Archive for ‘Tia Belau Newspaper’

November 15, 2013

Palau Becoming Of Age On World Stage

Tia Belau Editorial, November 4, 2013 —- 

After 19 years of independence, Palau seems to be gaining maturity – albeit slowly – in conducting its world affairs.

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November 1, 2013

HCF is big and good policy

Tia Belau Editorial, October 16, 2013 —- 

History tells us that it is too much to expect every government to finish up its term with a profound public policy that improves social and economic circumstances of its citizens.

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October 1, 2013

Celebration of Liberty, Freedom, Sovereignty, Identity, Culture, and Dignity on 19th day of independence

Tia Belau Editorial, September 30, 2013 —- 

This 19th Day of Independence on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 will be a wet one judging from the current weather  conditions and the   forecasts for the next few days. And it is said to be a good omen as  the rain will wash away all the dirt and bad things on the land. 

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September 25, 2013

9th KSG, Budget and Priorities

Tia Belau Editorial, September 23, 2013 —- 

Koror State voters, once again, are going to the ballot box on November 12 to elect their governor and members of the 17-seat legislature.

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September 19, 2013

The Seven Types of Kelulau

Tia Belau Editorial, September 16, 2013 —-

Kelulau refers to important secret or sensitive political matters.

The legend of kelulau er Belau is an unusual one. It tells how the Kelulau of Palau was obtained from the snake of Angaur (Bersoech er Ngeaur). This legend is an illustration of how the kelulau came to be; it is not an explanation of its actual nature and function. The legendary derivation of the kelulau of Palau from a snake is because a snake is long and has but one head and one tail. By comparison, the kelulau of Palau is well maintained and systemized from its head down to its tail in each beluu of Palau. Kelulau arranged and established the kebekuul and teleuechel titles, made them sacred, and empowered then as well. Kelulau installed them as klobaks of the various beluu of Palau and entrusted with aspects of kelulau to enable them to preserve Palau.

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September 13, 2013

Cooperation, Compromise, and Budget

Tia Belau Editorial, September 12, 2013 —-  

Anyone, who was ever alive in previous years, knows that budget battles have long taken center stage in our daily conversations. It assumed the form of our national pastime. The talk of baseball, fishing, and other popular Palauan happenings became boring subjects.

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August 26, 2013

House charting new path with State Governments

Tia Belau Editorial, August 22, 2013 —-  

Are the state governments still relevant? This question comes to mind when one is reviewing the number of earmarks contained in the House version of the FY 2014 budget request.

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August 22, 2013

Celebrating Mechesil Belau’s 20th Anniversary

Tia Belau Editorial, August 19, 2003 —-

Toward of the end of this August, the Mechesil Belau will be holding their 20th anniversary. This is by far, the longest running continuous conference held in Palau.

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August 17, 2013

Priority Must Be Given To BPS Strategic Assessment Report Recommendations

Tia Belau Editorial, August 15, 2013 —- 

The reason that criminal offenders are incarcerated is to remove them from doing more harm to the people and the community. But in recent weeks, the confidence of the public of living in a safe and secured neighborhood is waning thin.

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August 9, 2013

Preventing Crime and Violence

Tia Belau Editorial, August 8, 2013 —-

A “Public Forum on Communities Against Crime and Violence” is being held today at Ngarachamayong Cultural Center.

The purpose of this symposium will be to hear from the elected and appointed leaders of our community and to identify real solutions to the alarming incidences of crime within our communities.

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August 6, 2013

And the Oscar goes to…

Tia Belau Editorial, August 5, 2013 —-

Nine films were nominated for the top prize as the “Best Picture” of the year at the 85th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Oscar Award for the Best Picture was awarded to “Argo” last February 24, 2013, a 2012 historical drama adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative in rescuing several U.S diplomats in Iran in the 1979 hostage crisis.

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July 29, 2013

FY 2014 Budget Is In Good Form

Tia Belau Editorial, July 29, 2013 —- 

I have been writing about Palau’s annual national budget for many years in various news articles, editorials, or blog posts. In fact, I started reviewing and writing about the budget toward the second-half of the second term of the Remengesau administration.

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July 24, 2013

Code of Ethics Law Should Be Protected

Tia Belau Editorial, July 22, 2013 —-

There is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate that seeks to exempt traditional leaders from the Code of Ethics requirements.

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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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July 15, 2013

Palau Constitution: Ratification Vs Implementation

Tia Belau Editorial, July 15, 2013 —-

The debates on the anniversary of the Constitution as to whether it is 33 years or 34 year we celebrated on July 9, 2013 has become a topic in many gatherings. It should be 34 years as the Constitution was duly ratified on July 9, 1979 under the observation of the United Nation. Thus, it is legally sanctioned by the United Nations an official referendum. Ambassador Rosenblatt strenuously objected to the Constitution of Palau as he had his own version of Palau Constitution. In collaboration with Speaker Sadang Silmai and several members of the Sixth Palau Legislature to invalidate Palau Constitution and to prevent the people of Palau from voting on it, Bill No. 1140 was introduced to repeal PL 6-5S-1 that established Palau Constitutional Convention; Palau Constitution and July 9, 1979 referendum.

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July 9, 2013

34th Anniversary of the Palau Constitution

Tia Belau Editorial, July 8, 2013 —-

Thirty four years ago thirty seven men and one woman convened at the Old Olbiil Era Kelulau Building at Medalaii, Koror on January 28 to April 2, 1979 to draft the Constitution of Palau. It was ratified by 92% voters of Palau on July 9, 1979.

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July 5, 2013

Lawmakers Commit To Save Lives And Raise Revenues

Tia Belau Editorial, July 1, 2013 —-

Tobacco taxation – a national development issue

Lawmakers recently participated in a national tobacco tax workshop where convincing evidence was presented to show that raising tobacco taxes is a proven way to both save lives and raise revenues.  However, the taxes must be raised to an effective level to have this effect.  To do anything less is not only discriminating against the poor and the youth, it also feeds directly into the hands of the tobacco industry that has everything to gain from our people’s continued addiction to this deadly drug.

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June 30, 2013

Conceptually Shocking, But Economically Stimulating

Tia Belau Editorial, June 27, 2013 —-

“It’s conceptually shocking, but economically stimulating,” said Del. Lee after the conclusion of the 2-and-half day tobacco taxation workshop that ended yesterday.

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June 23, 2013

List of Palau’s International Organization Participation

Tia Belau Editorial, June 12, 2013 —- 

There are 28 total of regional and international organization that Palau participates in.

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June 23, 2013

The first 6 RPPLs of the 9th Republic Government in summary

Tia Belau Editorial, June 9, 2013 —-

RPPL No. 9-1: To amend 30 PNC §125 to increase the minimum wage in the Republic of Palau, to modify the exemption to the minimum wage law, and for other related purposes.

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