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Prominent lawyer disbarred
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:27

A well-known lawyer in private practice has been disbarred.

A Notice of Disbarment provided to Island Times yesterday said that a specially-appointed Disciplinary Tribunal has disbarred lawyer David Shadel effective June 28, 2015.

The Disciplinary Tribunal that looked into and decided on Shadel’s case comprised of Arthur Ngiraklsong, Chief Justice;  C. Quay Polloi, Associate Justice Pro Tem; and Katherine Maraman, Part-Time Associate Justice.

Murder charge filed vs suspect in Vacation Hotel stabbing
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:26

The Filipino national who allegedly stabbed to death a fellow Filipino at the Palau Vacation Hotel last month has been charged in Court.

One count of Murder in the Second Degree was filed against Roy Ybanez over the death of one Macdonald Legaspi. The case was filed by Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Miles at the Palau Supreme Court on May 22, 2015.

Legaspi and Ybanez were both employees of Vacation Hotel at the time of the incident.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 23:14
Southwest Islands Women Take the Lead on Invasive Species
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:24

This past Saturday, May 23, a group of women from Hatohobei and Sonsorol States, concerned about protecting their islands from invasive species such as insect pests and weeds, met to discuss what they can do to protect their islands.  Their discussion was assisted by Dr. Joel Miles, National Invasive Species Coordinator.  Dr. Miles gave a brief presentation on invasive species: he informed the women that, while Koror and Babeldaob have over 300 species of invasive plants, Hatohobei and Sonsorol have less than 50.


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 23:11
Ngerchemai at Pacific Festa, Japan
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:23

In April, PVA hosted a dance competition at an International Night Market to find a group to represent Palau at the Pacific Festa 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.  This event was organized by the Pacific Islands Centre as a side event for the PALM7 Summit held in Iwaki, Japan on May 22nd and 23rd, 2015.  The purpose of the Pacific Festa event is to promote the Pacific Islands as new potential trade partners with Japan and as new destination for Japanese tourists.

“Pacific Festa 2015” also gives Japanese visitors including Japanese businessmen a chance to learn about products from the Pacific Island nations including traditional culture, such as traditional dance, while promoting business and people exchange between Japan and the Pacific Islands. Also through the PR activities for Pacific Island countries, this event provided the Japanese audience opportunities to think of the issues common to Japan and the Pacific Islands countries, such as environment and energy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 23:17
The Palau Division of Customs observes World No Tobacco Day with focus on Measures by Customs to stop Illicit Trade
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:05

In light of the World No Tobacco Day 2015 which calls for countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products, the Palau Customs would like to mention that this is a major concern for Palau Customs who is responsible for detecting prohibited goods, including illicit drugs, illegal firearms, smuggling tobacco and cigarettes, and other non compliant goods. This type of concern hinders our efforts towards increasing revenue collection as illicit trade takes tax revenue away from the Government. Customs has a pivotal role at the borders and this requires close collaboration with other enforcement agencies, stakeholders and the public.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 23:30
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PSFA Sporting event kicks off with Walk for Life
28/05/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

The 5-kilometer Walk for Life is set to kick off the festivities of the side events of the 25th Palau Sport Fishing Association fishing derby featuring the Etpison Cup this weekend at the Drop Off Bar [ ... ]

WNTD walk/run set on May 31
28/05/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

In commemorating the World No Tobacco Day in Palau, a walk and run event will be staged on May 31.

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