|Bro. Amb. Taylor greets villagers on his trip to New Ireland Province|
Bro. Taylor's influence was recently on display as he traveled throughout the region on a weeklong tour for several public events in behalf of the U.S. State Department. The locale was New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea, the first such tour of this province by a U.S.diplomat in quite a while.
|Heading to a school dedication on the island of Tanga|
"New Ireland is one of the Islands we (the U.S.) liberated from the Japanese during WWII. The provincal goverment has been a leader in transparent governance, they were the first province to offer free public education through grade 12 and they have just begun a very modest pension program for senior citizens,"said Brother Ambassador Taylor.
"The governor, sir Julius Chan is one of the founding fathers of the republic of Papua New Guinea and donated some of his family land to the province to build one of the schools."
Bro. Taylor is returning to Washington for meetings this month. Send him an e-mail.
|Bro. Amb. Taylor addresses the crowd|