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Ken Corporation to build new hotel

Ken Corporation to build new hotel

Hilton renovations unveiled

THE Ken Corp. group ann...

US attorney on Seleznev: Guam only a ‘transferor’ district

US attorney on Seleznev: Guam only a ‘transferor’ district

THE Office of the United States Attorney for the D...

Still no verdict as DeSoto jury continues deliberations

Still no verdict as DeSoto jury continues deliberations

THE 10 women and two men comprising the jury of th...

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Man who turned himself in facing two theft charges

JOHNNY Atalig, the man who turned himself in to po...

Vice speaker introduces new tobacco bill

Vice speaker introduces new tobacco bill

VICE Speaker Benjamin Cruz has introduced Bill 384...

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    Start at Adelup

    It was obvious that a lot of hard work went into the planning and set up so the public could enjoy the festivities. As is the case year after year, volunteers clearly devoted hours of tedious work and creativity to pro Read more...

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    A service learning dilemma

    According to a report from Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez, just about half of the GDOE students who will be entering grade 12 next month have not completed the 60 hours of service learning th Read more...

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    Happy Liberation Day!

    Thousands of residents will line the parade route and otherwise take part in what have become family traditions to mark the celebration of the invasion to end the brutal occupation of the island by Japanese forces in 1 Read more...

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    Not so fast, Israel!

    At that time, the new state of Israel enjoyed considerable sympathy in Europe and in the United States – most likely as a result of guilt and shame over the Holocaust. And our support for Israel was based on a misund Read more...

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    A tribute to Guam’s liberators

    I took time out to create/adapt additional lyrics to the ever-popular “Uncle Sam, Please Come Back to Guam” song. I arranged the music for four-part a capella singing, and performed it before the vets and their fam Read more...

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    A tribute to my friend

    Ben and I have been very close friends for over 30 years. We started our friendship as employees for FHP, then as senatorial colleagues which grew to friendship forever. There are very few people that you can really sa Read more...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

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    Start at Adelup

    It was obvious that a lot of hard work went into the planning and set up so the public could enjoy the festivities. As is the case year after year, volunteers clearly devoted hours of tedious work and creativity to pro Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A service learning dilemma

    According to a report from Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez, just about half of the GDOE students who will be entering grade 12 next month have not completed the 60 hours of service learning th Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Happy Liberation Day!

    Thousands of residents will line the parade route and otherwise take part in what have become family traditions to mark the celebration of the invasion to end the brutal occupation of the island by Japanese forces in 1 Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Not so fast, Israel!

    At that time, the new state of Israel enjoyed considerable sympathy in Europe and in the United States – most likely as a result of guilt and shame over the Holocaust. And our support for Israel was based on a misund Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A tribute to Guam’s liberators

    I took time out to create/adapt additional lyrics to the ever-popular “Uncle Sam, Please Come Back to Guam” song. I arranged the music for four-part a capella singing, and performed it before the vets and their fam Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A tribute to my friend

    Ben and I have been very close friends for over 30 years. We started our friendship as employees for FHP, then as senatorial colleagues which grew to friendship forever. There are very few people that you can really sa Read more...

Stephens, Schulte lead Guam swimmers in Micro Games

Stephens, Schulte lead Guam swimmers in Micro Games

IT WAS a successful first day for Guam's swimmers ...

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Kosrae beats Guam 7-4 in baseball at Micro Games

ON THE first day of baseball at the Micronesian Ga...

Guam dominates NMI in EAFF East Asian Cup opener

Guam dominates NMI in EAFF East Asian Cup opener

THE Guam women's national soccer team won the open...

Micronesian Games begin

Micronesian Games begin

Guam men’s basketball team expects gold

THE opening...

Class of 1974 wins Father Duenas milestone basketball game

Class of 1974 wins Father Duenas milestone basketball game

WITH the score tied 36-36 in the closing 30 second...

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Naturalization ceremony
New U.S. citizens recite the pledge of allegiance during a special Liberation Day Naturalization Ceremony hosted yesterday by the District Court of Guam at the courthouse. The new citizens hail from Japan, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. Photo by Matt Weiss / Variety

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

Tinta tears

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 03:00am

Tinta is more difficult to find, as the path lies through jungle and cow fields. Faha is easier, as it is just a walk up a hill overlooking a cemetery. The first time I visited Tinta was something I will never forget. At that time, I was working for a film crew accompanying a Japanese tour group. At Tinta, 30 Chamorro men and ...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Bastille Day in Paris

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 03:00am

I have just finished savoring a croissant with Camembert cheese and am sipping a French rose wine cooler.At 9:30 p.m. it's still daylight on this Sunday, July 14, Bastille Day 2014, a national holiday here, locally known as French National Day. The formal name is Fête nationale. On July 14, 1789, revolutionaries stormed the B...

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BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

Pan American

So green, so beautiful, so sane Guam must have been to Sablan when he returned...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Summertime reading is important for academic success in the fall

However, children who continue to read during the summer months retain their r...


BY RON MCNINCH

Send in the clowns

This year will be an unusual primary season in a number of ways. There won’t...


BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

What does it take to be a real estate agent?

Depending on what state you would like to work in, the process and requirement...


BY GINA TABONARES-REILLY

The real dog mama

As if this weren’t enough, she’s even studying to become an animal doctor....




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...