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Cabinet members receive retroactive pay

GOV. Eddie Calvo yesterday announced that his Cabi...

San Nicolas, Cruz discuss pay raises with group of residents

San Nicolas, Cruz discuss pay raises with group of residents

ABOUT 20 residents gathered inside the public hear...

Bill rolling back senators’ pay hike to have public hearing

Bill rolling back senators’ pay hike to have public hearing

ALTHOUGH Bill 436 did not make it onto the session...

Half of consent decree road projects marked completed

Half of consent decree road projects marked completed

THE government of Guam reported to the District Co...

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GEDA OKs resurfacing of tennis courts

THE Guam Economic Development Authority board of d...

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    Take time to give

    The governor is currently taking legislators to task for not supporting, to his satisfaction, Bill 332 which provides for a land swap so the Rigålu House – a temporary shelter for foster children – can be built in Read more...

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    Rollback effort picking up steam

    With the introduction of the bill, Sen. Frank Aguon joins Sens. Michael Limtiaco, Michael San Nicolas and B.J. Cruz as those who have taken steps to oppose the retroactive pay raises.We believe, however, that the bill, Read more...

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    The problem with signs

    However, while he raised legitimate safety concerns during floor discussions on the bill, we are not sure the bill addresses them.We do not object to political signage in principle. While some signs are more attractive Read more...

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    Take it to court

    After all, in that letter I had merely suggested that the board exercise the authority which Judge Lamorena had granted it (and which the board had actively sought) to prioritize payment of benefits among various class Read more...

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    Not taking the bait

    Joseph A. Guthrie, aka Art Laffer, lives comfortably in the Philippines, collecting his defined benefit plan annuity from GovGuam. As a retiree, he seems nostalgic for his job as a GovGuam attorney. By frequently “ba Read more...

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    These people never give up

    This bill, dropped into the legislative hopper by Sen. Tina Muña-Barnes on Nov. 25 would in fact add the attorney general and public auditor to the list of officials statutorily allowed to double-dip under 4 GCA 8121. Read more...

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    Take time to give

    The governor is currently taking legislators to task for not supporting, to his satisfaction, Bill 332 which provides for a land swap so the Rigålu House – a temporary shelter for foster children – can be built in Read more...

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    Rollback effort picking up steam

    With the introduction of the bill, Sen. Frank Aguon joins Sens. Michael Limtiaco, Michael San Nicolas and B.J. Cruz as those who have taken steps to oppose the retroactive pay raises.We believe, however, that the bill, Read more...

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    The problem with signs

    However, while he raised legitimate safety concerns during floor discussions on the bill, we are not sure the bill addresses them.We do not object to political signage in principle. While some signs are more attractive Read more...

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    Take it to court

    After all, in that letter I had merely suggested that the board exercise the authority which Judge Lamorena had granted it (and which the board had actively sought) to prioritize payment of benefits among various class Read more...

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    Not taking the bait

    Joseph A. Guthrie, aka Art Laffer, lives comfortably in the Philippines, collecting his defined benefit plan annuity from GovGuam. As a retiree, he seems nostalgic for his job as a GovGuam attorney. By frequently “ba Read more...

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    These people never give up

    This bill, dropped into the legislative hopper by Sen. Tina Muña-Barnes on Nov. 25 would in fact add the attorney general and public auditor to the list of officials statutorily allowed to double-dip under 4 GCA 8121. Read more...

Bulldogs avenge loss, advance to finals

Bulldogs avenge loss, advance to finals

REDEMPTION serves as one of the major motivating f...

Dolphins heading back to finals

Dolphins heading back to finals

THE Southern Dolphins are headed back to the girls...

Evans PK lifts Eagles over Friars

Evans PK lifts Eagles over Friars

THE bleachers were packed at the Guam Football Ass...

2014 Winter Break Youth Basketball Camp

2014 Winter Break Youth Basketball Camp

(GBC) – ACAS, a nonprofit educational and sports o...

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Annual GTA Holiday TipOFF set to begin Friday

(GBC) – GTA TeleGuam presents the 2014 Holiday Tip...

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Toys for Tots
Members of the U.S. Marines, along with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, dropped off toys at the Salvation Army facility yesterday.
Photo by Norman Taruc / For Variety

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BY MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN

The beatnik of philosophy

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 03:00am

Rand had developed a cult following among young impressionable minds, who were intoxicated by her philosophy of “objectivism” which holds that there is no greater moral goal than achieving happiness.Her most famous works, “The Fountainhead,” “Atlas Shrugged” and the “The Virtue of Selfishness,” are bibles for t...

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BY GERRY R. PARTIDO

Mabini's ghost and the Filipinos on Guam

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 03:00am

I'm sure the Filipino intellectual – known as "The Brains of the Philippine Revolution" – would have caught the irony of him, an anti-imperialist, stirring up the nationalist sentiment of another land.Poor Philippine Consul General Marciano Borja, still relatively new to Guam never really knew what hit him. The new Philipp...

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BY MARY C. TORRES

Respecting and appreciating our diversity

For the religious and civic minded, the holiday is ushered in by the season of...


BY PAM EASTLICK

Good bacteria

When I was a child and as an adult, the constant litany was “Germs are bad. ...


BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Test your knowledge of Christmas trivia

We all have family traditions that we keep to during the holidays. I have a fe...


BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Guam-centric Christmas

I want to say thank you again to everyone who has had me at their company Chri...


BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

15,891

The exhibit was created by the Guam War Survivors Memorial Foundation, intende...




BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Join prayer for peace

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 03:00am

There’s a plaque on my desk that reminds me every day to look to the Lord for guidance in all I do as a governor, father, husband, son and brother.It’s a very simple wooden plaque. On it is etched one word: pray.I grew up in the Catholic faith and as a Christian I believe that when two or more of us get together in prayer,...

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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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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Believe in Guam; express yourself; grow your talent

What strikes me the most, beyond our shared histories and cultures, is the tal...


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...