A journalist for 22 years, Det Carreon-Brooks is based is Palau, a small island nation in Micronesia. Det was born and raised in Manila, where she began her career in journalism in 1995, but most of her journalism career, however, was spent as a mainstream journalist and editor covering business, environment, political and fisheries news in Palau and in the Pacific region. Before moving to Palau, she worked for Today and Malaya newspapers in Manila, Philippines. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Santo Tomas, one of the oldest universities in Asia.
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Three of the United States strategic allies in the Pacific will meet President Donald Trump today for a historic meeting. An expanded military presence by America is the focus of the discussion amid growing China's influence in the region.
Trade war continues to pose risks in the global economy but shows that Southeast Asian countries could be beneficiaries if the conflict escalates.