Infections surge prompts businesses and restaurants to temporarily shut down By Pacific Island Times News Staff With infections rapidly surging within a week, the Federated States of Micronesia today reported its first Covid-related death in Pohnpei. "The deceased is an elderly man who possessed comorbidities. I have not been provided information on the deceased's vaccination status," said Richard Clark, spokesman for the FSM government. Clark said Vice President Yosiwo P. G
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 459 new cases of Covid-19 from 6,755 specimens analyzed from tests administered from July 20 to 24. The number of cases is broken down as follows: July 25: 38 of 1,136 test positive July 24: 121 of 1,133 test positive July 23: 91 of 1,557 test positive July 22: 61 of 1,404 test positive July 21: 148 of 1,505 test positive Sixty-two of the cases reported today are thr
Leon Guerrero says the US must invest more in Pacific territories By Mar-Vic Cagurangan Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has expressed support for the Federated States of Micronesia’s move to oppose China’s proposed “action plan” for the Pacific island states, advising island governments to be vigilant against the communist nation’s attempts to control domestic affairs. “Guam stands with you and your effort to minimize China's efforts to control Pacific governments, assets and resource
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero today advised residents to use face masks indoors, warning that "evolving variants " coupled with "waning health practices" contribute to the spike in new Covid-19 cases. "To be clear: this is not a reinstatement of restrictions. This is a precautionary recommendation and a kind reminder that we each can continue to do our part in this phase of the pandemic," the governor said in a special video message. Reiterating th
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The Guam Pro-Life Coalition, claiming 100,000 supporters, vowed to actively campaign for "anti-abortion" candidates. "While this pledge is intended for every candidate running for any office, we are especially paying attention to incumbents when the Guam Heartbeat Act comes before them for a vote," the coalition said in a statement. Introduced by Sen. Telena Cruz Nelson, the Guam Heartbeat Act of 2022 would prohibit abortion for women in the
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Docomo Pacific today announced the opening of its retail store on Tinian to serve customers on the island. The new Docomo store is located at the FPA building. "Customers are encouraged to visit for product or service questions, making a payment, or to hear about the latest promotions and ways to save," Docomo said in a press release.