The Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) is looking forward to the expansion of its minimally invasive surgical services with theaddition of a new general surgeon, Dr. Mariana Vigiola Cruz. Dr. Vigiola Cruz will be performing surgeries currently done in Guam but with much smaller incisions for faster recovery and less morbidity to our patients compared to usual care, as well as performing new specialized procedures like bariatric surgery. Dr. Vigiola Cruz will be building on the
Guam voters who may choose to cast their ballots ahead of election day are now able to do so by virtue of Bill 120-36 now Public Law 36-41. Sen. James Moylan's early voting bill was among the measures signed by Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on July 19. Last year, the 35th Guam Legislature passed a measure, which facilitated early voting for the 2020 elections at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. While overall voting numbers may have taken a hit on election day, most voters took
Does the administration even have a plan? For the nth time, the Republican Party of Guam tossed this question to Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, expressing frustration over the administration's silence over the spending programs for millions in new Covid-relief funds Guam has received under the American Rescue Plan. "Is it possible that Governor Leon Guerrero wants to hold the funds until 2022, as it can be used to hire family and friends, or invest in some optics for her re-election
By Mar-Vic Cagurangan Beginning Jan. 30, 2022, the standard minimum wage for federal contractors will be $15 per hour, effectively raising the minimum wage for federal contractors by $4.05, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed rule. "And beginning Jan. 1, 2023, the secretary of labor will determine the minimum wage on an annual basis based on the consumer price index at least 90 days before any new minimum wage is to take effect," the labor department said. Th
By Senior Airman Aubree Owens/ 36th Wing Public Affairs Andersen Air Force Base had a $197.2 million economic impact on Guam’s economy in 2020, according to the base’s economic analysis released January 2021. The report showed 6,169 total personnel within Andersen AFB, including 2,443 appropriated fund military, meaning active-duty Air Force, Navy, Reserve and National Guard, 550 rotational members deployed to Guam, 2,529 active duty dependents and 647 appropriated funds civi
Palikir, Pohnpei— The case of a Kosrae child earlier reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 was determined historical and non-infectious, the Federated States of Micronesia government announced Saturday.
While FSM remains coronavirus-free and its borders are still closed, President David Panuelo called on the people to get vaccinated. “The vaccine is free. The vaccine is safe,” he said. “The vaccine is how we open our borders, rebuild our economy, and emerge from the