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24% of GHURA tenants fail to pay rent every year

MORE than 100 tenants in government public housing...

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Murder suspect to serve three years

Plea deal results from weakened prosecution

A MURDE...

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GEC responds on security of in-office ballots

THE Guam Election Commission has responded to the ...

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Bill to allow early voter registration for teens

A NEW piece of legislation introduced yesterday wo...

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Cebu Pacific to launch direct Guam flights in December

THE Guam International Airport Authority disclosed...

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    Starting ‘em young

    GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan attributed the decline in the number of registered voters to a significant volume of potential young voters who have not registered to participate in the electoral process.Not to Read more...

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    Charter school must prove itself

    Most recently, students, parents and staff protested at the Guam Legislature as senators were scheduled to begin fiscal 2015 budget deliberations on Monday. They were asking for an increased appropriation for the schoo Read more...

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    Vote – it’s your duty

    Yesterday was the last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election and as of press time, the final number of registered voters was not known. But Guam Election officials had said indications were it was un 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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    Starting ‘em young

    GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan attributed the decline in the number of registered voters to a significant volume of potential young voters who have not registered to participate in the electoral process.Not to Read more...

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    Charter school must prove itself

    Most recently, students, parents and staff protested at the Guam Legislature as senators were scheduled to begin fiscal 2015 budget deliberations on Monday. They were asking for an increased appropriation for the schoo Read more...

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    Vote – it’s your duty

    Yesterday was the last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election and as of press time, the final number of registered voters was not known. But Guam Election officials had said indications were it was un 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...

Copa de Marianas Jiu-Jitsu Tournament ready to roll

Copa de Marianas Jiu-Jitsu Tournament ready to roll

(CDR) – Once again, the time has come for Guam’s n...

Mandell, Carey win 42nd annual beach run

Mandell, Carey win 42nd annual beach run

AT TIMES throughout the year, there are off-road r...

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Knights running high on the circuit

THE St. John's School Knights are prepared and rea...

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Hua takes 13th, Vongjalorn places 28th

Among world’s best golfers at Youth Olympics

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Guam Motocross Championships complete Round 12

(GIRMAC) – Round 12 of the 15-round 2014 Monster E...

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Speaker Judith Won Pat, left, and Bank of Guam President Lou Leon Guerrero took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday. The challenge was thought up to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain. Photo by Justin Green / For Variety

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BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

Home safety: Investing in your investment

Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 03:00am

You have completed the search, settled in your home, and you are now enjoying the benefits. Congratulations! However, along with owning a home comes all the responsibility as well. Owning a home is a never-ending “do-it-yourself’ (DIY) project. You are continuously looking for ways to enhance or improve. Believe me, there ...

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BY MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN

The fabulous vote

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 03:00am

It was a surprise birthday party that Julian Aguon threw for his partner, Ron Gogo, who turned fabulously 41. Gracing the evening was Texas drag queen Alyssa Edwards, whom Julian flew in to Guam for this fab occasion. (And being a fabulous fag hag, I ought to know who Alyssa Edwards is).I bumped into a senatorial candidate and...

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BY PAM EASTLICK

Going ... going

We certainly get more emotionally involved with animals, but it's undeniably t...


BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The privileges of colonialism

When I was in school and learned the slogans or nicknames for different states...


BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Back-to-school memories

I have many wonderful and a few not-so-wonderful memories of my 23 years teach...


BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Back to school

Welcome back to school everyone, hope you found your classes on Monday and nob...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

Reconciliation

Conflict arises, as it often does, through misunderstanding, distrust, and per...




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...