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Draft SEIS: GovGuam staffing may rise

THE anticipated increase in demand for public serv...

PDS protests GVB surveillance system procurement

PDS protests GVB surveillance system procurement

G4S Security Systems has proposed to install close...

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Proposed CBA team line-up announced in education board meeting

GUAM Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fe...

GDOE preparing for opening of new Tiyan High School

GDOE preparing for opening of new Tiyan High School

THE Guam Department of Education has begun prepari...

GPS service helps agencies with safety

GPS service helps agencies with safety

LOCAL GPS tracking company, TrackMe! Guam, is look...

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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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    Make Earth Day meaningful

    Tomorrow, April 22 marks 44 years since the first Earth Day in 1970, and the community – the local as well as the global community – has become increasingly aware of threats to the environment as well as the role i 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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    Wage hike will boost cost of living

    The real winners are the government taxing agencies. How?A wage increase of $2.60 means the government can now collect an additional 25 percent of this increase equivalent to $0.65 without increased tax rates. The real Read more...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

  • Business

  • No Image Available
    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...

  • No Image Available
    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...

  • No Image Available
    Make Earth Day meaningful

    Tomorrow, April 22 marks 44 years since the first Earth Day in 1970, and the community – the local as well as the global community – has become increasingly aware of threats to the environment as well as the role i Read more...

  • No Image Available
    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...

  • No Image Available
    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...

  • No Image Available
    Wage hike will boost cost of living

    The real winners are the government taxing agencies. How?A wage increase of $2.60 means the government can now collect an additional 25 percent of this increase equivalent to $0.65 without increased tax rates. The real Read more...

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...

Eagles, Geckos tie in soccer

Eagles, Geckos tie in soccer

Wiegand scores goal to redeem herself

FEELING bad ...

Capitol City ‘Cats’ down Dededo ‘Dogs’

Capitol City ‘Cats’ down Dededo ‘Dogs’

Aubi Pangindian scores game-winner

WITH both the ho...

Royals soccer team wins close game, remains undefeated

Royals soccer team wins close game, remains undefeated

THE Notre Dame Royals girls’ soccer team remains u...

Team Elite grabs second place in women’s basketball league

Team Elite grabs second place in women’s basketball league

WITH only two weeks to go before the playoffs begi...

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To the plate

The Talofofo Rangers’ Jorge Pecina brings one to the plate during Monday night’s Guam Budweiser Masters Baseball League game against the Twins at Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña. The Rangers defeated the Twins 14-6. Photo by Matt Weiss / Variety

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The Chamorro diaspora

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 03:00am

It was an interesting experience that truly helped to shape and deepen my understanding of Chamorros as a people today. We may see Chamorros as tied to home islands in the Marianas, but the reality is that more than half of the Chamorro people live in the United States in what scholars refer to as “the diaspora.” For most ...

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BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Game recognize game

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 03:00am

That's right, April 29 is my birthday. That is all. Now that that is done, let's talk business. This past week, I was talking with someone and they brought up the proverbial “game.” Not like a Monopoly game, but the “Heyyy girl ... what you doing?” kind of game. They brought up how they had so much mojo that they could...

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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 ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Develop a TV viewing policy for your children

Research also shows that American children spend an average of three to five h...


BY RON MCNINCH

Three significant issues

We did still another poll last week, and the public support remains strong wit...




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. ...