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Parks & Rec lifeguards fail drug test

DEPARTMENT of Parks and Recreation Director Raymon...

World War II hand grenades found near DYA in Mangilao

World War II hand grenades found near DYA in Mangilao

CONSTRUCTION workers reported finding possible liv...

GSWA backs bill seeking US compensation for Ordot Dump

GSWA backs bill seeking US compensation for Ordot Dump

THE Guam Solid Waste Authority board has indicated...

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Paseo fight still being investigated

THE Guam Police Department’s Criminal Investigatio...

Veterans’ health care town hall meeting being organized

Veterans’ health care town hall meeting being organized

SEN. Frank Aguon Jr., the chairman of the legislat...

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    Conservation, yes; incentives, no

    Reducing the carbon footprint and conservation of natural resources are key aspects of good environmental stewardship. And in addition to a responsibility to the planet, the Guam Department of Education – the entire Read more...

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    Get ready for the general election

    By all accounts, the proper procedures were in place at the polls and voters cast ballots as they should have. There were no major glitches in the vote counting. The one-sided ballot is certainly out of the ordinary an Read more...

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    Happy Labor Day

    While Guam’s most conspicuous Labor Day celebration is the government of Guam picnic at Ypao Beach Park every year, in June there were 46,440 employees on private sector payrolls – more than quadruple the number of Read more...

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    Officials trying to end solar investment

    We should have figured as much. Persons and businesses investing in solar power do so with the expectation of recouping their investment over years by way of reduced power bills. This will not work with GPA “decoupli 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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  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

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    Conservation, yes; incentives, no

    Reducing the carbon footprint and conservation of natural resources are key aspects of good environmental stewardship. And in addition to a responsibility to the planet, the Guam Department of Education – the entire Read more...

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    Get ready for the general election

    By all accounts, the proper procedures were in place at the polls and voters cast ballots as they should have. There were no major glitches in the vote counting. The one-sided ballot is certainly out of the ordinary an Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Happy Labor Day

    While Guam’s most conspicuous Labor Day celebration is the government of Guam picnic at Ypao Beach Park every year, in June there were 46,440 employees on private sector payrolls – more than quadruple the number of Read more...

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    Officials trying to end solar investment

    We should have figured as much. Persons and businesses investing in solar power do so with the expectation of recouping their investment over years by way of reduced power bills. This will not work with GPA “decoupli 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...

MV turns Guam into fantasy island

MV turns Guam into fantasy island

SEVENTY-TWO teams have signed up for this year’s M...

SkyDive Guam wins volleyball recreation championship

SkyDive Guam wins volleyball recreation championship

IN ORDER for SkyDive Guam to earn this year's titl...

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Castro powers Braves over Giants

(GABA) – The Youth 12U Top Gun Baseball League was...

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King of the Diamond championship tourneys start this week

(BABL) – The Rays downed the Chalan Pago Amigos 11...

Matua Raiders win 35-0 over Jets to remain undefeated

Matua Raiders win 35-0 over Jets to remain undefeated

THE undefeated Matua Raiders (2-0) faced the Jets ...

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Raquel Basallo has been a barista at the Coffee Beanery in the GCIC building in Hagåtña for seven years. Photo by Matt Weiss / Variety

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

Fluent Chamorro speakers needed

Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 03:00am

The majority of the world’s languages belong to small groups of people, primarily indigenous peoples. Many of these peoples have histories of oppression and displacement, whereby others have come to their lands and forced new religions and cultures on them. These communities struggle with disempowerment, lack of resources an...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

The indoor dog

Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 03:00am

My dream is to get an indoor dog when I turn 70. By that age, I don't plan on doing much traveling. I'll be content to stay at home with Hubby and my inside doggie.Hubby and I had an indoor dog when we lived in Glenpool, Oklahoma, a lovely town just south of Tulsa. Hubby had given me a mini-dachshund for my birthday. It was in...

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BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Voting suggestions

The sun is shining right now and I am feeling good. Breathe easy friends and r...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

High school students must develop good reading habits to achieve academic success

These students’ inability to complete the required reading is primarily due ...


BY RON MCNINCH

Heading to November

While I have mentioned some of these things before, it may be helpful to discu...


BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

So you think you can rent?

Finally! Now this may sound like a lot of fun and may seem like it’s going t...


BY GINA TABONARES-REILLY

Dog Day

I wasn’t aware until last Tuesday that there is a National Dog Day. It’s b...




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...