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Pay raises could impact future general fund

Pay raises could impact future general fund

THE new law that gives top government officials he...

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CCU airs concerns over Navy’s water rate increase

WITH the Navy increasing the rate by 40 percent fo...

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‘Archbishop did not meet with Pope Francis about accused pedophile’

REV. Adrian Cristobal, spokesman for the Archdioce...

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Public Health makes partial payment to day care providers

CHILD day care providers who were waiting for paym...

Agriculture department opposes quarantine bill amendment

Agriculture department opposes quarantine bill amendment

THE Department of Agriculture yesterday expressed ...

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    Investigate election ‘coolergate’

    The Guam Election Commission has rightly turned the matter over to the Office of the Attorney General and we understand federal law enforcement officials are investigating. The matter should not be allowed to simply fa Read more...

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    Credibility and priorities

    The vote came less than three weeks after the general election which returned all but three of the current senators to the 33rd Guam Legislature.It also came less than 11 months after legislators, Democrats and Republi Read more...

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    A good day to be a politician

    The legislation was introduced by the governor who will receive a 44 percent increase in salary to $130,000. The legislature was called into special session by the lieutenant governor in his capacity as acting governor Read more...

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    2014 Guam taxpayer prayer of Thanksgiving

    And wonder why our taxes melt like ice cream in the sun.It’s once again that time of year to thank all those involvedIn making sure our problems will continue unresolved.We offer thanks to GPA. We often spot their cr Read more...

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    We failed that baby

    John J. T. Castro may have been found not guilty in the murder trial of his then-girlfriend’s 23-month-old baby, but someone punched that tiny girl in her stomach so hard that it ruptured her intestine and killed her Read more...

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    Play cancellation unnecessary, unfair to students

    It should have been a night full of anticipation and nervous energy and bittersweet sensations, as the 57 actors and techies performed for the final time for their family, relatives, friends and the island public. This Read more...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

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    Investigate election ‘coolergate’

    The Guam Election Commission has rightly turned the matter over to the Office of the Attorney General and we understand federal law enforcement officials are investigating. The matter should not be allowed to simply fa Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Credibility and priorities

    The vote came less than three weeks after the general election which returned all but three of the current senators to the 33rd Guam Legislature.It also came less than 11 months after legislators, Democrats and Republi Read more...

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    A good day to be a politician

    The legislation was introduced by the governor who will receive a 44 percent increase in salary to $130,000. The legislature was called into special session by the lieutenant governor in his capacity as acting governor Read more...

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    2014 Guam taxpayer prayer of Thanksgiving

    And wonder why our taxes melt like ice cream in the sun.It’s once again that time of year to thank all those involvedIn making sure our problems will continue unresolved.We offer thanks to GPA. We often spot their cr Read more...

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    We failed that baby

    John J. T. Castro may have been found not guilty in the murder trial of his then-girlfriend’s 23-month-old baby, but someone punched that tiny girl in her stomach so hard that it ruptured her intestine and killed her Read more...

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    Play cancellation unnecessary, unfair to students

    It should have been a night full of anticipation and nervous energy and bittersweet sensations, as the 57 actors and techies performed for the final time for their family, relatives, friends and the island public. This Read more...

Iriarte, Fong medal in Asia-Pacific Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Iriarte, Fong medal in Asia-Pacific Jiu Jitsu Tournament

(GSPN) – Good friends Jason “JD” Iriarte and Marco...

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Connelly, Truman Elementary to be recognized

(GCPFS) – Madeline “Ronni” Connelly and Truman Ele...

Crusaders crowned volleyball queens

Crusaders crowned volleyball queens

FOR the first time in many years, both the public ...

Gogo good to go with MMA belt

Gogo good to go with MMA belt

IT'S a small MMA organization, but nevertheless, i...

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AYG moves on to championship against Juice

(WFPL) – Are You Game starting pitcher Megan Marat...

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BY KYLE MANDAPAT

What I’m thankful for

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 03:00am

Well, it is Thanksgiving week. In fact, in case you have either been living under a rock (or a ton of those Kim Kardashian Magazines) or you set your cell phone alarm and it didn't go off yet, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This is the day of the year when you are supposed to reflect on the things you are thankful for. I try not to...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Let the holiday season begin

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 03:00am

Some of us will stuff ourselves as if we were the turkey, feel uncomfortable and then in a few hours feast once more on the delicious leftovers. This Thanksgiving marks the one-year anniversary of my becoming a vegetarian. Although I be won't be savoring the turkey and ham, I will enjoy being with family. For entertainment, I ...

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

Nation follows nation

This includes speeches, poetry, writings, testimonies and even sermons. One bo...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

American Medical Center telemedicine facility

Currently, the U.S. federal government recognizes Guam as a medically underser...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Help your children develop their language skills

However, many parents may not be aware of this nor the important role they pla...


BY RON MCNINCH

The last call

It has been a lot of fun writing about the elections this past six months and ...


BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

Everything is negotiable!

This is true; this is real talk! You are ready to make that life-changing deci...




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...