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Calendar iconUpdated September 27, 2021

Sophia is from Pohnpei, but is currently living in Yap, working to establish a new Compliance Investigation Division as a Chief Investigator for the Office of Yap State Public Auditor. Sophia has gained regional recognition for her achievements in the field of compliance investigation through such initiatives as developing and implementing the first Fraud Awareness Prevention Program in the FSM. She also participated in major lead roles investigating high profile cases that have led to conviction. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 15 years of experience in conducting both administrative and criminal investigations on governmental operations and activities. Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Park University in Missouri, and has a Graduate Diploma in Fraud and Financial Investigation from Charles Sturt University in Australia.

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Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Applauds 33rd APIPA Conference for Strengthening Public Accountability in Island Areas

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...

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Compact-Mandated Palau Economic Advisory Group Launched

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The Palau Economic Advisory Group (EAG), newly constituted to provide recommendations on how the United States can best contribute to the long-term economic stability and resilience of the island, convened its initial meeting Aug. 22-26, 2022. The goal of this first meeting was to learn about the...

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Palau Economic Brief Documents (2022)

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The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statistics

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Assistant Secretary, Carmen G. Cantor, Welcomes APIPA 2022 Conference Participants

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Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.

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