By Aurora Kohn The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services today reminded the public that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over despite the continuing low numbers of new infections. “Truly, Covid is not done with us. We are mentally and emotionally ready to be done with Covid, but unfortunately, it is not ready to quit us yet,” said Dr. Annette David, senior epidemiologist for Guam's State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. Dr. Ann Pobutsky, Guam’s territorial epide
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific awarded an $83 million firm-fixed price contract to Black Construction Corp. on May 13 for the design and construction of wharf improvements at Naval Base Guam.
“This is welcome news for Naval Base Guam as it will help modernize our facilities,” said Capt. Michael Luckett, NBG commanding officer. “The renovation of the wharf will allow us to provide more services for vessels in order to s
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Speaker Therese Terlaje issued the following statement following the release of the committee report for Bill 291-36. “As the chairperson of the Committee on Health, regardless of my personal views on the issue of abortion and this bill, I have carried through with my duty to create a fair and accurate record of all the testimony on Bill 291, for any subsequent legislative deliberation and debate on this bill, and so that senators contemplat
By Aurora Kohn Delegate Michael San Nicolas on Tuesday vowed to provide Guam a more efficient and responsive government if elected governor. “We will earn back the public’s trust in our government and thereafter initiate bold action plans to tackle the cost of living, affordable housing, economic diversification and highly skilled workforce development, all to make living on Guam actually livable,” San Nicolas said during his speech before members of the Rotary Club of Tumon
By Aurora Kohn Chief Federal Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood has upheld the federal restrictions on the hiring of foreign pilots for Guam aircraft. The decision was related to the U.S. government’s lawsuit against Hansen Helicopters Inc. and its executives John Walker and Phillip Kapp. In a May 11 order, the district court denied Hansen Helicopters’ motion to prevent the government from presenting evidence showing violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations and the Federal
By Pacific Island Times News Staff As part of the tourism month celebration, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will be welcoming a group of Japanese ambassadors to assist with recovery efforts in the Japan market from May 17 -22. The ambassadors were selected through GVB’s #HereWeGuam contest in Japan out of a pool of more than 500 participants. The first wave of ambassadors flew to Guam in February and participated in optional tours that featured marine sports, hiking, wellness