UN,New York- President Tommy Remengesau Jr. echoed the global call to action to combat the impacts of climate change, “Our house is on fire,” vowing that small island developing states (SIDS) like Palau will lead the way in dealing with climate change or “we will have no home.” Palau President Tommy Remengesau is part of powerful #SIDS panel during the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday. UNPhoto President Tommy Remengesau Jr. was among the number of Pacific leaders that addr
Pacific leaders plea to the world to act on “climate crisis” New York - As the world’s leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly and climate summit today, heads of states of Pacific nations are again making a plea to the world for an effective action on the climate crisis which is devastating the region. Pacific Islands Forum Heads of Delegation with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Ahe
Koror(Seafood Source)- Pacific island countries could lose an estimated USD 60 million (EUR 54.5 million) in revenue annually due to the impacts of climate change on the tuna population within the next 30 years, according to Conservation International (CI). In a fact sheet produced by CI with the assistance of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), modeling indicates increases in ocean temperature due to climate change will cause skipjack an
New Zealand (Pacific Media Network) - A leading Pacific diplomat based in New York says focus and solidarity will be key to outcomes for regional leaders heading to the United Nations annual leaders meeting this month. See you in New York in September- the UN boss spent face-time with Pacific leaders in Suva, in May. Photo by Lisa Williams Palau's Olai Uludong says the Climate Week focus and Summit this year at the 2019 United Nations General Assembly is adding to an already
Koror- Tourism arrivals in the tiny nation of Palau continue to drop dramatically, with forecasts signaling visitors for 2019 will fall under 100,000 for the first time since 2011. Tourists at Palau's famous Rock Island. Photo by Kambes Kesolei The latest economic review by the Graduate School USA, describes the situation as a ‘crisis’. It says declining arrivals are expected to continue through the fiscal year 2019, with an expected drop by 25 percent to less than 90,000.
Koror (Marianas Business Journal )l- The reserve fund status of Palau’s Civil Service Pension Fund is on the brink of collapse by 2030 unless reforms are instituted, according to the economic reviews of the Asian Development Bank and the Graduate School USA. The independent review by the Graduate School USA stated that the accrued net pension liability of the pension plan currently is close to $260 million with only an asset of about $26 million and would require $7 million i
Koror- Palau Visitors Authority has alerted the tourism industry of the growing cases of dengue fever and the need to help combat the outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus on fears that it might take a toll of the country's tourism already suffering from declining arrivals.I Image by Himas Rafeek from Pixabay “Due to the ongoing outbreak of dengue fever, we take this time to kindly remind all of our partners of the growing number of reported dengue fever cases in the past mont