What's in store for 2021? Vol 5 No. 1 January 2021 - Page 3

WHAT WE HAVE THIS MONTH

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VOL . 5 GUAM • PALAU CNMI • FSM NO . 01
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Palau Economy
JANUARY 2021
President Tommy Remengesau Jr . leaving a green legacy
Who says this is not the best time to start a business ?
WHAT ’ S IN STORE FOR

2021 ?

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What to expect in 2021 ? 16-18 CNMI : Cautious reopening 29
From the Publisher ’ s Desk Paradoxes and ironies 4
Brief Chat
Tommy Remengesau : The environmental legacy 5
Insights *
Views from the Trench : Men and birth control 6
Yo Amti : What ’ s funny ? 7
Variations : Saying everything and nothing 8
Pacific Reflections : A preview of what ’ s to come 9
Business and Economy
Clearing the path for commercial drone industry 10
Not everyone got to relish the federal aid 11
More businesses opened than closed 12
Military
US alarmed over China ’ s bid for fiber-optic project 14
The Year in Review 2020 on the artists ’ canvas 15
Technology Tides : When there ’ s an app for almost everything 20 Just a Byte : Going virtual 21
Around the Pacific
Palau to open ‘ sterile corridor ’ for Taiwan 22
Marshallese babies trader off to jail 23 Clearing eyesore in Yap 24
Vanuatu ’ s success 25 Strengthening Pacific disaster strategies 25
Philippines Where red tagging is a death sentence 27
Life Lessons : What death can ’ t take away 28
Daydream : Back to normal where nothing is normal 28
More lessons from the driving range 29
Travel What travelers might expect in 2021 ? 30
* Opinions expressed by columnists are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Pacific Island Times .