By: L.N. Reklai

September 4, 2017 (Koror, Palau) The highly publicized debate between the seven candidates vying for the seat of Governor of Koror State may not take place again, at least as planned by original organizers.


The event which was slated for last week Thursday, was suddenly “postponed” by majority of the candidates.  Reason cited for postponement was that the main organizer Mr. Joel Toribiong was too sick to attend the debate.

According to one of the organizers, Toribiong has called telling them to conduct the debate and that he did not need to be present.

Announcements, video cameras, radio broadcast, chairs, moderators and all that they needed to have a debate were there but some of the candidates decided to postpone due to event organizer not present.

One of the debate key organizers said he will not conduct it again.  “I wasted so much resources and time setting this up and they just came up with this excuse.  I will not spend that much time and resources again to do this. I will not conduct this debate again.” [/restrict]