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January 12, 2016 (Tuesday)
*Chinese Green Pit Viper (Bamboo Snake) found in container sent from Guangdong, China.
*3 Boats set on Fire at the dock in Ngermid, Koror (January 11, 2016, Monday). Investigation is still ongoing.
*Prisoner Suki Temael shot in jail!
January 13, 2016 (Wednesday)
*Jury Trial for Labor Trafficking
*Interim Special Prosecutor Melissa Sims asks to Remove the case with Vice President / Minister of Justice Antonio Bells
*United Nation Office of Drugs & Crimes coming to Palau (Workshop with Palau’s Leaders)
*First accident in 2016 that took a life
*The funeral of late Governor Eloy Inos (CNMI)
*Peter Benchley Ocean Awards
*Eastern States Ngesu
*Judgement (Aimeliik State Civil Action)
January 8, 2016 (Friday)
Ladies Cervical Screening
BPS Director Case Updates
CAT Halloween Hunted House
Pension Plan Public Hearing
October 26, 2015
July 21, 2014
“Information from the Supreme Court logbook showed that one Brien Simer was charged with 8 counts of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Drunken and Disorderly Conduct. The charges were filed at Palau Supreme Court on July 11, 2014. The incident which led to the filing of charges against Simer occurred during an outing of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the Rock Islands (Cemetary Area) to mark the agency’s 46th Anniversary.”
“For the first time in history, the 8th Micronesian Games will have the sport of football (soccer) as a part of their program. The Micronesian Games happens every 4 years and will be held in the island nation of Pohnpei this July.
Palau , located southeast of the Philippines, will put forth a team to compete. We are appealing to all interested individuals who are willing to assist the PNMST attend the games.
Please visit our website for more background of the Palau Football Association: www.palaufootball.sportingpulse.net”
by Carlos Santos
Two lawmakers, Delegate Lucio Ngiraiwet and Delegate Masasinge Arurang, introduced a proposed law that will make it legal to use marijuana for medical purposes, on June 10, 2014. Supporting statement of the authors “Marijuana should be treated like any other medicine owing to its healing power”. With research, “Doctors and medical science around the world have found that marijuana an effective treatment for suffering caused by debilitating medical conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, positive status of HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis or similar chronic autoimmune deficiency syndrome, and damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord, with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity”.
Recently, a student from Emmaus High School (EHS) run by Palau Evangelical Church (PEC), was suspended for a week due to his remark at a Mock Congress that marijuana should be legalized. Such act sparked an outcry that involved many of Palau’s political leaders.
The same Bill also seeks to legalize the use of Tetrahydrocannabinol for medical purposes, a natural chemical in marijuana that gives the user the “high” they are seeking.