A 50-year-old man was Guam's 129th Covid19-related death, according to the Joint Information Center. The patient died at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) around 2:07 a.m. on Jan. 25. He had underlying health conditions and was admitted to GMH on Dec. 22. He was a known positive case, JIC said. "It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of another to COVID-19. Though we mourn his loss, our cause continues. Wear your masks, social distance, and wash your hands.
The Pacific Plan was suggested by an Eminent Persons Group in 2003 to provide “an overarching strategy for the region.” It was agreed via the Auckland Declaration at a 2004 special Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting and adopted a year later by PIF leaders. Its aim of “peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity” for all of the Pacific people was to be pursued by initiatives grouped under four pillars: economic growth, sustainable development, good governance and securit
Federated States of Micronesia President David W. Panuelo has endorsed a congressional bill that would raise government salaries by 8 percent. At the same time, Panuelo urged state governments to bump up the minimum wage in their respective jurisdictions, noting that the nation’s low pay rates have resulted in brain drain. While there is a growing demand for wage hike, Panuelo said the national government does not have the authority to make adjustments to pay rates for local
Covid-19 continues to significantly impact small businesses in the Blue Pacific, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pacific Trade Invest network . The monthly survey collects data in real-time and tracks how SMEs have been riding through the socio-economic turbulence since the pandemic made contact in the region in April 2020. Newly appointed Trade Commissioner of the Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand office, Glynis Miller said “the results are not surprising as the
No new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 151 tests on Guam performed on Friday, Jan. 22. To date, there have been a total of 7,547 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 128 deaths, 126 cases in active isolation and 7,293 not in active isolation. Hospital admissions remain at 11. The latest Covid Area Risk score is 0.9. As of today, 13,149 have received vaccinations. Of this number, 4,471 have been fully immunized after receiving their second shots. The Guam Nation
Whipps sworn in as Palau's new president Surangel Whipps Jr. was sworn into office as Palau’s new president Thursday, taking over the mantle of responsibility to lift the Pacific nation from economic doldrums that resulted from Covid-related isolation. Palau is one of the few countries in the world that remain Covid-free. “Now,” Whipps said in his inaugural address, “it’s time to become one of the first countries to recover.” As Palauans stand in line to be vaccinated, Whipps