By Jason Sherman The Pentagon has outlined for Congress options for a new integrated air and missile defense of Guam in a classified report that marks the latest development in a long-running internal Defense Department debate over the efficacy of such as system, outlining a potential capability that uses elements of the Aegis Ashore as a building block and ties in Army technologies. The statutorily mandated report details a potential programmatic blueprint for a project U.S.
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The Joint Information Center reported four new Covid-19 related fatalities, including a breakthrough death. The 239th fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City on Oct. 29. The patient was a 78-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Oct. 22. The 240th fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Oct. 30. The patient was a 46-year-old male, vaccinated, with unknown underly
Speaker Therese Terlaje said Monday tested positive for Covid-19. "I am currently in isolation, taking all the necessary precautions at home and my office to keep everyone safe in this fight against Covid-19," she said. "I want to reassure the people of Guam that I am doing well despite this virus, and I humbly urge everyone in our community to continue to be vigilant about their health. I look forward to a quick recovery and serving you at my full capacity. Si Yu'os Ma'åse'
Each war claim, regardless of the date of death, would be awarded compensation under a new bill that would tap the business community for a proposed expansion of the Guam war claims program. “We have heard the calls from survivors and their families still seeking closure for this dark time in our island’s history, and we know that this is the right thing to do,” said Sen. Amanda Shelton, author of Bill 220-36. The bill proposes a tax credit program to allow businesses to pay
Saipan-- Six more individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19. This brings the CNMI total to 318 cases since March 28, 2020. The individuals were identified and confirmed through surveillance testing Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1, 2021. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored. Since Oct. 28, there have been 27 new cases, of which 19 were identified via contact tracing, seven were identified via community testing, and 1 was identified via travel test
The squeaking sound of the little Mariana fruit bat, also known as Guam’s flying fox, has long gone silent. The bridled white-eye bird stopped singing long ago. These two rare species, both endemic to Guam and Rota, are among the 23 species in the United States that have gone the way of the dinosaur, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The list includes 11 birds, eight freshwater mussels, two fish, a bat and a plant. The bridled white-eye and little Mariana fruit