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Kayangel Gov, PE Director requests EQPB to expedite review of its exploration application
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Monday, 23 February 2015 23:30

Noted that EQPB approved similar application in 1996

Kayangel Governor Jeffrey Titiml and Palau Energy (PE) Pte. Ltd. Director Howard James Smith have written Environmental Quality Protection Board (EQPB) Chairman Benjamin Adelbai requesting EQPB to expedite its review of their application to drill an exploration test well in the Palau North Block (PNB) off Kayangel State.

In their February 23, 2015 letter to Adelbai, Titiml and Smith noted that they jointly submitted to EQPB their application (which consisted of an application for an earth moving license permit together with an Environmental Assessment and Oil Spill Response Plan) to drill one fifteen day exploration test well “Northstar-1X in the offshore Palau North Block, within the State of Kayangel.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 23:45
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2 of 5 defendants in Venus prostitution case sentenced
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Monday, 23 February 2015 23:24

Trial for other defendants resumes on Feb. 26

 

Two of the five defendants in the celebrated Venus Prostitution Case were sentenced after a plea agreement with government lawyers.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Lourdes Materne, on January 30, 2015, sentenced Guirong Zhou to one year and a day imprisonment. The Sentencing Order further stated that Defendant shall be placed on unsupervised probation with the following conditions: 1) Defendant shall pay a $1,000 fine; 2) Defendant, if called by the Republic in any trial against co-defendants in this matter, will give truthful testimony. If Defendant does not satisfy this condition of the plea agreement, it will be considered a material breach, and appropriate grounds to vacate the plea agreement in its entirety; 3) Defendant will, if she has not done so, immediately stop working at Venus Karaoke Bar, and affirms that she will not engage in this type of conduct while she remains in the Republic; and 4) In addition, within 20 days after the imposition of sentencing, Defendant will leave the Republic and agrees never to return to the Republic for any purpose whatsoever.

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Melekeok Governor to seek re-election
Written by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase   
Monday, 23 February 2015 23:02

Melekeok Governor Aloisius “Along Tellei, has officially declared that he seeking re-election in the coming election.

Tellei, who is finishing his second term, will be gunning for a third term in the state election which is slated to be held nine months from now.

In a full-page advertisement in this paper (see ad on page 3), Tellei said that after consulting his family and his supporters, he has decided to run for another term as the Governor of Melekeok State.

“While much of our objectives toward our goal have been accomplished we are still a long way from reaching our destination. I believe that if I’m given another term we can accomplish our goal,” he said.

Tellei said his accomplishments include the following:

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 23:48
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PNCC public service announcement
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 February 2015 10:09

PNCC wishes to inform the public that PalauCel mobile data service is planned to be launched in Peleliu State on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Important reminder: to prevent unwanted data charges, PalauCel customers in Peleliu should TURN OFF 3G and 2G mobile data in their cellphone and only turn it on when they wish to go online. 

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Japan Mine Action Service Project 3rd Phase Signed
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 February 2015 10:08

On February 23rd, Ambassador Kazuhiro Tajiri of the Embassy of Japan and Mr. Akinori Wada, Representative of Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) Palau Office, signed a Grant Contract for the Project for Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) Clearance in the Sea of Koror State, the Third Stage. This agreement will make up to US$668,754 available from the Government of Japan to JMAS for the purpose of ERW removal activities in Palau for one year onwards. The Signing Ceremony at the Embassy of Japan was witnessed by Director of Domestic Affairs Ms. Eunice Akiwo of Ministry of State.

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Sports News

Registration open for IP&E NBL
23/02/2015 | Peter Erick L. Magbanua

Registration is now open for interested team who wants to participate in the 2015 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) which will tentatively start on March 2 at the Palau National gym.


Palau National Swim Team Supports Ngarchelong Swimmers
23/02/2015 | Administrator

Palau National Team swimmers travelled to Ngarchelong on Saturday, February 21 to assist swimmers from Ngarchelong State. The swim clinic was conducted at the salt water pool in Ngarchelong from 8:30  [ ... ]


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Japan Crown Prince urges WW2 past not be forgotten as memories fade
23/02/2015 | Administrator

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito has made a call to remember Japan's wartime past and the horrors of World War Two - remarks that come as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to recast his  [ ... ]


World News

Texas, Louisiana brace for ice as bitter US winter drags on
23/02/2015 | Administrator

(Reuters) - A winter storm pummeled the southern and western United States on Monday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and close schools as most of the country braced for another bout of freezing [ ... ]