The Federated States of Micronesia is seeking to resuscitate the nation’s dormant coconut export industry by tapping local families and farmers to be at the frontline of production. “We can be one of the best coconut products producers regionally and internationally right here from our paradise in our backyard,” President Panuelo said last week at the launch of the Coconut National Export Strategy, or CocoNES. The CocoNES, Panuelo said, will serve as the master plan for a "su
By Mar-Vic Cagurangan The U.S. military is testing Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system in Guam, which is part of the Pentagon’s operational buildup in the Indo- Pacific region aimed at countering China's threats. One of the two Iron Dome air-and-missile defense batteries recently purchased by the U.S. Army has been deployed to Guam where it stays until this month as part of “Operation Iron Island.” The operation is testing the system’s capabilities and refining the air
By Pacific Island Times News Staff A 69-year-old woman, who was dead on arrival at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Nov. 19, became Guam's 263rd Covid-19-related fatality. She was unvaccinated and tested positive on that day. The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported three new cases of Covid-19 out of 212 tests performed on Nov. 21. To date, there have been a total of 19,092 officially reported cases, 263 deaths, 1,874 cases in active isolation, and 16,955 not i
Saipan-- Nineteen additional individuals have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. This brings the CNMI total to 457 cases since March 28, 2020.
The individuals were identified and confirmed through surveillance testing on Nov. 19, 2021. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored.
The community is reminded to practice the 3 W's: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.
Since Oct. 28, 2021, there have been 166 new cases, of which 107 were i
By Pacific Island Times News Staff President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Bill, once signed into law, would guarantee to fund a new hospital on Guam, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said. “The most significant opportunity for our community in the Build Back Better Bill is the allocation of at least $347.5 million for our new hospital, which is a direct investment for our people," the governor said. "The Covid-19 pandemic has only underscored the importance of prioritiz
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has approved the Port Authority of Guam’s request for a $17.9 million grant under the Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. The grant will partially cover the financing of the Port Authority's $22 million project involving upgrades to wharves F1 through F6 to support ship-to-shore gantry crane operations. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrer