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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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April 16, 2012

Poly-Tricking has begun

By Tutii Chilton

Well I guess Poly-Tricking has begun. Interesting Palau poster.

Let ability, knowledge, experience and practice be our guide for electing our candidate and not just because we know them or we like them.

Below is a reminder about the choices we make in Palau. Palau is in the situation we are in because of our choices, not because of economic collapse. We (Palauans) chose, silently or loudly to let our society become what it is today.

The condition of Palau is a direct result of what I’m doing, thinking, saying or not saying. No one can help Palau until Palauan’s begin to help ourselves. I believe and hope we all believe that we will use our Preamble as a guide for Palau.

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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 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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August 12, 2011

2010 Palau Annual Banking Sector Report

2010 Annual Banking Sector Report to OEK

July 14, 2011

FY 2012 budget bill


                                                                                         ______BILL NO. _______________


To authorize and appropriate the sum of $58,798,000 from the National Treasury for the annual general operating, special revenue, COFA review, and debt service budget of the Republic of Palau for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012; to authorize and appropriate funds to provide a $20.00 bi-weekly cost-of-living allowance to certain National Public Service System employees; to authorize and appropriate funds to pay outstanding court judgments against the National Government; to authorize and appropriate funds to provide a monthly subsistence stipend to families without any income; to amend 24 PNC §3413 to increase the amount of the environmental protection departure fee and other related matters; to amend 26 PNC §143(b) to make the Vice-President an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the National Development Bank; to amend 26 PNC §186(a) to augment the National Development Bank’s annual reporting requirements; to amend 30 PNC §125 to increase the minimum wage paid to  employees; to amend 37 PNC §302(a) to modify the manner in which the P.U.C. bills the National Government; to amend 40 PNC §1101 to change the rates at which wages and salaries are taxed; to amend 40 PNC §1401(a) to increase the excise tax assessed on hotel rooms; to amend Title 40 of the Palau National  Code by adding a section imposing a diving tax; to amend 40 PNC §628 to provide a practical mechanism for emergency procurement; and for  related purposes.

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July 4, 2011

Casino referendum unofficial results

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April 7, 2011

Trafficking Profile – Palau

Palau has a population of 14,000 Palauans and 5-6,000 foreign workers (including about 400 Bangladeshi workers, who have reported TIP cases to the police).  Bangladeshis work on farms, in domestic work, as laborers, houseboys, gardeners, and in poultry (chicken farms).  Many recruited to work in Palau pay $3,000 in fees to recruiters who coach the migrants to enter the country as tourists, and tell also them that Palau is a U.S. territory.
August 9, 2010

IBEDUL’s closing address Palau Constitution Day, 2010

By Ibedul Yutaka M. Gibbons

Reklai, good morning to you, members of Bai ra Melekeong, re Mechesil  tial Beluu. It is indeed good to be joined with you here in Melekeok, at this magnificent site with which you have bequeathed to our government, and our new Capitol on which ground we can witness the wonderful and miraculous beauty of our island of Palau.

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August 5, 2010

REKLAI’s Constitution Day Statement

By Chief Rafael Ngirmang

The traditional constitution of Palau that is the basis of our present government today was not put together in several days or a year. It took several generations over a period of several centuries for our forefathers to shape it and develop it and orally transmitted it to us over several generations. This is the main reason the framers of our constitution spelled out the traditional roles and responsibilities of the council of chiefs to make sure that they will work with our government and to ascertain that no Palauan will be left behind in our journey toward the future.

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April 29, 2010

President’s 2010 Annual Progress Report

Text of President Johnson Toribiong’s 2010 Annual Progress Report Delivered to the Senate and House of Delegates of the Eighth Olbiil Era Kelulau on April 26, 2010

Good morning.  Reklai, Ibedul, Bilung, Ebil Reklai, Mr. Senate President and Honorable Senators, Mr. Speaker and Honorable Delegates of the Eighth Olbiil Era Kelulau, Distinguished members of the Diplomatic Corp, Honored guests, my fellow Palauans, Ladies and Gentlemen.  Thank you for your attendance this morning to receive my annual report on the progress of my administration.

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June 22, 2009

Why are we concerned with accepting the Gitmo detainees

Why are we concerned with the decision to relocate the Uighurs from Quantanamo Prison to the Republic of Palau? The reasons some of us in Palau are reluctant to accept the Uighurs are as follows:

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