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Jury trial for drugs case reset
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 23:34

The first-ever jury trial for a case involving prohibited substances was reset to another date.

The trial for one Dwayne Ngirailild, who is facing drug trafficking charges, was originally scheduled for one week starting June 22, 2015.

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ISP files Terroristic Threatening, Assault charges against PPUC employee
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 23:32

Interim Special Prosecutor Robert Charles Lee has filed Assault and Terroristic Threatening charges against a staff of the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) who allegedly stabbed an employee of the Bureau of Public Works recently.

Charged was one Petrus Bells, who is a resident of Elab Ngaraard State.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 00:58
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Cuba-United States rapprochement: Implications for Palau
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 23:31

As the United States and Cuba reached an agreement to re-establish full diplomatic relations, questions now arise on the agreement’s implications on island nations and close US allies in the Pacific Region like Palau who have ties, but on a limited basis, with the Caribbean nation.

US President Barack Obama plans to tell the nation on Wednesday that the U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana, culminating a central aspiration of his presidency and representing the end of one of the last vestiges of the Cold War more than a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 00:19
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Work on Chinese-funded 300-room hotel in Airai set to begin
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 23:27

Work on a massive hotel project in Airai, which is slated to produce the biggest hotel establishment in this island nation once completed, is set to begin.

Hunter Tian, President of the Palau Pacific Star Resort Corporation (PPSRC), said when reached through his mobile phone that they are about to get the go-signal from the Environmental Quality Protection Board (EQPB) to proceed with the project.

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Island nation of Palau gets swept up in Clinton controversy
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 23:25

Emails show Hillary Clinton exchanges with Palau lobbyist

Politico, July 1, 2015-Hillary Clinton personally emailed with a former advisor-turned-foreign lobbyist about his island nation client early in her tenure as secretary of state, a tranche of roughly 3,000 pages of Clinton emails released from Foggy Bottom on Tuesday night shows.

The lobbyist, Jeffrey Farrow, emailed Clinton in 2009 about the American relationship with Palau while the United States was determining how much financial assistance it would give the Micronesian island, and shortly after Palau agreed to become the first nation to accept prisoners from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 01:05
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Sports News

Rengiil goes up the ITF rankings
02/07/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

Palau tennis sensation Ayana Rengiil entered six International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior events (1 in Guam, 1 in Saipan, 1 in New Caledonia, and 3 in Fiji).  So far she has played the Guam, Saip [ ... ]


Team Palau leaves for Pacific Games
02/07/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

Some of the members of team Palau has already left in time for the15th Pacific Games which will be held from July 4 to 18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


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Regional News

Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash, report says
02/07/2015 | Administrator

The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane's only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday. TransAsia Airwa [ ... ]


Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished
02/07/2015 | Administrator

(Reuters) - China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite phot [ ... ]


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    World News

    Man held in killings of California family left DNA in car: media citing warrants
    02/07/2015 | Administrator

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DNA belonging to an ex-convict accused of killing a San Diego family with a sledgehammer in 2010 was found in their abandoned car, media reported Wednesday, citing newly releas [ ... ]


    Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches
    02/07/2015 | Administrator

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago  [ ... ]


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