By Mar-Vic Cagurangan The Office of Public Accountability has red-flagged several anomalies in the government of Guam's disbursement of federal grants received in 2021, resulting in $41.7 million in questioned costs. The OPA cited unjustified sole-source and emergency procurements, unnecessary spending, expenditures that were not supported by accounting records and noncompliance with the reporting requirements among several deficiencies. GovGuam and its line agencies’ federal
By Lance Cpl. Gadiel Zaragoza Koror-- - U.S. Marines and sailors with Task Force Koa Moana 22, I Marine Expeditionary Force, continued improvements on the Joint Range Complex in Ngchesar, Palau from June 27 to July 15.
The Joint Range Complex is a firing range where U.S. military and Palauan law enforcement can conduct firearms training to increase their readiness and skills necessary within their field. The range complex consists of a 250 feet long, 135 feet wide shooting
By Aurora Kohn Returning from her trip to Washington D.C., Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Wednesday said she had the opportunity to meet with federal officials to discuss some pressing issues affecting Guam such as labor, immigration and defense. The governor said she met with Kelli Ann Burriesci, Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for the Office of Strategy Policy and Plans, and Capt. Paul Grett of the U.S. Coast Guard to discuss the issue of Chinese nationa
By Mar-Vic Cagurangan Dirt was turned on the Ukudu power plant project and a ribbon was cut for the official launch of the Mangilao solar farm during back-to-back events, which officials said marked “a tremendous step” toward Guam’s goal to reduce reliance on fossil fuel and become 100 percent powered by renewable energy by 2045. “Both milestone projects are crucial to the reliability of our system and the affordability of our service to our ratepayers, not only today but on
By Pacific Island Times News Staff A 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on July 13, raising Guam's death toll to 377. According to the Joint Information Center, the patient was fully vaccinated without a booster, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on the same day he died. Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 150 new cases of Covid-19 from 1,086 specimens collected July 19. Twenty-fou
By Pacific Island Times News Staff A new study conducted by the Palau International Coral Reef Center or PICR and the Center Scientifique de Monaco found plastic waste has polluted Palau’s islands, reefs and beaches. The researchers sampled seawater, sediments and beach sand throughout Palau’s islands for tiny plastic particles. Significant amounts of plastic were detected in every sample. “Palau was chosen as a study site for this experiment because our reefs are considered