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.
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.
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
EIGHTH OLBIIL ERA KELULAU
______BILL NO. _______________
A BILL FOR AN ACT
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.
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.
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.
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.