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Hundreds gather to pray for Benavente

Hundreds gather to pray for Benavente

Apuron contends finances show inappropriate accoun...

Another attempted suicide reported at DOC facility

Another attempted suicide reported at DOC facility

ANOTHER inmate attempted to kill himself while ins...

Tolentino death still unsolved; fourth homicide of the year

Tolentino death still unsolved; fourth homicide of the year

THE murder of Nicolas Tolentino, owner of Tamuning...

Seleznev defense lawyers move to continue hearing

Seleznev defense lawyers move to continue hearing

Requests documents of arrest from US

THE defense te...

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Agriculture department status hearing postponed

THE committee on rules, chaired by Sen. Rory Respi...

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    Pay attention; be prepared

    And while this storm does not seem particularly worrisome, we feel obliged to warn against complacency. It is easy to become dismissive of the threat posed by a given storm especially in the wake of passing storms that Read more...

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    Be responsible for education

    Guam Department of Education personnel are preparing by ensuring it has an adequate number of qualified teachers and the proper number of textbooks; that classrooms, furniture and equipment are clean and conducive to l Read more...

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    Fund hospital, schools

    At the same time government surpluses and favorable bond ratings were being reported and saluted, the administrator of the government’s hospital reported last week to the Guam Legislature that Guam Memorial Hospital Read more...

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    Our health care system

    Reference the recent shocking decision by the Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. on July 22 - a ruling that millions presently registered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) or Ob 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...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

  • Business

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    Pay attention; be prepared

    And while this storm does not seem particularly worrisome, we feel obliged to warn against complacency. It is easy to become dismissive of the threat posed by a given storm especially in the wake of passing storms that Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Be responsible for education

    Guam Department of Education personnel are preparing by ensuring it has an adequate number of qualified teachers and the proper number of textbooks; that classrooms, furniture and equipment are clean and conducive to l Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Fund hospital, schools

    At the same time government surpluses and favorable bond ratings were being reported and saluted, the administrator of the government’s hospital reported last week to the Guam Legislature that Guam Memorial Hospital Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Our health care system

    Reference the recent shocking decision by the Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. on July 22 - a ruling that millions presently registered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) or Ob 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...

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Guam volleyball teams eye gold in Micro Games

ON MONDAY, Guam's men and women volleyball teams c...

Guam baseball team to play CNMI for gold

Guam baseball team to play CNMI for gold

Softball team also hopes for gold

IN LESS than six...

Air Guard wins softball battle of the bases

Air Guard wins softball battle of the bases

(GUNG) – The Guam Air National Guard, winners of t...

Hua takes 5th in Bank Junior Golf Championship

Hua takes 5th in Bank Junior Golf Championship

Salas grabs second in Hawaii

HEADING into the last ...

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Guam volleyball teams dominate Micro Games

OVER the past few days, most of the outdoor sporti...

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Solidarity prayer
Former church rector Monsignor James Benavente leads a group of Catholics who convened for a solidarity prayer service on the steps of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica yesterday evening. Benavente was removed as the Cathedral-Basilica rector last week in a decree and has not been assigned to take on any other role in the church. Photo by Jasmine Stole / Variety

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The talented island of Guam

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 03:00am

The film was an engaging and exciting take on the state of art and creativity in Guam today and a call for both artists and their audience here to take things to the next level in terms of representing Guam. Full disclosure: I am one of the people featured in the film and so I do have some positive bias towards it. The Muña B...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Beginning a fruitful journey

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 03:00am

We were in transit in Manila for about five hours, but were fortunate to find the comfort of Club Manila for only 650 pesos (approximately $15) per person. We felt rejuvenated in Club Manila with its thickly cushioned easy chairs, fresh fruit, spaghetti, sesame meatballs with sweet chili sauce, mini-cupcakes and beverages – ...

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BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Things you don’t expect to hear on Guam

I know you probably thinking, “Wait, what?” I have said it a million times...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

At the movies

Leisure reading is almost out of the question and we cut cable TV several year...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Getting enough sleep is key to children’s academic success

Getting an adequate amount of nighttime sleep is just as important as healthy ...


BY RON MCNINCH

Election elements 2014

For the most part, people have a strong idea about the basic elements and who ...


BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

Property management

If you fall in any of these categories, you may want to consider hiring a prop...




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...