Condolences from Palau

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TO Ms Laila Y. Boyer:

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of your father, Abed E. Younis. On behalf of all the Palauan people throughout the Pacific region, please accept my sincerest condolences.

Your father’s vision and effort to create one of the preeminent news publications in the region has helped thousands of people remain informed and participate in the growth of their societies during a pivotal time. Marianas Variety and its sister publication, the Palau Horizon, were particularly important for the Palauan community, both here and in the Northern Marianas Islands, generously publishing Palau-specific information for the diaspora.

Under his leadership, Marianas Variety has been able to survive for nearly half a century. I am confident that, with you at the helm, his dream will continue to be realized and our Pacific Island family will be better for it.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


President of the Republic of Palau

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