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Contract for UAE-funded solar PV, desalination plant signed
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Monday, 29 June 2015 23:08

PPUC official: Much-reduced power charges for residents of Peleliu, Angaur will become a reality once project is completed

The implementation  of the “Solar PV and water Access Palau”, a large-scale power-generating project funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), comes  nearer to reality with the signing of the contract between the  winning bidder and the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC).

PPUC CEO Kione Isechal and CBS Power Solutions (Fiji) Limited Managing Director Ajay Prasad signed the contract on behalf of their respective agency and company at the PPUC Main Office yesterday. PPUC Board Chairman Sam Masang witnessed the signing ceremony.

CBS Power Solutions has won the bid to implement the project. CBS Power Solutions is a trading company under Complete Battery Solutions Pty Ltd.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:29
Man charged for allegedly stealing gun from police armory
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 29 June 2015 23:06

A man from Ngermid was charged after he allegedly stole a handgun from the armory of the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS).

Assistant Attorney General Michael Todd, on June 22, 2015, filed one count of Theft of Government Property in the First Degree against one Telbiil Ngiraked.

Theft of Government Property in the First Degree is classified as a Class B Felony, punishable by an intermediate sentence of imprisonment for 10 years and an optional fine of up to $25,000.

Dil Belau ship turnover to Angaur State Government held
Written by Peter Erick L. Magbanua   
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:43

After six years of waiting, finally Angaur State Government has a ship with the turnover ceremony of the Dil Belau Ship from the National Government to the state government that held last June 26 at the Division of Marine Law Enforcement in Malakal.



Vice President and Justice Minister Antonio Bells thanked Bureau of Public Safety director Ismael Aguon and the chief and the staff of the Division of Marine Law Enforcement for the smooth turnover of Dil Belau ship to the State of Angaur which was a product of great ideas and discussions.

“Angaur has been waiting for a new ship and the Governor and the President have worked together for this moment. My office will continue to help the people of Angaur and the ship will be taken care of by maintenance. I believe that this ship will be of great help to the people of Angaur,” Bells said in his speech.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:36
NCD Prevention and Health Promotion Act passes 3rd reading
Written by Peter Erick L. Magbanua   
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:42

A bill in the House of Delegates has passed third reading which is for the creation of a Public Health Financial Subsidy Review Committee entrusted with reviewing applications for financial subsidies and granting financial subsidies to chartered corporations proposing public health programs and initiatives together with some floor amendments.


Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:57
PVA Exhibits at KOTFA 2015 in Seoul, South Korea
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:03

Recognizing South Korea as one of Palau’s top five tourist markets, Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) Marketing & Research Representative II Susan Kloulechad exhibited on behalf of PVA at the 30th Korean World Travel Fair (KOTFA), which took place from June 11th-14th in COEX, Seoul. While PVA attended to continue to raise awareness of Palau as a leisure travel destination for South Koreans, PVA also introduced the new brand, Pristine Paradise. Palau to consumers and trade professionals.

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Sports News

10th Belau Games officially closed
29/06/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

After two weeks of sporting events, the 10th Belau Games officially came to a close Sunday with its ceremony held at the Palau National gym.     Peleliu State Governor Temmy Shmull gave the congr [ ... ]

Ngatpang, Peleliu score gold in basketball
29/06/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

It was the perfect closing event games as teams Ngatpang and Peleliu took the gold medal in the men’s and women’s basketball after beating their respective rivals, Sunday of the 10th Belau Games a [ ... ]

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Regional News

South Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths
29/06/2015 | Administrator

South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under con [ ... ]

China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise
29/06/2015 | Administrator

BEIJING (Reuters) - The lack of acceptance by many Japanese people of China's rise is one of the root causes of the problems between the two countries, China's foreign minister, a former ambassador to [ ... ]

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World News

Small plane with three aboard crashes into home in Massachusetts
29/06/2015 | Administrator

(Reuters) - A small plane carrying three people crashed into a house in a town about 40 miles southwest of Boston, engulfing the home in flames, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and lo [ ... ]

2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed
29/06/2015 | Administrator

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Su [ ... ]

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