The Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee (VAPPC), during its meeting on Monday approved expanded eligibility for individuals who are also considered Phase 1a essential workers as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines for phasing categories: Mayors’ Council of Guam (limited to mayors, vice mayors and mayoral staff) Funeral homes, mortuary, and cemetery staff Service providers contracted with the Department
The Covid 19 pandemic has exacerbated already existing stressors — from work to health to life. We can all share staggering 2020 tidbits. And, we’ll believe it because we lived it. There will come a time when we will laugh as we remember. But for now, the tears still glisten. The stress still bubbles. The worry still consumes us. Grocery shopping became the only outlet for many of us. Sadly, the comfort of familiarity turned into alien time zones as lines of spaced masks ensu
Governor nixes new BPT rollback proposals The Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 continues to affect the government of Guam’s finances, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said, rejecting fresh proposals to slash the business privilege tax.
“Everyday, I look at our government’s cash report,” the governor said in her presentation at the Guam Chamber of Commerce’s general membership meeting Wednesday. “More recent analysis by my fiscal discipline team has revealed the true impact of the T
Eight island nations in the Pacific region are the last survivors of the brutal Covid-19 pandemic that has infected 98 million, including 2 million deaths, around the world since last year. Palau, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu remain coronavirus-free as the world community enters the vaccine era. The Federated States of Micronesia recorded its first Covid-19 positive case on Jan. 7 involving a crew member of the government-owned cargo-passenger
Former priest Adrian Cristobal has been laicized for violations against the Sixth Commandment with minors, Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced today. Cristobal was first accused of sexual abuse of minors in two separate lawsuits in April 2018. A month later, a third altar boy came forward with similar sexual misconduct allegations. The canonical administrative penal process began in 2018 after consulting with the Vatican, according to a press release from the Archdiocese o
The government of Guam has set a goal to immunize 80 percent of the island's population by July 21, Guam's liberation Day, in a symbolic move to "liberate" the island "from this invisible enemy," Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said Wednesday. "Between 70 to 80 percent will create protection and will create the needed herd immunity to make sure that when we do get the virus, we won't be as sick, we prevent admission to the hospital and prevent deaths," Leon Guerrero said during the G