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Chuuk

(cho͝ok) or

Truk

(tro͝ok, trŭk), state (1990 est. pop. 48,853), c.39 sq mi (100 sq km), Federated States of Micronesia, W Pacific, in the E Caroline IslandsCaroline Islands,
archipelago, c.830 sq mi (2,150 sq km), W Pacific, just north of the equator. The largest islands are Palau (Belau), Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), and Kosrae. The islands are fertile and rich in minerals.
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. One of four states comprising the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of,
independent nation (2015 est. pop. 104,000), c.271 sq mi (702 sq km), an island group in the W Pacific Ocean. It comprises four states: Kosrae, Pohnpei (formerly Ponape), Chuuk (formerly Truk), and Yap.
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, Chuuk consists of c.55 volcanic islands surrounded by an atoll reef and many islets. Centrally located, it is the country's most populous state. The chief products are copra and dried fish. During World War II, Chuuk was the site of an important Japanese naval base. In the 2010s there was support for Chuuk independence among some inhabitants, but a referendum planned by the state government for 2015 was not held.
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The next incident of a landfalling waterspout occurred on 14 October when waterspouts were observed at Nomwin Atoll in the Hall Islands of Chuuk State. One of the waterspouts went ashore on Nomwin where "it was strong enough to topple banana trees, and weak infrastructure houses were down and damaged" as reported to the Chuuk Weather Service Office.
Other islanders, especially in Chuuk State, have become more westemized, and if Pollapese want a respected place for themselves in this contemporary setting, they can't successfully compete to be 'modern' in terms of material goods, number of jobs, degree of education, or other such measures.
(98) In the FSM, a single penetration offence attracts a maximum penalty of either 9 or 10 years' imprisonment if serious injury results or a dangerous weapon was used and 5 years' imprisonment otherwise: 12 Chuuk State Code [section][section] 2051, 2053 (2001 draft); Kosrae State Code [section][section] 13.311, 13.1201-13.1202 (1997); 61 Pohnpei State Code [section] 5-141(1) (2006); 11 Yap State Code [section][section] 201(f), 205 (2000).
But the great majority are from the FSM, particularly Chuuk State which is closest to Guam.
Bar Member: State Bar of California; Chuuk State Supreme Court (Federated States of Micronesia); Kosrae State Supreme Court (Federated States of Micronesia).
The POEA cited as an example reports in 2017 of OFW maltreatment and abuses that resulted in the blacklisting of the Chuuk State Hospital.
The DFA flagged Micronesia last year after it failed to address the complaints of OFWs working in the Chuuk State Hospital.
[1] Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC; [2] Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, CDC; [3] Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC; [4] Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious, CDC; [5] Department of Health and Social Affairs, Government of the Federated States of Micronesia; [6] Division of Primary Health Care, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia; [7] Department of Health Services, Kosrae State, Federated States of Micronesia; [8] Department of Health Services, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia.
Equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, Supertyphoon Maysak on this day was ravaging several sparsely populated islands of Yap State in Micronesia's Caroline Islands, a day after killing five people in nearby Chuuk state. It was forecast to head west toward the northern Philippines as a major tropical cyclone, but weakened due to vertical wind shear and drier air as it arrived in Luzon four days later as a strong tropical storm.
Drake); Entity Reports from Republic of Palau, Territory of American Samoa, Chuuk State FSM, Territory of Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Introducing PARBICA (Naomi Ngirakamerang); Boost Literacy @ Your Library: Working Together to Promote Literacy, (Imengel Mad and Cerilla Michael); A Tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award (recipient Iris Falcam); and attendee group photograph.
Even though the Chuuk state adopted the FSM criminal code in 1980, which made possession and traffic illegal, marijuana remained relatively new to Chuuk people who were then calling it a 'different cigarette,' or else maru, maruwo or marwana (Oneisom 1991).
He sincerely thanked China for its sincere and selfless assistance to Chuuk State. He said that the Chuk people are looking forward to the completion of the Chuk State Government Building, which was aided by China.