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Garrido murder trial delayed once more

‘Defendant wants to enter guilty plea, again’

JURY ...

GEC approves $1.5M budget proposal for next fiscal year

GEC approves $1.5M budget proposal for next fiscal year

Vendors owed $300K dating back to 2005 through 201...

Cruz re-introduces bill on tax records, in-house counsel

Cruz re-introduces bill on tax records, in-house counsel

VICE Speaker Benjamin Cruz has re-introduced legis...

Legislation introduced to fund Festival of the Pacific Arts

Legislation introduced to fund Festival of the Pacific Arts

AS GUAM prepares to host the 12th Annual Festival ...

Governor backs GFT on educator conduct law

Governor backs GFT on educator conduct law

GOV. Eddie Calvo is supporting the Guam Federation...

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    Government financial information must be shared

    It seems not only reasonable but necessary for the chairman of the legislature’s committee on appropriations to have access to information about the government’s income and spending. After all, by the Organic Act, Read more...

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    Respect the taxpayer

    No reasonable person expects that she, or other blue-collar workers in low-skill jobs, will be paid the same as the engineer who designs safe highways or the scientist who makes sure the island’s drinking water is sa Read more...

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    Farmers market a welcome project

    The benefits of developing the local food-growing industry are numerous. Local produce is fresher, more nutritious and tastier than that shipped thousands of miles. And money spent on food grown on Guam will stay on Gu Read more...

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    Military training not done properly

    Just as concerning was the failure of our leaders to properly inform the public at large and to safely prepare for the invasion of Hagåtña. U.S. military policy MCO3570.1C, DoD policy 3150.03D and 1322.28, requires t Read more...

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    The Christmas bandit 2014

    In this season of joy, with the red and the green.Retirees dreaming all snug in their bedsWhile COLAs and tax refunds dance in their heads.From the soundest of sleeps, I awoke with a start –And there on the lawn was Read more...

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    Take it to court

    After all, in that letter I had merely suggested that the board exercise the authority which Judge Lamorena had granted it (and which the board had actively sought) to prioritize payment of benefits among various class Read more...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

  • Business

  • No Image Available
    Government financial information must be shared

    It seems not only reasonable but necessary for the chairman of the legislature’s committee on appropriations to have access to information about the government’s income and spending. After all, by the Organic Act, Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Respect the taxpayer

    No reasonable person expects that she, or other blue-collar workers in low-skill jobs, will be paid the same as the engineer who designs safe highways or the scientist who makes sure the island’s drinking water is sa Read more...

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    Farmers market a welcome project

    The benefits of developing the local food-growing industry are numerous. Local produce is fresher, more nutritious and tastier than that shipped thousands of miles. And money spent on food grown on Guam will stay on Gu Read more...

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    Military training not done properly

    Just as concerning was the failure of our leaders to properly inform the public at large and to safely prepare for the invasion of Hagåtña. U.S. military policy MCO3570.1C, DoD policy 3150.03D and 1322.28, requires t Read more...

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    The Christmas bandit 2014

    In this season of joy, with the red and the green.Retirees dreaming all snug in their bedsWhile COLAs and tax refunds dance in their heads.From the soundest of sleeps, I awoke with a start –And there on the lawn was Read more...

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    Take it to court

    After all, in that letter I had merely suggested that the board exercise the authority which Judge Lamorena had granted it (and which the board had actively sought) to prioritize payment of benefits among various class Read more...

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Young Knights stun Bulldogs

THE St. John’s Knights made a big statement early ...

Docomo named official sponsor of XTERRA Island

Docomo named official sponsor of XTERRA Island

(PIVOT) – Docomo Pacific has signed on to be the o...

San Nicolas leads Knights to tennis win

San Nicolas leads Knights to tennis win

ST. JOHN’S Knights’ tennis ace Margaux San Nicolas...

Bulldogs best Islanders in thriller

Bulldogs best Islanders in thriller

IT TOOK an overtime to decide every game the JFK I...

Hard hits start as 2015 rugby season kicks off

Hard hits start as 2015 rugby season kicks off

THREE cheers for the 2015 boys’ and girls’ high sc...

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Chain for Life
Officials yesterday show off the February issue of United Airlines’ Hemispheres in-flight magazine during a press conference at the Guam Visitors Bureau offices in Tumon yesterday. Presenting the magazine are, from left, Mark Baldyga, GVB chairman; Sam Shinohara, United’s managing director for Business Development in Asia/Pacific; and Gov. Eddie Calvo.
Photo by Matt Weiss / Variety

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  • Weekly Address

BY SEN. MICHAEL F.Q. SAN NICOLAS

Tax code reform presents an opportunity

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 03:00am

This week, I would like to highlight the opportunity that the government of Guam has to establish a tax code that reflects the particular needs of Guam.The Tax Reform Act of 1987 authorizes the government of Guam to establish its own tax code. In the 1980s, the Guam Finance Commission reviewed potential tax policy options avai...

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Many are surprised when I tell them that the only thing they have to do to help their children to become strong readers is to read aloud to them for at least 15 minutes every day. I am not alone in giving parents this advice. For many years, teachers and child development experts have encouraged parents to read aloud to their ...

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BY PAUL ZERZAN

Let's rid Guam of mosquitoes

More people have died and continue to die from mosquito-borne diseases than fr...


BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

Investing in real estate

Investing in real estate has become more popular over the last 50 years and ha...


BY BRUCE G. KAROLLE

Blessed are the peacemakers

The most troubling and obvious conflicts lie outside of the United States, geo...


BY PAM EASTLICK

Dinos and eggs

Scientists have recently discovered a close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. We ...


BY MARY C. TORRES

From Selma to Hagåtña

With the recent celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday, it is appropria...




GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Helping hands for the homeless

Monday, 19 Jan 2015 03:00am

They told me that they go back and forth between that building and the beach. Both used to have jobs but had health issues. One man’s feet were swollen and he explained they hurt so much that he couldn’t continue working. The other had bad knees. Both looked like they needed medical attention. I had stopped to speak with t...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Join prayer for peace

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 03:00am

There’s a plaque on my desk that reminds me every day to look to the Lord for guidance in all I do as a governor, father, husband, son and brother.It’s a very simple wooden plaque. On it is etched one word: pray.I grew up in the Catholic faith and as a Christian I believe that when two or more of us get together in prayer,...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Fulfilling a Chamorro dream

In 1995, they started applying to live on the land our ancestors left us. Some...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Believe in Guam; express yourself; grow your talent

What strikes me the most, beyond our shared histories and cultures, is the tal...


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...