By Jinky Jorgio Manila— For Filipinos, "malling" is a way of life. Hence their rush to take trips to the shopping malls the day after the Philippine government eased the Covid-lockdown in the country last month. Parents excitedly brought along their children, including infants and toddlers--much to the consternation of the country's pediatricians. It’s too soon to bring down their guards, according to pediatricians. With the emergence of omicron variant, children remain at ri
By Louella Losinio The 26th UN Climate Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow may have concluded in mid-November but the poignant messages from the small islands still resonate past the two weeks that it took to carve out a new agreement. The messages from the frontlines were delivered in stories, chants, proverbs and metaphors to illustrate the inequities and struggles between small island developing states and developed nations. It was also told in imagery that brought the issue cl
To keep up with China's accelerated military expansion, the U.S. must dedicate more resources to Guam and Australia and prioritize the defense buildup in the Indo-Pacific region, the Pentagon announced Monday during its release of a classified report on global position. "It is no surprise that the Indo-Pacific is the priority region for the review, given the secretary's focus on China as America's pacing challenge," said Mara Karlin, deputy undersecretary of defense for polic
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) will be acquired by Blue Continent Healthcare Guam Medical City (BCG), the Guam Healthcare Development Inc. announced.
GHDI said it has entered into an agreement to sell its physical assets and operations to BCG but will continue to employ all current medical and administrative personnel. BCG will hire GHDI to provide the staff for the hospital and will also hire PSI Management, Inc. (PSIM), a healthcare ma
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Core Tech Development stands to receive $36.6 million in tax credits over 10 years to build 64 new affordable housing units under the low-income housing tax credit or LIHTC. The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority’s board of directors approved the award of the LIHTC project to Core Tech and its subsidiary Summer Breeze LLC during its meeting Friday. The project, which will be built in Radio Barrigada, will consist of six single-bedroom,
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Funding opportunities are available to fund renewable energy projects in the Pacific islands region through a partnership between the Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand (PTI NZ) and Camco Clean Energy (Camco). “Pacific island countries face multiple challenges in the energy sector central to which is a heavy reliance on expensive imported diesel, growing commercial and industrial demand which tend to outpace grid capacity rural off-grid commu