Five new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 477 tests performed Monday, May 24. To date, there have been a total of 8,141 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 139 deaths, 72 cases in active isolation, and 7,930 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.3.
Bimonthly island-wide roadside image surveys indicate that 23 percent of Guam’s coconut palms, or one in five, show signs of attack by coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB), according to the University of Guam. The CRB damage surveys use an innovative method developed by UOG Prof. Aubrey Moore, who holds a doctorate in entomology. High-definition digital images are recorded along roadsides of all major routes at a rate of one per second by a smartphone attached to a vehicle. In th
Guam residents will get the opportunity to provide input on how the government should spend the territory's allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Guam last week received $553 million out of the $664 million the island anticipates to get from the ARPA. However, according to the speaker's office, the legislature has yet to receive the administration's spending plan for the new stream of Covid-19 federal relief grant. The leadership of the 36th Guam Legislature
The University of Guam has dropped its plan to raise tuition by 5 percent for the spring 2022 semester, following receipt of $12 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds that are projected to last through 2023. Through its ARP grant, UOG said it will provide $6 million in direct aid to eligible students throughout the academic year 2021–2022 and will also provide additional financial support to students from the institution’s $6 million portion of the funds. “With the info
Saipan--Federal Judge Ramona V. Manglona has awarded $5.9 million to seven Chinese workers who sued Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) for forced labor. In a default judgment issued Monday, Manglona described IPI’s mistreatment of the workers as “appalling,” noting that “IPI was the driving force” behind the "egregious conditions" faced by the plaintiffs, all “while benefiting from” that exploitation. “We are pleased to see that the court recognizes the egregiousness of IP
At the May 12 hearing on Insular Cases (House Resolution 279) came to a close, the Vice Speaker Tina Muna Barnes of the Guam Legislature made these powerful final remarks: "Congress does not have to wait. This is the opportunity ... to propose sweeping legislation to address these inequities, protect our individual cultures, and pursue self-determination. [T]his is the time where we can take this opportunity to move forward.” Sitting in for the committee chairman, Rep. Gregor