By Mar-Vic Cagurangan The Federated States of Micronesia is a component of America’s homeland defense and Yap will play a role in the U.S. military repositioning in the region, according to FSM President David Panuelo. While there are no plans for permanent basing in Yap, the U.S. Department of Defense intends to use the state’s airport and seaport facilities for military operations when needed. “With the approval of and in consultation with the leadership of Yap, the FSM wil
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Guam will receive $11.9 million from the $26 billion opioid agreement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson and the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal, McKesson,and AmerisourceBergen, Attoeney General Leevin Camacho announced. The defendants will start releasing funds to a national administrator on April 2, 2022, with the first payments expected to be made to Guam by this summer.
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By Pacific Island Times News Staff Guam today reported six more Covid-19 related fatalities, raising the island's death toll to 328. The 323rd fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Feb. 23. The patient was a 74-year-old female, fully vaccinated with a booster, who had underlying health conditions and tested positive on February 11. The 324th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on Feb. 23. The patient was a 63-year-old male, unvaccinated, who
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Saipan-- The CNMI today reported its 30th Covid-19-related death and 117 new positive cases. The CNMI's total count is 9,595 cases since March 26, 2020. Some duplicates have been removed. As of Feb. 27, there were five Covid-related hospital admissions. Three are vaccinated and two are partially vaccinated. Of the 117 new cases identified on Feb. 26, nine were identified on Tinian, and seven on Rota. The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
Given the events of the last few days, and against the background of sometimes over-simplified pacifist sentiments of the world community, I want to provide a historical context to understand what we are dealing with. The military invasion of Ukraine is somewhat paradoxical, and lacking in historical context. On one hand, we have clear evidence that this latest aggression in the foreign policy arena is an obvious and predictable consequence of the impunity of the Russian regi
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The Guam Power Authority is anticipated to save an estimated $15 million over six years through the refinancing of its 2012 Series A revenue bonds, according to Sen. Joe San Agustin. Senators on Friday passed San Agustin's Bill 212-36, which would authorize GPA and the Guam Economic Development Authority to go to the bond market for the refinancing of this bond. “We are fortunate that GPA is looking at creative ways to save millions of doll