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Ngeremlengui Murder Case Scheduled for Jury Trial in September

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A jury trial for three men accused of brutally killing Teruko Franz Kingya, a beloved and well-known citizen of Ngeremlengui, has been scheduled to begin in September. Serio Mengeolt, Kenneth Roman and Swayner Ngirangeang Johnny who were jailed late last year are facing multiple criminal charges including murder in the first degree, rape, and accessory

Simer Gets 10 years for SSA Anniversary Boating Tragedy

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The Supreme Court of Palau has sentenced Brien Simer to 10-years imprisonment nearly one- year after the Social Security Administration anniversary celebration turned into a tragic event. Simer, husband of SSA Adminstrator Ulai Teltull was sentenced to 10-years imprisonment after entering into a plea agreement with the Government of Palau for one count of involuntary

Palau Take Harsh Actions Against Poachers

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Frustrated with the onslaught of illegal, unregulated and unlicensed fishing (IUU) operations, Palau’s leadership took strong actions against violators by burning their vessels and sinking them to bottom of the ocean.   Poachers have been warned to experience the same fate should they choose to poach and exploit Palau’s marine resources in the future. The

Interim SP Files Criminal Charges Against Palau Police Officer

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American attorney and Palau’s first Interim Special Prosecutor has filed criminal charges against a former member of Palau’s police force over missing monies from a prostitution case. Former Police Officer Norman Bintorio has been charged with one count of theft of government property in the second degree and one count of misconduct in public office

Senate Employee Charged With Negligent Homicide for Fatal Crash

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A young Senate employee has been charged with negligent homicide for killing Linda Santos, 24, while she slept in a parked car waiting for her husband’s shift at work to end. One count of negligent homicide has been filed against Reigert Blelai, 20, who caused Santos’ death when the government-owned vehicle he was driving in

Same-Sex Couples Can Now Marry in Paradise

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Same-sex couple Kathleen Aguero and Loretta Pangelinan’s fight for equality and the right to marry ended successfully today when Chief Federal Court Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ruled the ban unconstitutional – allowing for same-sex marriages on Guam. Judge Tydingco-Gatewood cited the previous decision made by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in her ruling, which has

Filipino Charged With Murder for Stabbing Death of Roommate at Palau Vacation Hotel

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Philippines national Roy Ybanez, who allegedly stabbed his roommate to death at the Palau Vacation Hotel last month, has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree. Though it was earlier believed that Ybanez was suffering from depression, according to reports, the motive for the killing is still unknown. On April 3, 2015, police officers

PNG Pledges $3.7M to Create Regional SIS Office in Palau

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The government of Papua New Gunea (PNG) has pledged $3.7 million US dollars for the creation of the Smaller Island States (SIS) regional office in the Republic of Palau. PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neil pledged the 10 million Kina or $3.7 million during Palau and PNG’s bilateral meeting at the recently held 7th Pacific Islands

American Attorney David Shadel Disbarred

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The Disciplinary Tribunal of Palau’s Supreme Court has disbarred private attorney and member of the Law Office of Kirk & Shadel, David Shadel, for improper billing of attorney’s fees to opposing debtors without authorization from the Court. He will be given time to complete pending client matters and notify his clients to seek legal assistance

Palau’s Leadership Agrees to Move Critical Bills Forward

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Palau’s leadership in their annual meeting agreed to move critical bills forward including the proposed Belau Sub-Marine Cable Corporation and the Marine Sanctuary legislations. During their April 27, visit web 2015 meeting with the President, members of both houses of the Olbiil Era Kelulau including the President’s ministers discussed important bills pending in the OEK