By Pacific Island Times News Staff While applauding Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s announcement to extend her administration's stimulus grants under the Prugraman Salappe, Sen, James Moylan said the chief executive's financial plans remain vague. "I was hoping to hear more details on actual plans and funding sources versus what seemed like a speech more aligned for a political pocket meeting," Moylan said in a statement following the governor's state of the island address on Wednes
By Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero Following is the transcript of Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero's state of the island address delivered before the 36th Guam Legislature on June 22, 2022 Madame Speaker Therese Terlaje, Chief Justice Phillip Carbullido, Delegate Michael San Nicolas, members of the 36th Guam Legislature, Mayor Jesse Alig, Mayors and Vice Mayors, members of the Diplomatic Corp,my First Gentleman Jeff Cook, distinguished guests, family, friends—and all those tuning in virt
Governor announces new cash aid for struggling residents, proposes $100 monthly credit for power ratepayers By Mar-Vic Cagurangan Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Wednesday painted a buoyant picture of Guam after four years of her tenure that was tested by the Covid-19 pandemic and sustained by an unprecedented stream of federal aid. Despite the inflation crisis that shrinks the residents’ purchasing power, the governor said the island is headed to a resurgent economy. “I am proud t
FSM gears up for Aug. 1 reopening of nation's borders By Pacific Island Times News Staff The Federated States of Micronesia prepares to ease entry restrictions and accept international travelers when it reopens the nation's borders on Aug. 1.
“It has been two and a half years since our nation closed its borders. I have done everything I can to keep this country safe during this pandemic since Jan. 31, 2020," FSM President David Panuelo said. "I cannot keep our borders closed
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is scheduled to make a visit to U.S. Naval Base Guam tomorrow, bringing more than 5,000 sailors to the island during the ship’s first port call this year. According to the Navy, the aircraft carrier's port stop will provide the crew an opportunity to tour the island, get some rest and relaxation and participate in community service events. Several Ronald Reagan sailors are Guam nat
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration today announced the awarding of a $1.2 million grant to Guam Community College to support its workforce development programs. The grant will support renovations and improvements to GCC's Guam Workforce Development Center, which hosts programs that are projected to create 1,800 jobs and retain 200 jobs, according to GCC's estimates. Awarded through CARES Act Recovery Assistance