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Pedestrian killed near Chamorro Village

FIREFIGHTERS responded to an auto-pedestrian accid...

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Tropical storm Halong causes power outages

TROPICAL Storm Halong yesterday brought winds and ...

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Halong cancels classes, hearings at legislature

THE Guam Legislature, University of Guam and Guam ...

Unsung heroes brave weather during tropical storm

Unsung heroes brave weather during tropical storm

WHILE most residents sat in the comfort of their h...

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Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel

(JIC) – Coast Guard Sector Guam responded last nig...

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    A salute to those who worked

    Having been hit with more than its share of disaster, the island spends significant time training workers for the inevitable next storm, and they respond with professionalism and selflessness. We are grateful to them f Read more...

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    Pay attention; be prepared

    And while this storm does not seem particularly worrisome, we feel obliged to warn against complacency. It is easy to become dismissive of the threat posed by a given storm especially in the wake of passing storms that Read more...

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    Be responsible for education

    Guam Department of Education personnel are preparing by ensuring it has an adequate number of qualified teachers and the proper number of textbooks; that classrooms, furniture and equipment are clean and conducive to l 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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    Our health care system

    Reference the recent shocking decision by the Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. on July 22 - a ruling that millions presently registered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) or Ob Read more...

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    Not so fast, Israel!

    At that time, the new state of Israel enjoyed considerable sympathy in Europe and in the United States – most likely as a result of guilt and shame over the Holocaust. And our support for Israel was based on a misund Read more...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

  • Business

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    A salute to those who worked

    Having been hit with more than its share of disaster, the island spends significant time training workers for the inevitable next storm, and they respond with professionalism and selflessness. We are grateful to them f Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Pay attention; be prepared

    And while this storm does not seem particularly worrisome, we feel obliged to warn against complacency. It is easy to become dismissive of the threat posed by a given storm especially in the wake of passing storms that Read more...

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    Be responsible for education

    Guam Department of Education personnel are preparing by ensuring it has an adequate number of qualified teachers and the proper number of textbooks; that classrooms, furniture and equipment are clean and conducive to l 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...

  • No Image Available
    Our health care system

    Reference the recent shocking decision by the Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. on July 22 - a ruling that millions presently registered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) or Ob Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Not so fast, Israel!

    At that time, the new state of Israel enjoyed considerable sympathy in Europe and in the United States – most likely as a result of guilt and shame over the Holocaust. And our support for Israel was based on a misund Read more...

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Guam grabs women’s basketball gold in Micro Games

IN THE women's championship game, Team Guam faced ...

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Guam men’s basketball team remains undefeated, wins gold

FOR the past week, the Guam men's basketball team ...

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Guam women spikers cruise to gold

THE Guam women’s volleyball team cruised to a thre...

Guam women’s basketball plays for gold

Guam women’s basketball plays for gold

Men's team remains unbeaten

THE Guam women's baske...

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Guam volleyball teams eye gold in Micro Games

ON MONDAY, Guam's men and women volleyball teams c...

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Braving the weather
Tourists brave the wind and rain brought on by Tropical Storm Halon yesterday while walking along San Vitores Road in Tumon.
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BY PAM EASTLICK

What's shakin', baby?

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 03:00am

Since we live in the ring of fire here, we are certainly familiar with earthquakes.The past decade has been plagued with a cluster of large earthquakes, with massive quakes striking Sumatra, Chile, Haiti and Japan since 2004. Some researchers have suggested that this cluster occurred because the earthquakes may be “communica...

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The talented island of Guam

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 03:00am

The film was an engaging and exciting take on the state of art and creativity in Guam today and a call for both artists and their audience here to take things to the next level in terms of representing Guam. Full disclosure: I am one of the people featured in the film and so I do have some positive bias towards it. The Muña B...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Beginning a fruitful journey

We were in transit in Manila for about five hours, but were fortunate to find ...


BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Things you don’t expect to hear on Guam

I know you probably thinking, “Wait, what?” I have said it a million times...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

At the movies

Leisure reading is almost out of the question and we cut cable TV several year...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Getting enough sleep is key to children’s academic success

Getting an adequate amount of nighttime sleep is just as important as healthy ...


BY RON MCNINCH

Election elements 2014

For the most part, people have a strong idea about the basic elements and who ...




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...