By: L.N. Reklai

January 23, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Dr. Emais Roberts is the first presidential nominee for a ministerial position in President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr.’s 10th government cabinet, based on the recent transmittal to Senate President Hokkons Baules.


Dr. Emais Roberts is nominated to the position of the Minister of Health, formerly occupied by Gregorio Ngirmang.

“As evidenced by his curriculum vitae, Dr. Roberts is eminently qualified for this position,” stated the nomination letter.

Dr. Roberts has a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Hawaii, completed his surgical residency at the University of Hawaii and University of California Dvais.  He also served as Chief Resident Surgeon at Queen’s Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center and Kaiser Medical Center in Hawaii.

Furthermore, Dr. Roberts is a member of Belau Medical Society, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of Palau Community College Board of Trustees, Palau Medical Licensure Board and Palau Medical Referral Committee.

“In light of his extensive medical training and experience, impressive credentials and affiliations, …I trust that Dr. Roberts is amply qualified to serve as Minister of Health,” stated President Remengesau in his nomination letter. [/restrict]