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Small Islands Voice Global Internet Forum

The Small Islands Voice Global internet forum was launched in October 2002 with an article about the compact road construction in Babeldaob and how this was changing lifestyles for the residents of Palau. The article presented the advantages and disadvantages, and generated 45 responses from islanders all over the globe. The overall consensus of the responses was that the road construction is inevitable and necessary but that such development projects must fully provide for environmental concerns.






Construction of the Compact Road will change lifestyles for many residents of Palau, Jul 2002

Since that theme discussion, residents from Palau have played an active role in the forum responding on a variety of issues ranging from crime and violence to solid waste management.

Local newspapers such as Tia Belau have requested permission to publish some of the discussions and this provides a good way of widening the debate to those people without internet access.


To get involved, contact :


National Co-ordinator
Mr Joe Chilton
Palau Community College
PO Box 9
Koror, 96940
Republic of Palau
T: + 680 488 2470
F: + 680 488 6563

Ms. Tiare Holm
Palau Conservation Society
P.O. Box 1811,
Koror, 96940
Republic of Palau
T: ++ 680 488 3993
F: ++ 680 488 3990

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