Lone Candidate Shows Up For Vice Presidential Debate

A debate organized for the three vice presidential candidates turned into a question and answer session when only one of the candidates showed up. The debate which was held last night at PCC Assembly Hall was organized by the Palau Community College and Palau Media Council (PMC).  Sen. Raynold “Arnold”…

[Live Broadcast] 2016 Palauan Presidential Debate

At the request of the Palau Media Council and in partnership with Pacific Note and Palau Wave Radio, Native ExPat Radio will attempt to live stream the debate tonight! The broadcast will be live, however interruptions make occur due to internet connectivity. If such occurs, a recorded version will be…

Petition Petition against development of Nikko Bay, Palau

The families and friends of Ngermid are nearly halfway to their goal of 1,000 signatures. If you are against the dredging and filling of this last pristine part of Nikko Bay, please sign the petition and forward it along! We the undersigned, understand that Fish-n-Fins dive shop (dba Eco Green…

Palau senators no longer want to repeal visa fee

Palau senators want to reverse the repeal of a visa fee and reinstate collection of environmental impact fees effective Oct.1. On July 28, senators had agreed to remove the visa fee before it was to be implemented. Sen. Surangel Whipps Jr. said that he subsequently explained to his colleagues that…

Matson launches Palau scholarship program

In celebration of its twentieth anniversary as part of the Pacific community, Matson Navigation Company Inc. recently launched a scholarship program with Palau Community College. The scholarship will support the educational endeavors of two PCC students enrolled full-time in any of the following degree programs: air-conditioning and refrigeration, automotive mechanics…

Recon rushes in, Palau police provides security

U.S Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted training in coordination with the Expeditionary Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Unit and Palau’s local authorities on July 16 – 22. Local authorities helped plan and participated in many of the exercises to provide the…

Palau joins regional initiative to protect sharks

Palau has become the latest Pacific country to join a regional conservation initiative to protect shark and ray species in its waters. Other countries in the region who have backed the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme by the World Wildlife Fund included Fiji, Samoa and French Polynesia. Palau became the world’s…

Leaders of Small Island States meet in Palau

Leaders of Small Island States (SIS) are meeting in Palau and are expected to come up with strategic plan on important issues besetting the region. One of those is the effects of climate change on Pacific island nations. Pacific islands are being greatly harmed by climate change – through erosion…

Palau’s FestPac delegate Baklai Temengil and her vision

BAKLAI Temengil says the Festival of Pacific Arts, or FestPac, allows the islands to share their cultures and find ways to sustain them. But she also believes that we must not wait for four years to share island culture. FestPac is held every four years. “We must practice our way…