Palau's first female governor dies

Blailes was the first female to serve as Land Court Judge and was elected twice as Governor of Angaur State from 1993 to 1996.

She was a teacher, and a keen Palau historian, and she was also passionate about preserving the Palauan language, authoring and publishing ten books.


American Samoa congratulates Samoa's new Prime Minister

Speaking at a cabinet meeting, the Governor, Lemanu Peleti Mauga says he congratulated Fiame over the phone, adding that American Samoa expressed blessings to the new government of Samoa.

The Territory's Congresswoman, Uifa'atali Amata also congratulated Fiame on her historic leadership role as the first female Prime Minister of Samoa.

In a statement, she said she congratulated the Prime Minister, and wished her and her Government and the people of Samoa all the best.