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Tydingco says port GM pay raises lawful

Tydingco says port GM pay raises lawful

THE former Port Authority of Guam board chairman s...

Draft SEIS: Guam may not need new housing

Draft SEIS: Guam may not need new housing

DEVELOPERS rushed to build new housing facilities ...

Stakeholders debate merits, demerits of minimum wage bill

Stakeholders debate merits, demerits of minimum wage bill

BILL 316, the proposed legislation which seeks to ...

Another Republican candidate shunned

Another Republican candidate shunned

THE Guam Community College’s SM208 class coordinat...

Toto woman charged with killing boyfriend

Toto woman charged with killing boyfriend

A 33-year-old woman from Toto was charged with mur...

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    Provide buildup input

    The document is available online at www.guambuildupeis.us and includes a 48-page executive summary.We understand it may be difficult to generate the same sense of urgency that accompanied the 2010 EIS for a couple of r Read more...

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    Adjust tax proposal as needed

    In his State of the Island Address, Gov. Eddie Calvo had acknowledged that many Guam private-sectors employees are underpaid and encouraged employers to pay them more. However, he stopped short of calling for a minimum Read more...

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    Overdue GMH bills should be paid

    We also encourage garnishment of the tax refunds of those who owe GMH but have apparently made no attempt to settle their bills. The island’s only public hospital is perennially underfunded, resulting over the years Read more...

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    An open letter to Vice Speaker Cruz

    I am also writing this as a friend and hope we can accept that people can agree to disagree. Although we rarely met, you know me, BJ. You knew me when you were a judge and appointed me to represent juveniles, which I g Read more...

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    Make sure balanced approach is balanced

    Our leaders called this action a "balanced approach.” Really!Well, I remember the time when there was a 4 percent GRT assessed to both wholesalers and retailers – which was alleged to be "double taxation" so in rea Read more...

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    Condoms don’t eliminate STD risk

    About a year ago on the occasion of this same “awareness month,” I attended a roundtable discussion on how to address Guam’s rapid rise in STD infections. The general consensus was then what it is today: increase Read more...

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  • No Image Available
    Provide buildup input

    The document is available online at www.guambuildupeis.us and includes a 48-page executive summary.We understand it may be difficult to generate the same sense of urgency that accompanied the 2010 EIS for a couple of r Read more...

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    Adjust tax proposal as needed

    In his State of the Island Address, Gov. Eddie Calvo had acknowledged that many Guam private-sectors employees are underpaid and encouraged employers to pay them more. However, he stopped short of calling for a minimum Read more...

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    Overdue GMH bills should be paid

    We also encourage garnishment of the tax refunds of those who owe GMH but have apparently made no attempt to settle their bills. The island’s only public hospital is perennially underfunded, resulting over the years Read more...

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    An open letter to Vice Speaker Cruz

    I am also writing this as a friend and hope we can accept that people can agree to disagree. Although we rarely met, you know me, BJ. You knew me when you were a judge and appointed me to represent juveniles, which I g Read more...

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    Make sure balanced approach is balanced

    Our leaders called this action a "balanced approach.” Really!Well, I remember the time when there was a 4 percent GRT assessed to both wholesalers and retailers – which was alleged to be "double taxation" so in rea Read more...

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    Condoms don’t eliminate STD risk

    About a year ago on the occasion of this same “awareness month,” I attended a roundtable discussion on how to address Guam’s rapid rise in STD infections. The general consensus was then what it is today: increase Read more...

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Braves avenge loss to Junior Nationals with 5-3 win

THE first time the IT&E Braves (5-5) and Parad...

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Naval Base Guam nips Thundercats in Basketball

RIDING on their first victory of the season in the...

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4th Annual ‘Ride for Life’ hits the road on April 27

76/Circle K benefit bike ride to support Relay for...

Rangers topple Twins

Rangers topple Twins

ON MONDAY night, the Talofofo Rangers (6-2) gave t...

Perfect Guam Nationals basketball team goes 10-0

Perfect Guam Nationals basketball team goes 10-0

THE Guam's national basketball team continues to r...

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“A Night of Music & Laughs”

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter John Cruz will perform tonight during “A Night of Music & Laughs” at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. Contributed photo

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BY PAM EASTLICK

What hands can teach us

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 03:00am

Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered something very interesting. Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math like algebra.They conducted an experiment with 184 second through fourth graders in elementary school cl...

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BY SEN. BEN PANGELINAN

Building a renewable mindset

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 03:00am

From using the galaide or carabao cart to transport us from one destination to another, to presently living in a world where, without thinking twice about it, we simply get in our vehicle and go to the local convenience store even if it was just a few short blocks away or buy a plane ticket to get from one island to the next. ...

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The Chamorro diaspora

It was an interesting experience that truly helped to shape and deepen my unde...


BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Game recognize game

That's right, April 29 is my birthday. That is all. Now that that is done, let...


BY SEN. ALINE YAMASHITA

Transitions

Plans for transition events and graduation ceremonies are being finalized.Stud...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

Love you like a mango

Every day, we have breathtaking sunsets that sparkle and glitter with every co...


BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Acrostics a good way to start writing poems

Melvin is an award-winning performance poet. In "Tomas," Melvin relates his ex...




BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

A balanced approach to help families

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 03:00am

Most people are working just to survive, put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads and gas in the tank to get to work. They are working families – some who are holding down more than one job just to make ends meet.I met with Republican senators last week to discuss solutions that can help struggling families withou...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Remembering our loved ones

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 03:00am

We use it to say “good-bye” and “see you soon.” Our island is deeply rooted in family and friendship. We all share a closeness, not just in proximity, but we’re all connected.I’ve experienced the pain of death in my family, and we all know everyone will, too. I like to think it’s God’s way of choosing his angel...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Know life. Respect life.

It’s a powerful song written about the beauty and simplicity of humanity by ...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Biba Taotao Tano

And it wasn’t just on Guam! From San Diego to Tacoma, Austin to the District...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Live your dream

Sure there may be challenges, but I want you to know that there are people all...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

What matters most

We get so much feedback from the community and it’s really become a more per...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

A health revolution

Our parents' generation grew up eating the fruits and veggies in their yards. ...