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H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr.

President of Palau

President Tommy Esang Remengesau, Jr., the ninth President of the Republic of Palau, is the first Palauan to be elected President four times. He was first elected President in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004. Constitutionally limited to two consecutive presidential terms, Remengesau was elected in 2008 as Senator in the Palau National Congress (Olbiil Era Kelulau), where he served until his election as President again in 2012 followed by re-election to his fourth and present term in 2016.

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H.E. Hilda Heine

President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

President Hilda C. Heine, the eighth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is the first Marshallese woman to be chosen as President from the 33 membership of Marshall Islands Nitijela (National Parliament). Dr. Hilda C. Heine is one of three women elected to the Nitijela following the November 2015 general elections representing Aur Atoll for a term of 4 years. Dr. Heine previously served as Minister of Education in the administration of former President Christopher J. Loeak.

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H.E. Danny Faure

President of Seychelles

Danny Antoine Rollen Faure was born on 8 May, 1962 to Seychellois parents in Kilembe, Uganda. He has five children and four grandchildren.

He completed his primary and secondary education in Seychelles and graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of Havana in Cuba.

Upon his return to Seychelles in 1985, he worked as an Assistant Curriculum Officer with the Ministry of Education and Lecturer at both the National Youth Service and the Seychelles Polytechnic. In June 1989, he was appointed Director of the National Youth Service.

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Dr. The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell

Prime Minister of Grenada

Keith Claudius Mitchell was born to Dowlyn and Catherine Mitchell in Brizan, St. George on November 12, 1946. He received his primary education at the Happy Hill R.C. School and the J.W. Fletcher Memorial School.

He went on to the Presentation Brothers College then to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, where he gained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Chemistry(1971), followed by a Masters Degree from Howard University(1975) and a Doctorate in Mathematics and Statistics from the American University(1979).

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The Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith

Premier of the British Virgin Islands

Office: Premier and Minister of Finance

Profession: Physician

Constituency: Territorial Member

Education:
1984-1985 London School of Hygiene, London, UK
1972-1973 The Royal School of Public Health, London, UK
1971-1974 Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons, Scotland
1963-1969 University of the West Indies, Jamaica, WI
1955-1961 British Virgin Islands High School, BVI

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