a joint communiqué outlining a regional programmme of action following the 13th Micronesian Chief Executives Summit which finished at the Fiesta Resort and Spa in Garapan in the Northern Marianas on Sunday.

The leaders have agreed to the creation of a Guam Job Corps Satellite Center that will serve as the starting point for a regional programme to help youth pre-apprenticeship recruitment.

Medicaid eligibility will also be restored for citizens of the Freely Associated States living in the U.S. and its territories.

The leaders will also take action in their respective jurisdictions to combat an alarming rate of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and obesity.