Palau

Country Palau
Capital Ngerulmud
Continent Australia-Ocenia
Currency United States dollar(USD)
Languages English, Palauan, Japanese, Sonsorolese & Tobian

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After three decades as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Association with the US was approved in 1986 but not ratified until 1993. It entered into force the following year when the islands gained independence.

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Palau - Wikipedia
Palau - CIA World Fact Book
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Japanese to manage, expand Palau airport - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Japanese to manage, expand Palau airport
Radio New Zealand
Japan Airport Terminal, which operates Haneda airport in Tokyo, has entered into a joint venture with Palau International Airport Corporation. Palau's airport has a two-kilometre runway and receives mid-range jets. However the Japan Times reported ...



Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau - Scripps Oceanography News

Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau
Scripps Oceanography News
Beneath the serene seas of Palau, the ocean is teeming with marine life. From coral reefs and sharks to tropical fish and sea turtles, the island nation located in the western Pacific Ocean is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

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Hillbroom arrested again in Palau on 'ice' trafficking charges - Saipan Tribune

Hillbroom arrested again in Palau on 'ice' trafficking charges
Saipan Tribune
The proceedings in Junior Larry Hillbroom's legal malpractice lawsuit before the U.S. District Court against his former lawyers may likely be affected again as Hillbroom was arrested anew last week in the Republic of Palau for allegedly trafficking ...
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Haneda's terminal arm dives into management business at Palau airport - The Japan Times

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Haneda's terminal arm dives into management business at Palau airport
The Japan Times
Tokyo's Haneda airport will launch a terminal-management business at Palau airport in its first such project overseas. Haneda airport's passenger terminals have been awarded the “5-Star Airport” rating by Skytrax, a Britain-based air transport research ...
Operator of Haneda airport terminals to manage Palau airportKyodo News Plus

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Palau files new meth case against Hillbroom - The Guam Daily Post

The Guam Daily Post

Palau files new meth case against Hillbroom
The Guam Daily Post
SAIPAN – Rachel A. Dimitruk, defense attorney for Junior Larry Hillbroom, has filed a notice in the District Court for the NMI, regarding her client's new criminal case in Palau. The Attorney General's Office in Palau charged Hillbroom with two counts ...



Palau to host 'Our Oceans' conference in 2020 - Marianas Variety

Palau to host 'Our Oceans' conference in 2020
Marianas Variety
KOROR (Office of the Palau President) — Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. and his delegation traveled to Malta to attend the “Our Oceans” conference hosted by the European Union and held from October 5 to 6, 2017. The conference focused on ...



DHL heir faces more drug trafficking charges in Palau - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

DHL heir faces more drug trafficking charges in Palau
Channel NewsAsia
KOROR, Palau: An heir to the DHL Express empire has been arrested again in Palau for alleged drug trafficking, authorities in the Pacific island nation said Friday (Oct 13). Larry Hillbroom Jr., a multi-millionaire who holds US and Palauan passports ...

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No 'free ride' under free association: US military footprint ahead for Palau - Marianas Variety

No 'free ride' under free association: US military footprint ahead for Palau
Marianas Variety
In July, the United States submitted its proposal to the Palau government for use of several locations to install a series of radar towers around the island archipelago. This comes at a time of heightened tension with North Korea, which recently ...



Palau ocean sustainability linked to tourist consumption of reef fish - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)

Palau ocean sustainability linked to tourist consumption of reef fish
EurekAlert (press release)
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy. While climate change is expected to lead to sharp declines in Palau's reefs ...

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VP Oilouch: Palau made the right choice - Marianas Variety

VP Oilouch: Palau made the right choice
Marianas Variety
HAGÅTÑA (Pacific Island Times) — Palau had misgivings at the time it was charting its future as a sovereign state, uncertain about its ability to stand on its own, but more than two decades later, it proved to have made the right choice, Palau Vice ...