By Sylvester Kajur Majuro-- Flying into the Marshall Islands has been no easy feat since March 2020. One needs to register on repatriation flights with the RMI Safe Travelers Program, show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 and undergo intense quarantine and testing procedures.
But as the world now sits on the edge of its seat waiting for the Marshall Islands to reopen, events beyond its borders have caused chaos. In fact, it may end up forcing the government in Ma
By Pacific Island Times News Staff With much of Guam’s marine habitats unmapped and unseen by many, a joint project between researchers at the University of Guam and the University of Miami is using NASA technology to create 3D maps and reveal what lies beneath the surface. The project has placed Guam at the global forefront for having the highest resolution and most accurate coral reef maps in the world. Researchers Ved Chirayath of the University of Miami and formerly of NA
By Pacific island Times News Staff Sumitomo Matsui Construction Co. will soon begin the construction of the Port Authority of Guams' $46 million Hotel Wharf construction project touted to support military readiness by facilitating the operations of defense assets at the port. Officials said the development of the H-Wharf increases vessel berth capacity for cargo and cruise ships allowing for future homeporting of cruise liners. "With the impending military buildup and the nee
BPT rollback, agricultural expansion, bureaucratic reforms among GOP ticket's top priorities By Pacific Island Times News Staff Fiscal stability and economic recovery begin with rightsizing the government and implementing low taxes, the Camacho-Ada team said, unveiling the Republican Party's campaign platform as they flex their political muscle for this year's gubernatorial race. Gubernatorial candidate Felix P. Camacho, a former two-term governor, and his running mate Sen. V
By Aurora Kohn Covid-19 will continue producing new variants as long as infection cases are high elsewhere in the world, said Dr. Robert Leon Guerrero, interim medical officer of the Department of Public Health and Social Services. He added that most of the new variants are coming from countries in the Far East like Taiwan, India and the Philippines. Latest data indicated that 60 percent of the Covid-19 infections in the U.S. were caused by the B4 and B5 variants, which origi
By Mar-Vic Cagurangan A big chunk of the government's revenue collections for the Guam Highway Special Revenue (GHF) and the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) in fiscal 2021 was expended on mayors' salaries, according to the Office of Public Accountability. OPA's audit found that GHF and CPF revenues increased by $483,000, from $20.1 million in fiscal 2020 to $20.6 million in fiscal 2021. "However, similar to prior years, $9.3 million, or 43 percent, of FY 2021 total expenditures w