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Man gets 2 1/2 years, 5K fine for killing dugong
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:23

A man from Ngiwal State received a suspended jail term of two years and six months for killing a dugong sometime last year.

The Judgment and Sentence on a Guilty Plea handed down by Supreme Court Associate Justice Lourdes Materne on January 23, 2015 said that instead of serving time in jail, Inacio shall be placed on probation on the condition that he obeys all laws of the Republic and pay a fine of $5,000 by the end of his probation.

Materne handed down the Judgment and Sentence after a Plea Agreement was made between the Defendant and the Republic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:39
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Japan Gov’t help sought in renovation of PMDC
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:22

Project will cost $500,000

The Palau Government is asking for the assistance of the Japan Government and the JICA in renovating the Palau Mariculture Demonstration Center facilities (PMDC).

Bureau of Marine Resources (BMR) Acting Director Leon Remengesau said they submitted the application for Japan’s Grant Aid last month.

Remengesau said the application for assistance from the Japan Government was handed with the urgent need for the renovation and replacement of existing facilities at the PMDC in Malakal Island.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:46
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ISP Lee: I am not authorized to give legal advice to any gov’t official or agency
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:22

Interim Special Prosecutor (ISP) Robert Charles Lee said that he has no authority to give legal advice to any government official or agency.

Lee made the statement in response to a letter from Delegate Lentcer Basilius asking him to enforce the Open Government Act or RPPL 9-32.

In his letter to Lee dated December 15, 2014, Basilius stated,” Mr. Lee as the Interim Special Prosecutor, I ask that you enforce the Open Government Act so that disclosure of the financial reports on the list of countries and their contributions to the Republic of Palau as the host of the 45th Pacific Island Forum and the amounts and uses of the “stimulus grants” from the Republic of China has received since 2013.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:36
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Complaint filed against Xian Ni, owners
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:20

The Palau Government through the Office of the Attorney General has filed a complaint against the Chinese cruise ship “Xian Ni’ and the vessel’s owners for illegal presence in the country’s waters.

The Verified Complaint in Libel for Condemnation and Forfeiture was filed at the Palau Supreme Court on February 13, 2015.

Also named as defendants in the case were China Regal Cruises International Co., Ltd. China-American Low Carbon Energy Fund, and Allen Jin Zhang.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:47
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Bill to establish Belau Submarine cable Corp passes 3rd reading
Written by Peter Erick L. Magbanua   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:47

The House of Delegates on February 24 passed on third reading a bill that will establish the Belau Submarine Cable Corporation as a state-owned public corporation-that is authorized to procure, own and manage a fiber optic cable on behalf of Palau.

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Sports News

IP&E NBL to open March 2
26/02/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

Its all systems go for the opening of the 2015 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) on March 2 at the Palau National gym.


PFA Youth Soccer League move to March 8
26/02/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

To have more children enter into the league, the Palau Football Association (PFA) has decided to move the Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) to March 8 still at the Palau National Track and Field.


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