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First Palauan female Presidential candidate: Sandra S. Pierantozzi

May 06, 2012 — Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi sat down for a talk show with Salvador Tellames and Kambes Kesolei to formally declare her intent to become the Republic of Palau’s first-ever female president.

Tuesday morning was met with promise, potential and possibilities during the formal launching of the Youth Entrepreneur Solution (YES) action plan. The YES initiative “seeks to encourage the development of a dynamic business community in the young generation” and is a joint program under the Palau Government; the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce (MPIIC); Palau Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It “also reduces the costs associated with youth unemployment, and in-turn minimizes youth social conflict and segregation, by helping them achieve economic independence, and help improve their self-esteem.” Continue reading

On April 12, the Fifteenth Ngarchelong State Assembly adopted Resolution 15-26 immediately expelling and removing Chief TET Singich Sato from membership in the Assembly. The Resolution states that “Chief TET Singich Sato has undertaken a number of action which are contrary to his responsibilities and duties as a member of the Assembly.” Continue reading

The Governors’ Association, with Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi writing on their behalf, recently submitted a letter to President Johnson Toribiong, Senate President Mlib Tmetuchl and House Speaker Noah Idechong regarding the disbursement of fishing revenues to the States and summarizing the laws applicable to the distribution of said revenues. Continue reading

The “Palau Lagoon Monument” is a World War II era Corsair fighter aircraft that was used by the United States. One such aircraft was located in the Palau Lagoon and “is considered as an object of significance for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the Republic of Palau. Continue reading

In a letter to President’s Chief of Staff– Isaac Soaldaob– dated March 26, Senator Regis Akitaya expressed his disappointment in the Office of Environmental Response and Coordination (OERC) and the fact that they are on the verge of losing $2million in grants from The Global Environmental Facility (GEF-5). Continue reading

The Angaur State Government recently submitted a letter to President Johnson Toribiong “to humbly plea for [his] kind and humanitarian assistance in providing funds to have [their ferry] boat engines repaired and have access to the needed parts to ensure that the ferry services [between Angaur and Koror] are not interrupted.” Continue reading

In the Sixteenth Special Session of the Eighth Olbiil era Kelulau, the Senate Joint Resolution No. 8-99 was adopted expressing the Republic of Palau’s “profound gratitude to the people and the government of the Republic of China and Her Excellency Maggie Taichung-Tien, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of China, for the continued assistance toward the development of the Republic of Palau.” Continue reading

Conservation officers from nearly every state in Palau will be present at the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) April 3 through April 6 for the Palau Conservation Officers Alliance Meeting. The purpose of this meeting and workshop is to build a stronger partnership with each other, discuss their training needs and agree on strategic priorities and networking structure for the next three years. Continue reading