“There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government.” --Thomas Jefferson Over the past couple of months the people of Guam
(Updated) The cash-strapped CNMI government will implement a 72-hour workweek schedule beginning June 23 pending recovery from economic wreckage caused by a series of typhoons last year, Gov. Ralph Torres announced Thursday. “This is a very difficult decision, but it is necessary in order to protect our government employees from other more drastic options that would have more severe impacts and to ensure that our government obligations and services remain stable,” Torres said
UOG heads to Chuuk to train officials in underwater artifact preservation The University of Guam is heading to Chuuk to conduct a month-long training for historic preservation officials on how to document and preserve cultural artifacts that lie beneath the ocean’s surface. Led by Assistant Professor of Archaeology William Jeffery of UOG’s the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the June 3 to 29 maritime archaeology field school will be attended by employees, student
The Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority on Thursday filed a motion requesting that Judge Anita Sukola stay and reconsider her May 14 decision requiring the disclosure of attorney-client privilege communications. Sukola has ordered GIAA to turn over to DFS the transcript of an April 26 executive session of the airport board of directors related to litigation in which DFS is an adversary to GIAA. The issue of disclosure of attorney-client communications in GIAA b
The bonds that used to bind Micronesians are weakening. Micronesia as we know will be little more than a description of a part of the island Pacific. Micronesian leaders join CNMI Gov. Ralph and Lt. Gov, Arnold Palacios during their inauguration in Koblerville, Saipan on Jan. 14, 2019. Photo by Jonathan Perez In the latter part of the 20th century, the Eastern Communist bloc fell apart. In this century, the European Union is falling apart. Under President Trump, America’s rol
Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. Photo Bby Staff Sgt. James Kennedy Benjami Joint Region Marianas, U.S. Naval Base Guam, and Andersen Air Force Base will hold Exercise Typhoon Pakyo 2019 from May 29 to June 6.
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