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         The State of Kosrae is one of the four states that make up the Federated States of Micronesia, along with the states of Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Yap.  Kosrae is the eastern-most island in the FSM, located approximately 600 kilometers southeast of Pohnpei.
         Kosrae is a 109 square kilometer island surrounded by a reef. Kosrae is circular in shape, measuring only 16 kilometers across at its widest point, and it is the only state without an outer island.
         Kosrae's main natural resources are the abundant marine resources surrounding the island and the beautiful lush green island which has significant agricultural potential. The island is mountainous with a dense jungle, with white coral sand beaches around the rim.  Kosrae is known for its citrus fruit which includes delicious oranges, tangerines, and limes.
         Legend has it that Kosrae was shaped by the gods from the transformed figure of a sleeping lady.  Indeed, the skyline from many parts of Kosrae reveal the silhouette of a female body.
         Kosrae State has its own constitutional government with three co-equal branches of government consisting of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
         The Executive Branch is headed by a Governor and Lt. Governor who appoint their own cabinet members and are primarily responsible for executing the laws and administering state government services.  See, Art. V of the Kosrae Constitution.
         The legislative or law making power of the state is vested in the Kosrae Legislature whose jurisdiction extends to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with its constitution.  The Legislature is composed of 14 Senators who are elected by the voters of the electoral districts of Lelu, Malem, Tafunsak, and Utwe. See, Art. IV of the Kosrae Constitution.
         The judicial power of the State is vested in the Kosrae State Court and such inferior courts as may be created by law.  The judiciary interprets the constitution and laws of the state.  The decisions of the Kosrae State Court are appealable to the Appellate Division of the FSM Supreme Court as stated in Art. VI, Sect. 6, of the Kosrae Constitution.  See, Art. VI of the Kosrae Constitution.

         The state leaders and some key staff are as follows:
    Executive Branch
    Governor: Hon. Tulensa W. Palik
    Lt. Governor: Hon. Arthy G. Nena
    Attorney General: Hon. Johnson Asher
    Chief of Police: Mr. Rinson Phillip
    Director, Admin. & Finance: Hon. Lipar George
    Director, Resources & Economic Dev.: Hon. Rolner L. Joe
    Director, Education: Hon. Tulensru E. Waguk
    Director, Health Services: Hon. Tholman Alik
    Director, Public Works: Hon. Osamu Nedlic

    Legislature Branch
    Speaker: Hon. Semeon J. Phillip
    Vice Speaker: Hon. Salpasr. Tilfas
    Floor Leader: Hon. Andy J. Andrew
    Members: Hon. Alik Isaac
    Hon. Artson S Talley
    Hon. Bob H. Skilling
    Hon. Lyndon H. Jackson
    Hon. Moses M. Thomas
    Hon. Nena c. Ned
    Hon. Ramsey S. George
    Hon. Ruthsina R. Jonah
    Sasaki L. George
    Hon. Yamado A. Melander
    Hon. Yoshiro Abraham
    Legislative Counsel: Mrs. Krystle Y. Melander
    Asst. Legislative Counsel: [Vacant]
    Chief Clerk: Ms. Martha B. Talley
    Administrative/Fiscal Officer: Mr. Hardy S. Andrew
    Journal Clerk: Ms. Kenye M. Nena

    Judiciary Branch
    Chief Justice: [VACANT]
    Associate Justice: Hon. Edmund Salik
    Court Staff Attorney: Mr. Chang B. William
    Chief Clerk of Courts: Ms. Shrue C. Lonno
    Administrative Officer: Mr. Marston Luckymis
    Land Court, Principal Judge: Hon. Robinson Timothy
    Land Court, Assoc. Judge: Hon. Marciano Waguk
    Land Court, Principal Clerk: Ms. Adyna E. Waguk

    Other Agencies/Organizations
    Public Defender: Mr. Steve George, Esq.
    MLSC, Dir. Attorney: Canney L. Palsis, Esq.
    MLSC, Staff Attorneys: Mr. Arnold B. Benjamin

    Municipal Mayors
    Lelu: Hon. Presley Abraham
    Tafunsak: Hon. Jackson Albert
    Malem: Hon. Hanlin Charley
    Utwe: Hon. Canston Segal