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
Palau - BBC
Palau - Timeline - BBC

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Visitors to the Island of Palau Now Have to Sign an Eco-Pledge ... - Travel+Leisure

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Visitors to Pacific island of Palau now have to sign a pledge to respect environment as tourist numbers surge - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Visitors to Pacific island of Palau now have to sign a pledge to respect environment as tourist numbers surge
The Straits Times
KORO, PALAU (AFP) - Visitors to the tiny Pacific nation of Palau are being made to sign a promise to respect the environment, in an innovative move that authorities hope will curb ecological damage caused by booming numbers of tourists. Claimed to be a ...
Palau asks arriving tourists to sign environmental protection pledge in new campaignMuMbrella
Palau Legacy Project: Palau Pledge by Host/HavasThe Drum
Is this the coolest, eco-friendly passport stamp in the world?TV3.ie

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China tourism stance no harm to Palau - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

China tourism stance no harm to Palau
Radio New Zealand
An academic says China's severing of tourism ties to Palau could be a much needed boon for Palau's local economy. In November, United Daily News reported China had banned its travel agencies from arranging visits to Palau, where Chinese tourists were ...



High speed internet - Fiji Times

High speed internet
Fiji Times
KOROR, Palau - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) joined the Government of Palau to celebrate the arrival of the country's first high speed broadband internet connection in a ceremony at the Palau National Museum on Thursday. President of Palau, Tommy ...

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Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Marshalls among EU's blacklisted tax havens - Marianas Variety

Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Marshalls among EU's blacklisted tax havens
Marianas Variety
HAGTA (Pacific Island Times) Guam, American Samoa, Palau and the Marshall Islands are among the 17 tax havens blacklisted by the European Union for failure to match up to international standards for tax transparency, fair taxation and mechanisms ...



Palau court orders release of Hillbroom - Marianas Variety

Palau court orders release of Hillbroom
Marianas Variety
THE Republic of Palau Supreme Court Trial Division has ordered the release of Junior Larry Hillbroom after he posted a $25,000 cash bail in a drug-related case. Rachel A. Dimitruk, Hillbroom's attorney, filed a notice in the District Court for the NMI ...



Legends, Stories, and Lessons from Palau - Island Conservation News

Island Conservation News

Legends, Stories, and Lessons from Palau
Island Conservation News
It is when my son was born, the same year Palau Conservation Society and Island Conservation were established. Since then, there has been only three trochus harvests in Palau and my son participated in two. Now there is not enough trochus on the reefs ...



Search ongoing for 7 missing fishermen near Palau - Pacific Daily News

Pacific Daily News

Search ongoing for 7 missing fishermen near Palau
Pacific Daily News
Seven fishermen aboard Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat that capsized southwest of Palau are being sought in multi-agency search, according to the Coast Guard. We are coordinating with the Department of Defense, Japanese coast guard, the ...
Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off PalauSeattle Times

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Palau under pressure from China over Taiwan link - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Palau under pressure from China over Taiwan link
Radio New Zealand
Last week, United Daily News reported China had banned its travel agencies from arranging visits to Palau, where Chinese tourists were more than half of its visitors last year. The Taiwan Strategy Research Association's Fabrizio Bozzato said China was ...



Palau: Every Shade of Blue and Green I've Ever Seen - Island Conservation News

Island Conservation News

Palau: Every Shade of Blue and Green I've Ever Seen
Island Conservation News
Palau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies approximately 950 miles southeast of the Philippines, is a fascinating, beautiful, and unique little corner of our planet; if you take anything away from this piece it should be that. World renowned for its ...