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Hospital fees to increase 5 percent

GUAM Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees voted a...

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Biennial purging of voters costs over $20K

THE Guam Election Commission (GEC) spent over $20,...

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Courts say warrant properly served

Behavioral screening assessments in the works

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Bidding for renovation of old Congress building to begin anew

IT MIGHT take at least another year’s wait for the...

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GDOE requests $1.1M in startup funds for pre-school program

THE Guam Department of Education has requested sta...

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    Pay raise money needed elsewhere

    We understand there is essentially no chance that enough legislators will side with the five – Sens. Michael San Nicolas, Nerissa Underwood, Tom Ada, Frank Aguon and Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz – who voted to roll b Read more...

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    Make openness the standard

    And we support the concept of the Freedom of Information Council, though we are disappointed that it was seen as a body that was needed – or that something filling its intended function was needed.We continue to be d Read more...

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    Do museum right

    The museum has the potential to serve as the prime source of information about Chamorro culture and about the history of Guam and the region. It can also be a major attraction for tourists and for residents in Hagåtñ Read more...

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    Simplify open-government enforcement

    Both FOIA and open-government concepts are common to most jurisdictions in the United States, and many jurisdictions allow an administrative process to oversee and enforce the provisions.On Guam, we oddly require citiz Read more...

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    Bill allows every Hybrid Plan retiree to double dip

    At last report, Sen. Cruz's committee has suspended consideration of this measure pending receipt of further information, relative to the governor's contention, that enactment of the Hybrid Plan would impair the govern Read more...

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    Lt. James Edwin Bridges, USN – A tribute

    Lillie Maddox bore nine children to Robert Bridges. Their farm in Brinson, Georgia, had several thousand acres, and with sharecroppers, livestock, timber and crops to manage, there was always plenty of work to do. But Read more...

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  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

  • Business

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    Pay raise money needed elsewhere

    We understand there is essentially no chance that enough legislators will side with the five – Sens. Michael San Nicolas, Nerissa Underwood, Tom Ada, Frank Aguon and Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz – who voted to roll b Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Make openness the standard

    And we support the concept of the Freedom of Information Council, though we are disappointed that it was seen as a body that was needed – or that something filling its intended function was needed.We continue to be d Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Do museum right

    The museum has the potential to serve as the prime source of information about Chamorro culture and about the history of Guam and the region. It can also be a major attraction for tourists and for residents in Hagåtñ Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Simplify open-government enforcement

    Both FOIA and open-government concepts are common to most jurisdictions in the United States, and many jurisdictions allow an administrative process to oversee and enforce the provisions.On Guam, we oddly require citiz Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Bill allows every Hybrid Plan retiree to double dip

    At last report, Sen. Cruz's committee has suspended consideration of this measure pending receipt of further information, relative to the governor's contention, that enactment of the Hybrid Plan would impair the govern Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Lt. James Edwin Bridges, USN – A tribute

    Lillie Maddox bore nine children to Robert Bridges. Their farm in Brinson, Georgia, had several thousand acres, and with sharecroppers, livestock, timber and crops to manage, there was always plenty of work to do. But Read more...

Islanders squeeze by Bulldogs

Islanders squeeze by Bulldogs

ANOTHER highly anticipated rematch in IIAAG boys' ...

Angels soar over Rams in MFL

Angels soar over Rams in MFL

THE Hal’s Angels were determined to get the wheels...

Friars best Dolphins in the clutch

Friars best Dolphins in the clutch

THE FD Friars won in dramatic fashion over the Sou...

Manhoben gain experience

Manhoben gain experience

NINE girls between the ages 12 to 15 left Guam and...

Friars clinch tennis title

Friars clinch tennis title

(GSPN) – The FD Friars wrapped up an undefeated 9-...

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BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

Where do I find money for a down payment?

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 09:00am

Due to different loan program criteria, some buyers may not qualify for first time homebuyer programs, which offer 100 percent financing. As a result, buyers may have to furnish a down payment sometimes up to 20 percent. In an ideal situation, a buyer would have the money saved up for a down payment…that’s not always the c...

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BY ZALDY DANDAN

The price is wrong

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 09:00am

“In answer [a] wave swept forward and curled around the king’s feet. The tide came in, just as it always did. The water rose higher and higher. It came up around the king’s chair, and wet not only his feet, but also his robe.”Canute was trying to make a point. He was king, the absolute ruler, but there were limits to w...

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BY GINA TABONARES-REILLY

The Test

The movie was about recruiting unrefined street kids into the super-secret spy...


BY GERRY R. PARTIDO

Remembering EDSA

It seems so long ago now, those dark but memorable days of courage and sacrifi...


BY JUAN FLORES

Reading at grade level

What effects would the students’ reading skills have on the entire education...


BY SEN. MARY CAMACHO TORRES

Restore ina’gofli’e

Our Chamorro Month celebration is full of time-honored traditions and cultural...


BY PAM EASTLICK

Bad science?

But I ran across a couple of articles in the tech file the other day about som...




GOV. EDDIE CALVO

School repairs on the way

Monday, 23 Feb 2015 03:00am

The multi-agency team looking at ways to fix our public schools, and possibly build a new school, is in the final stages of preparing a $100 million request for proposal. For years, the facility issues at the Guam Department of Education schools have been in the headlines. We started to address those issues a few years ago. Wi...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Addressing the DOC challenges together

Monday, 09 Feb 2015 03:00am

The Department of Corrections facility was originally constructed to accommodate 300 inmates. As more people were brought to the facility, 15 housing units were added to accommodate not just the growing number of inmates but also local and federal detainees. While the number of inmates has fluctuated to more than 300, they are...

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GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Hold federal government accountable for its promises

The Calvo-Tenorio administration’s efforts have always been focused on the p...


GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Helping hands for the homeless

They told me that they go back and forth between that building and the beach. ...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Join prayer for peace

There’s a plaque on my desk that reminds me every day to look to the Lord fo...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Fulfilling a Chamorro dream

In 1995, they started applying to live on the land our ancestors left us. Some...


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...