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No additional funds for GMH in ‘15 budget

DESPITE a projected increase in revenue for the go...

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Wise Owl may be inspected again

SEN. Rory Respicio has ordered the Department of A...

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Man pleads guilty to murder

A MAN charged for the fatal stabbing of his drinki...

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Education foundation moves forward, elects leadership

FOUNDATION for Public Education Inc. has already e...

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GPT seeking assessment of San Dionisio Church

THE Guam Preservation Trust is hoping to conduct a...

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    Make your voice heard

    Polling sites all over the island open at 7 a.m.For a place where politics is said to be everyone’s favorite sport, it seems kind of odd that this year’s elections, which involve the race for governor, don’t seem Read more...

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    Boosting education

    She went on to describe the GCC programs that address the education and training needs of those individuals. The school is to be commended for its leadership in adult education.Eighteen thousand people make up about 20 Read more...

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    Maternity ward renovations among the hospital’s needs

    There is not much room for disagreement with the prioritization of mothers and babies. There is an average of 10 births a day at the hospital and it seems unlikely the number of births on the island will decrease in th Read more...

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    Tribute to Sen. Ben Pangelinan

    Rumors whispered that the young Ben Pangelinan would be mentored to become the future CEO of FHP on Guam. I worked split shifts as a health educator in charge of health education programs and clinical floor registered Read more...

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    School uniforms not mandatory

    According to DOE SOP #1200-001 (May 6, 2008) "students are not to be suspended for uniform violations."This means students cannot be assigned in-house suspension (such as work detail). Every parent should be told this. Read more...

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    Response to readers of the Variety

    There seems to be a wide range of issues expressed; some are old, biblical and religious, and some are more secular and refer to established political positions.First, Palestine, for me, is defined as a geographical ar Read more...

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  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

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    Make your voice heard

    Polling sites all over the island open at 7 a.m.For a place where politics is said to be everyone’s favorite sport, it seems kind of odd that this year’s elections, which involve the race for governor, don’t seem Read more...

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    Boosting education

    She went on to describe the GCC programs that address the education and training needs of those individuals. The school is to be commended for its leadership in adult education.Eighteen thousand people make up about 20 Read more...

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    Maternity ward renovations among the hospital’s needs

    There is not much room for disagreement with the prioritization of mothers and babies. There is an average of 10 births a day at the hospital and it seems unlikely the number of births on the island will decrease in th Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Tribute to Sen. Ben Pangelinan

    Rumors whispered that the young Ben Pangelinan would be mentored to become the future CEO of FHP on Guam. I worked split shifts as a health educator in charge of health education programs and clinical floor registered Read more...

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    School uniforms not mandatory

    According to DOE SOP #1200-001 (May 6, 2008) "students are not to be suspended for uniform violations."This means students cannot be assigned in-house suspension (such as work detail). Every parent should be told this. Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Response to readers of the Variety

    There seems to be a wide range of issues expressed; some are old, biblical and religious, and some are more secular and refer to established political positions.First, Palestine, for me, is defined as a geographical ar Read more...

Yipite three-peats as GHRA indoor volleyball champs

Yipite three-peats as GHRA indoor volleyball champs

IT TOOK six exciting sets between Yipite (IT&E...

Metgot and Manha Jets fly by Falcons

Metgot and Manha Jets fly by Falcons

THE Metgot Jets looked focused before they took th...

Young Guam martial artists compete in Tokyo

Young Guam martial artists compete in Tokyo

THIS past weekend, World Karate Organization (WKO)...

Southern hands ND season’s first loss

Southern hands ND season’s first loss

ON TUESDAY night at Notre Dame High School’s home ...

Guam Academy Royals win Western Pacific Series

Guam Academy Royals win Western Pacific Series

TRAILING by six runs in the Western Pacific Series...

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"AJ Rafael Live in Guam!"
YouTube sensation AJ Rafael attended a press conference yesterday at the Guam Plaza in Tumon. Metro Pacific Productions Inc. presents ''AJ Rafael Live in Guam!'' tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Father Duenas Memorial School’s Phoenix Center in Mangilao. Photo by Matt Weiss / Variety

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BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

So you think you can rent?

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 03:00am

Finally! Now this may sound like a lot of fun and may seem like it’s going to be a great time and it definitely can be, only if you have planned this out properly and really put some “thinking” into it! Make this big move the right way.I can remember my first apartment (it was such an exciting experience!) but I faced ma...

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BY GINA TABONARES-REILLY

Dog Day

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 03:00am

I wasn’t aware until last Tuesday that there is a National Dog Day. It’s been 10 years since they declared that Aug. 26 is the official big day to celebrate the canines in our lives who are so much more than pets. I felt so bad about missing this important information. I missed the memo about this dog holiday so I did some...

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BY MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN

Requiem for customer service

Or this: "If you know the extension of the party you are calling, please dial ...


BY GERRY R. PARTIDO

Hospital politics and the ‘harmony’ budget

In the past, the two hospitals tried their best to downplay any rivalry, with ...


BY PAM EASTLICK

Where you buy and why you buy it

I'm sure that almost all of us have shopped at Wal-Mart at some time and we al...


BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

Adventures in Chamorro No. 3

A huge part of my professional and personal life revolves around using and enc...


BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Election catchphrases

Good to see you all back here and I have to say thanks for all the support, my...




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...