Archive for December 14th, 2011

December 14, 2011

Minister Fritz and Gov. Reklai are now inside the Maru

  • Leilani Reklai wow Minister! this is unbelievable..first of all, Min. Fritz brought the FIRST sea cucumber people to my State, telling me that it was a PILOT project, a RESEARCH on breeding of sea cucumber. Anat and his guys SHOWED me their permits for export of only 150lbs of sea cucumber outside of Palau for RESEARCH. I gave them a research permit for one year. 3 months later, i find them with tons of sea cucumber and terminated their permit. I requested Minister’s office for people to survey Aimeliik for sea cucumber data first before we proceeded. Minister immediately suspended 3 coastal resource managers for meeting with me about the survey! Minister went on the radio and told everyone that these sea cucumbers only took 3 months from seedling to harvestable size! The governors association requested min. Fritz to stop the export in 2010, until we get the data and the law on sea cucumber export clarified. Minister ignored that letter! In the meantime, a lawsuit was filed against anat and his partners for illegal exportation. Minister in turn opened buying and exporting of sea cucumber from ngardmau. pushing people to break laws citing poor economics. I allowed harvesting in my State AFTER my election due to the fact that we’ve exhausted our funds in monitoring. Folks, unfortunately, what’s being by min. Fritz are outright untruths. I won Aimeliik election on November 23 by 39 votes. I opened Aimeliik for harvesting for ONE month only, on DECEMBER 1st. I’ve brought many opportunities to my State in the first four years of my term including sources of income through tourism, through farm leases and others. I am MANAGING my State resources for my people today and TOMORROW. It is very sad when a Minister, a member of the administration’s cabinet, goes on public media and tell lies to the people. It is unprofessional and totally unbecoming of his position! by Gov. Leilani Reklai

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December 14, 2011

Rule of Law Ignored

Tia Belau Editorial, December 12, 2011 —- 

The basic foundation of every orderly society is a rule of law and its effective enforcement to maintain peace and orderly community. The effective enforcement of rule of law is the equal application and enforcement without any preference or discrimination.

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