Taiwan Scholarship to Palauan Students

Taiwan provides scholarship to young Palauan students to improve social development and stimulate economic growth in Palau. Thirteen Palauan students are offered opportunities to study and obtain an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from Taiwan’s universities in 2018. It is a record-breaking number since the Taiwan Scholarship Program started in 2005. Out of the thirteen scholarship recipients, two students are to be enrolled in the Taiwan Naval Academy to be trained as Palau marine law enforcement officer. Seven students receive Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Scholarship and two receive International Cooperation Development Fund (ICDF) scholarship. Another two scholarship are offered by Kainan University, whose President Mr. Lin, Chin-Po, is also the founder of the Taiwan Royal Group and owner of the Palau Royal Resort, as an aspiration to feed back to the Palauan society. On July 31, 2018, Taiwan Scholarship recipients and their parents were invited to an Orientation held by the Taiwan Embassy at the Meeting room of the Ministry of Education (MOE). Ambassador Wallace Chow congratulated the recipients for passing the highly competitive selection process and expressed his gratitude for the assistance provided by the MOE and the Palau National Scholarship Board (PNSB). Ambassador Wallace said the purpose of the Taiwan Scholarship is to provide recipients with skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development in Palau. Minister of Education Sinton Soalablai emphasized that the success rate of the Palaun students in Taiwan is the reason why the number of recipients increases. Therefore, the performance of the recipients not only affects them, but also has influence on future opportunities provided by the Taiwan Government. PNSB chairperson Dr. Christopher Kitalong reminded recipients not to fear challenges and difficulties and encourage them to work hard. In the end, all the efforts will pay off. Ambassador Wallace also invited scholarship recipients from last year to share their experiences in Taiwan. Each year, Taiwan Government provides around 10 scholarships to Palauan students. Scholarships are merit based and applicants will be assessed on their leadership, potential, academic competence and their potential to impact on development challenges in Palau. The scholarship program demonstrates Taiwan’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to improve social development and stimulate economic growth in Palau. The priority fields for the scholarship include health, education, engineering, environment, and agriculture.

Koror State Public Hearing on August 9, 2018

Public Hearings to be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Koror State Government Assembly Hall on the following: Re-zoning application from Mr. Lucius Malsol to change the zone of his Leased property known as Lot no: 40009 and 40000A in Meda Loop, Medalaii Hamlet to “C” Commercial Zone, as the current zone of the area is “RC” Residential Commercial Zone, but he wishes to construct a Four Stories Condominium Re-zoning application for Ms. Grace Alexander and Ms. Jacqueline Alexander, to change the zone of their Leased property known as Lot no: 40484 in Itchetii, Iyebukel Hamlet to “R3” Multiple-Family Residential Zone, as the current zone of the area is “R2” Single-Family Residential Zone, but they wish to construct a Three Stories Residential Building Building and Zoning Permit application for Mr. Uchel Tmetuchl and Palau Majestic, for construction of the Sheraton Palau Resort, this would be a Sixteen Stories inclusive of the Basement, with One Hundred Fifty Five Rooms, Bars and Restaurants, Swimming Pools, Gym & Kids Club, Spa, Banquet Room, and other hotel amenities. The subject location is between the PDC Building and PNCC-Koror Office; Parking Areas – there will be Nineteen Stalls at the Front of the Resort and Thirty Nine would be on nearby Lots known as Lot No: 40374 A and B

PNCC August 2018 Sign-Up Specials

PNCC would like to thank everyone for the many years of support as we celebrate our 36th Anniversary. From August 1-31,2 018, PNCC is offering sign-up specials for all PNCC Internet subscriptions to help you get online. Save $40 with free installation for a new HomeNet phone line and enjoy super fast residential DSL service with home WiFi. Save $35 with free activation for PalauCel postpaid accounts (775). Postpaid data plans are now available. Enjoy the free and convenience of going online anywhere there is a cellular signal. Save $10 with free activation of a PalauNet UserID to log on to HomeNet and over 200 WiFi Hotspots Save $52.50 with 50% off installation for high-speed Internet DSL for businesses Please call (680) 488-9000 for more information.