Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

World Tuna Day cookout

By Bernadette H. Carreon (photos courtesy of Ebiil Society Inc.)

The incredibly versatile tuna was the star of the show at the World Tuna Day cookout, featuring five participating restaurants that vied for the best tuna dish on May 2.

Palm Bay Restaurant’s entry was judged to be the best, winning first place with its grilled Grade A tuna dish in coconut sauce, garnished with locally sourced vegetables such as kankum.

Winning second place, Fisherman Wharf made tuna steak with balsamic sauce and tomatoes. Third place went to Elelai Restaurant, which served a spicy tuna on crispy sushi rice with sesame oil, siracha and remolade sauce.

Hosted by the Palau Ebiil Society Inc., the World Tuna Day cookout was a celebration of the marine specie which is  a vital source of economic development, food security and  revenue in Palau and other Pacific Island nations.

Anne Singeo, executive director of the society, said the sustainable seafood program seeks to connect local fishermen to chefs and to promote 100 percent fresh and sustainable seafood.

Elelai, Palm Bay, Executive Lounge, Sarah’s Yum Yum and Fishermen’s Wharf are the five restaurants taking part in a program which created a cooperative and network of local fishermen and restaurant owners to support small-scale fishery in Palau.

Singeo said through this program, fishermen can directly bring their catch to restaurants in Palau. The program, she said not only help local fishermen sell their catch but also give chefs direct access to fresh and sustainably caught seafood.

In Palau, where most food items are imported, this program help restaurants get the fresh catch.

Singeo added that the group of fishermen in their network is also using fishing methods that target one fish at a time and results in very little bycatch.

In the tuna cookout, the restaurants were judged on the criteria of taste, the freshness of the fish, originality of tuna dishes and presentation.

Ebiil Society also launched an app called OurFish to help local fishing communities monitor and log the quantity, type, and location of fish being caught.

Ebiil in partnership with the international organization Rare launched the app here last year to address underreporting of fish catch and overfishing.

The Ebiil Society will again host a cookout contest in June 2.






ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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