Palau's first female governor dies

The first woman to become a governor in Palau, Theodosia Faustino Blailes, died at the age of 87.

Blailes was the first female to serve as Land Court Judge and was elected twice as Governor of Angaur State from 1993 to 1996.

She was a teacher, and a keen Palau historian, and she was also passionate about preserving the Palauan language, authoring and publishing ten books.