Archive for ‘Politics’

July 23, 2013

A socially progressive budget

Tia Belau Editorial, July 19, 2013 —-  

The proposed fiscal year 2014 budget is socially progressive.

It is socially progressive because it is characterized by the focus it places on lessening the economic burden of many in the community, who are being besieged by the ever increasing cost of living.

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May 4, 2013

Remengesau 2013 SORA

State of the Republic Address

By President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr.

Before the Ninth Olbiil Era Kelulau

April 30, 2013

1. Introduction

It is a great honor to appear before all of you this morning to report on the State of our Republic.

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April 23, 2013

100th Day is Approaching

Tia Belau Editorial, April 23, 2013 —-

If you start counting the calendar days starting from the day after the installation – January 17, 2013 – of the 9th Republic Government, the first 100 days mark would fall exactly on April 27, 2013.

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April 11, 2013

Delegates and the Kabuki of Saving Money

By Kambes Kesolei —-

Delegates last week passed on third and final reading a salary cut for the president. Now, it’s on to the Senate where it is more likely headed for a conference committee.

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March 29, 2013

Pure Embarrassment


MFAT: 51/13

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour of the Government of Tuvalu presents its compliments to the Bureau of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Palau, and has the honor to convey herewith the discontentment of the former about the attendance of the Latter to our request to facilitate the Tuvalu Prime Minister’s departure from Palau last week.

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February 10, 2013

One Uighur missing?

Unconfirmed reports said that one of the six Uighurs – former Guantanamo detainees – in Palau has gone missing. Two Palauans with prominent stature in the community, on separate occasions, have told me.

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January 19, 2013

Reduction of OEK members salary may not be easy

Opposition appears to be building among the newly installed OEK members on the idea to reduce their salaries. Each Senator and Delegate makes $50,000 per year.

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January 19, 2013

Greg Ngirmang to MOH?

Okay, I’m going out on a limb here, but my bet is that Greg Ngirmang will be appointed to take the helm of the Ministry of Health.

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January 19, 2013

Secilil Eldebechel, next Minister of Finance?

All indications point to Secilil Eldebechel as the appointee to head the Ministry of Finance. Eldebechel served as Delegate representing the state of Ngchesar in the 8th OEK, but lost to Sabino Anastacio last general election.

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January 4, 2013

Elbuchel Sadang is the incoming Chief of Staff

This is from a reliable source this afternoon. Elbuchel Sadang, tormer Minister of Finance for the 2001-2008 Remengesau Administration and close friend of Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., will make another round with Remengesau in a new administration but will be the president’s Chief of Staff this new term.

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November 24, 2012

Election 2012 Less About Issues

By Kambes Kesolei —-

The results of the November 6 general election have been certified. The election saw 68.8 percent of the total registered voters cast their ballots. Sen. Remengesau won the presidential contest with a clear majority of 57.9 percent of the total vote casts.  For the vice presidency, Tony Bells won the support of half the voters. In fact, he won with slimmest of majority vote margin with 50.01 percent.

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November 22, 2012

Looting the National Treasury

Tia Belau Editorial, November 19, 2012 —-

Once again our cash-strapped government is wasting money on junket to Manila to attend an investment conference. There are reportedly over 30 national government and state officials, including around 20 OEK members, Koror legislators and their respective staff attending the conference. 

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December 13, 2011

Aimeliik Governor “never gave direct cash benefits to her people”: Fritz

  • From the Facebook group Palau 2012 —- 

    Fritz Harry Basicly, leaders are all busy and no one had spent time to learn what resouorces are there in their states. Aimeliik recently had general election and governor won by 12 votes cause. Aimeliik opened sea cucumber harvesting just few days before election. Governor had Island Times and she said everything negatively about sea cucumber.

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  • Fritz Harry My questions during her 4 years term she never had given direct cash benefits to her people. So, why not manage state resources and maximize benefits to Aimeliik people. FYI, It is always easy to say anything to own news but lack of action.

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October 14, 2011

Requesting all Palauans in the U.S to return home

Twelfth Regular Session, October 2011 Senate Joint Resolution No. 8-81
Requesting all Palauan citizens lawfully residing in the United States of America and its
territories and possessions pursuant to Article IV, Section 141 of the Compact of Free
Association between the Republic of Palau and the United States of America to return to

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September 11, 2011

Sandra Pierantozzi is in the running for President

Sandra Pierantozzi is reported to have made the decision to enter the presidential race next year according to sources close to her. Announcement will be next year with a formal declaration.

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