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Calvo declines gubernatorial forums

Calvo declines gubernatorial forums

Gutierrez to Calvo: ‘You cannot run and you cannot...

GEDA investor symposium kicks off

GEDA investor symposium kicks off

YESTERDAY was day one of the Guam Economic Develop...

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3 arrested in Dededo drug raid

POLICE arrested three individuals on drug charges ...

GDOE holds first community pre-K meeting

GDOE holds first community pre-K meeting

COMMUNITY stakeholders from the Kattan district la...

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Worker’s death was an accident

CHIEF Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola said t...

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    Later school-day start better for students?

    The data reflected that more students attended the island’s public schools on Wednesday, Sept. 24 – the first late-start professional development day – than on any other day that week.We remain convinced that the Read more...

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    Consider pot question carefully

    As they consider the issue, voters face a number of questions that make the decision on how to vote not so simple for responsible voters.All indications are that a strong majority of Guam residents feel that if a perso Read more...

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    Pay employees what is owed when due

    That they have not been paid what they are due when it was due is inexcusable. It would be inexcusable if it did not involve 280 uniformed policemen and policewomen, but it is all the worse because it involves those on Read more...

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    A likely partner in Congress

    We lived in Apra Heights and I attended Truman Elementary and Johnston Junior High. Those were great years. It was during this time that I learned to love swimming as a member of the Naval Station Dolphins Swim Team.Re Read more...

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    Defined Benefit plan members betrayed

    The board says that it "would not support Bill 394-32 if it would harm the fund's fiscal integrity." This, in spite of the fact that the board's own actuaries state that the hybrid plan would increase the retirement fu Read more...

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    Implement the Hybrid Plan while pursuing Social Security

    Despite extensive, but unsuccessful, efforts since 1974 to participate in Social Security, GovGuam employees remain precariously perched on a two-legged stool for retirement: personal savings and employer-provided pens Read more...

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    Later school-day start better for students?

    The data reflected that more students attended the island’s public schools on Wednesday, Sept. 24 – the first late-start professional development day – than on any other day that week.We remain convinced that the Read more...

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    Consider pot question carefully

    As they consider the issue, voters face a number of questions that make the decision on how to vote not so simple for responsible voters.All indications are that a strong majority of Guam residents feel that if a perso Read more...

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    Pay employees what is owed when due

    That they have not been paid what they are due when it was due is inexcusable. It would be inexcusable if it did not involve 280 uniformed policemen and policewomen, but it is all the worse because it involves those on Read more...

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    A likely partner in Congress

    We lived in Apra Heights and I attended Truman Elementary and Johnston Junior High. Those were great years. It was during this time that I learned to love swimming as a member of the Naval Station Dolphins Swim Team.Re Read more...

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    Defined Benefit plan members betrayed

    The board says that it "would not support Bill 394-32 if it would harm the fund's fiscal integrity." This, in spite of the fact that the board's own actuaries state that the hybrid plan would increase the retirement fu Read more...

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    Implement the Hybrid Plan while pursuing Social Security

    Despite extensive, but unsuccessful, efforts since 1974 to participate in Social Security, GovGuam employees remain precariously perched on a two-legged stool for retirement: personal savings and employer-provided pens Read more...

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PXC bantamweight title fight this Friday

(PXC) – As the countdown to PXC 45 continues to wi...

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Guam National Bodybuilding, Fitness Championships set for this Saturday

(GNPF) – The Guam National Physique Federation wil...

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Seven island nations to compete in 16th Micronesian Cup

(MC) – Guam will host the 16th Annual Micronesian ...

Nauta grabs king of October

Nauta grabs king of October

(GBC) – Duane Camacho took an early lead on Tim Na...

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Escalona leads Braves over Jaguars

(GABL) – The Sumay Santa Rita Braves and Agana Hei...

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Kattan pre-K meeting
Matthew Tenorio and his son Collin Tenorio, 3, attend last night’s Kattan district regional meeting for the proposed pre-kindergarten program.
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BY PAUL ZERZAN

Is Guam dying?

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 03:00am

They feel entitled to live off charity in the form of government welfare programs. This represents an increase of 6,590 “welfare bums” from 2013.I think it likely that this number will increase next year and the current number of 66,700 gainfully employed people will decrease since this has been the trend for some time now...

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BY PAM EASTLICK

Watch your language

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 03:00am

There's quite a bit of controversy about just where the original settlers of the Marianas came from. I've heard speculation about origins in the Philippines, Indonesia and even Japan, but new research into language evolution suggests most Pacific populations originated in Taiwan around 5,000 years ago. Australian scientists us...

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BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Couples costumes for Halloween

My ex-wife/current girlfriend and I are actually going to be rocking a couples...


BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

Bombing the public square

I have actually been a fan of his since his “Politically Incorrect” days a...


BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Starting the autumn vacation

Our direct flight from Narita took almost 12 hours. We made better time than w...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Help your children do better in school

Each year, the State Teachers of the Year, who are America’s top teachers in...


BY RON MCNINCH

Final two weeks: no mercy

As I have said in previous columns, this has been a very unique governor’s r...




BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Fulfilling a Chamorro dream

Monday, 30 Jun 2014 03:00am

In 1995, they started applying to live on the land our ancestors left us. Some people got land. Sadly, 8,600 Chamorro families are still waiting.For 20 years the dream of the late Sen. Paul Bordallo went unrealized. He created the Chamorro Land Trust Act. He took all the unused government land and placed it in trust for the Ch...

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What strikes me the most, beyond our shared histories and cultures, is the talent we have. I believe our island – and all of Micronesia – can learn from the Philippines in how to nurture our talent, create industries around the arts and humanities, and showcase our people to the world. Too often, we look to the United Stat...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Another successful school year

Spring is a time for growth, rebirth and graduations. On our little slice of h...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Grow with Guam

Kim Solomon, a teacher at George Washington High School, said, “A lot of peo...


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Guam is growing; grow with Guam

Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you today. The governor and I are...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Economic growth is for you

All around we feel the activity. We can see that Guam is busier. Look at the t...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

It’s time to move forward

I’ll be sending word to Washington in the coming days that Guam’s governor...