Archive for ‘General articles’

March 31, 2013

PNCC not optimal last several days

Home Net is so slow today. Just to open to write this post takes up little more than the usual time. I use GMail and it is soo slow in opening up messages, so I switched to the html for slow connections. 

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February 18, 2013

Water Supply Improving

It’s 1:30 am Monday morning and I just got home from overseeing the paper finalized and go to print. I’m glad I was done early to save me about 2 hours of reading time before bedtime.

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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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February 4, 2013

BOPHA Catastrophe Relief Committee Final Report


Our GOAL is to RESTORE what was lost REPAIR what was damaged so as to allow the people of Palau to REBUILD their lives and return to normalcy.

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January 25, 2013

Horace Rafael, Rest In Peace

Bedokel a tobedang ra mle Obiil Era Kelulau el ngara Oreor el ngara omerollel el mora Ngeaur.

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December 2, 2012

Palau In History: Typhoon Sally hits Palau

Micronesian Reporter
DEC- FEB. 1966, 1967

Koror Devastated. . .

Typhoon Hits Palau

Deaths and destruction followed the path of Typhoon Sally as she struck Koror, Palau, about 1 a.m. on Thursday, March 2. Three persons—14-year old Rosania Hosei of Koror and Mrs. Aot Siangldeb of Airai and her 2-year old daughter — were crushed to death under their crumbling homes during the storm. More than 50 others were injured and taken to the district hospital. 

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August 4, 2012

Palau’s top sprinters set personal best at the London Games

Rodman Teltull and Ruby Joy Gabriel represented Palau in the men and women track and field sprint events at the Olympic games in London. Go Palau. Woohooo!! See here for results and schedule.

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June 11, 2012

Palau Wave FM 89.9

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March 25, 2012

Council of Chiefs comments on FY 2012 budget bill

March 19, 2012

His Excellency Johnson Toribiong

Re:  Senate Bill No. 8-109,SD2,HD7,CD2

Dear Excellency President Toribiong:

At the request of the Ministry of State to the Council of Chiefs to submit our comments on the above-referenced bill on or before March 20, 2012, we write to provide our comments.

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February 18, 2012

Seid Sues President and ROP Gov, Prez Responds




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February 15, 2012

Updated: President urged to lift gag rule on AG: PFF

Updated: scroll down to see the president’s response.

Link to the following below article:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pacific Freedom Forum, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS— A presidential order banning Palau’s Attorney General Ernestine Rengiil from giving her legal opinion directly to those seeking raises serious concerns over access to information and freedom of information for the island nation, says regional media watchdog the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF.

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December 11, 2011

Omelau (the ultimate sacrifice)

By “Mersad Ngirchoteot” —-

ng chimol tekoi el kmal kedeb eng di sel bo dosaod er ngii eng sebeched el kmo ng diak a ulebengelel. ak kekerei el buik e sel kim moruul a bisakng ea ki blecheol melau ordomel el lild lolab a mechut el simbung ma llel a babier el ikel diak dousbech, ngak a blechoel mo ra olchertoll el mo melai leng mle olechui ra blimam. becherei se kuk mo tara taem. ma ki dmul ngii el babier e melau ordomel lousbech er sel nguil el kora diak el sal mekeald ma diak el sal mengchat, sel kora di ngara belngel. e mekekokemam el lomeltii ordomel el morsel kimomdasu er ngii, lotobed ra mo ungil bisakng, el beketaut e locha kmal mo betok a cheldil. meng kelteketel a taem el diak sal lomdasu er tial tekoi el melau, ngak tial klungal chad el mla mo bechiil loungalek ra terung el redil el chimong a teriuch a rekil ma chimong edei rekil, e kol mocha medengelii a kuk tara belkul tial tekoi. ea kumdasu e tiang a lmuut el betok a usbechel ma belkul el kmal di kau a sebechem el metik er ngii e ousbech er ngii. e ngak a kuk mo melasem lomeskid a usbechel el ngak omes er ngii ra chelsel a klengar rengak ma beluulchad el dengara chelsel. me kumuchel lomes ra beluad, chelechal taem eng uai a lengara ringel daob ra betok longarm ma chelbuul ra klechad, betok a duubech luchul a kerreior ma dakd lomerk ra rrau reng ra beluu. me ke de kora mo diak dodengei el kmo ke de bedul ker a lebebil ra taem. e mo kaiuechib osenged ra betok el tekoi, ma remerredeled a mo diak el sal bleketakl meng mengal rullid el mo suebek a rengud. a rebebil a kmu sesei ma rebebil a kmu sesei, ma debeltid eng kuk bebil. a rekaidelengelangel ma rekadederecher ra teliang. ma rekuk di lukong el rengud ngmla merasm a ngerir. ma rebebil el diak bol luk a ngerir el rengud toked a matmatong. 

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December 7, 2011

Diaz blasts Palau 2012 Facebook Group

“Ngdikea dodengei el kmo kede mo smind el mor. A rechad ra beluu a complain rar rengarbab el chad al ngara FACE BOOK, ekemiu a kmo bemtobed emouchais, ma kimekerang a ki ekong a lechub a kimei. Ngkora mesesechull ra Belau e kemiu a ngara ngebard el menga ungil kall e kemam a diak a dengkii er kemam ma rechad a ngara mork el mengiil a kemeldillir e kemiu a ngara face book el melekoi a klebelngud ma betok elultelechakl el tekoi, alkero a kuubail a deel, ea lak aklocha dirrek el ngara mork. Ng meral tuobed a cherik er kemiu, ngak a 62 rekik e mla ra mekemad ra vietnam e mla remuul a lmuut el kmal betok el tekoi el loumesind er kemiu a diak el sebechemiu el remuul, bai moker medolsisechakl er kemiu e lak mo mekkellomes er kid e kede kmal ebuul er kemiu e kmal kurismas.”

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September 8, 2011

The facts do not justify dismissal

The following letter was sent to Tia Belau or publication (September 5, 2011)

August 31, 2011

Dear Attorney General:

I am surprised that you have chosen to respond to my letter via comments to the Island Times claiming that your dismissal of ROP v. Diaz, Crim. Case No. 09-067, was necessitated by the fact that the Defendant was acting as a citizen and not as a Senator when he committed his wrongful conduct. How disheartening that your Office is willing to mislead the public when the evidence completely belies your claim.

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September 8, 2011

AG stands by decision to dismiss charges against Diaz

The following letter was sent to Tia Belau for publication (September 5, 2011)

August 31

Dear Ms. Berg:

Thank you for your letter dated August 26, 2011. I welcome an opportunity to respond to your concerns. I know that you disagree with the decision of my office to dismiss the criminal matter involving Mr. Diaz. I will make an effort to explain what led to that decision.

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August 26, 2011

Asst. AG awaits direction from President Toribiong


              The foregoing information sets forth the different restrictions concerning the work of the members of the OEK. My next task will be to apply this information to the reports you submitted concerning a particular member of the OEK [Sen. Arnold Oilouch]. I will then draft a letter setting out the different options that apply to this matter and await your direction. (Emphasis mine).

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August 26, 2011

Special Prosecutor should be in place

Tia Belau Editorial on August 22, 2011 —

It is becoming clear that the decision by the senate to preempt any move by the president to appointment  a new special prosecutor (SP) is turning into a strategic political blunder not only for the senate themselves but for the elected leadership of the national government.

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August 12, 2011

2010 Palau Annual Banking Sector Report

2010 Annual Banking Sector Report to OEK

July 30, 2011

More posts up at Belau Examiner

Belau Examiner

July 13, 2011

Obaklechhol Kuniwo Nakamura’s remarks at 5th Micronesian Traditional Leaders Conference




NOVEMBER 23,2010

In the interest of time, I will give my simple and brief remarks this morning in English.

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