Archive for July, 2009

July 29, 2009

Has the President lost the narrative?

By Kambes

Evaluating our political leaders is a national pastime, and so as President Johnson Toribiong as he deals with difficult problems ranging from the power crisis, the government cash crunch, Compact review, to the public second-guessing his decision on the Chinese Gitmo detainees, recent action to raise the government’s top executives’ pay at a time when administration is freezing hiring, travels, and limiting purchase to only immediate needs – bucking his common refrain of “living with in our means”.

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July 22, 2009

Attack From The Top

By Santy Asanuma

Dear Honorable Senate President Mlib Tmetuchl,

Ki mera el di mla mo remremocher ra chodechelakl el ngara Senate el mei. The senate should always keep in mind that senators serve in a representative model of government. Opinions expressed by citizens based on their values and beliefs deserve to be represented in the forum of lawmaking of our nation. We the citizens and our aspirations (aurungulam) for our country should be treated with respect by the senate. Believe it or not I too need to be represented in the senate.

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July 8, 2009

Recalibrating our focus

by Kambes

When the Eight Republic of Palau Government officially took its mandate on January 15, 2009, the leadership began their term in an unenviable position of inheriting crisis after crisis from which they were slow to respond or not prepared for.

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