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January 22, 2020

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January 10, 2020

 Recently, I read a press release from the Federated States of Micronesia that gave me hope for my Chuukese families. Noting that it takes its citizens’ concerns seriously, the FSM national government...

January 7, 2020

Saipan— Some of the Northern Marianas’ high school seniors were asked recently if they plan to return to the islands after graduating from college.

I don’t see the point of that question.

We’re talking...

January 6, 2020

“The very definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting change.” -- Albert Einstein

All human existence dwells between two points -- fear and hope, the two extre...

January 3, 2020

 2020 will be a year of optimism and anxiety. If nothing impedes the Department of Defense’s schedule, the Marines from Okinawa would begin arriving on Guam “in the first half of the 2020s.” This is t...

January 2, 2020

 2019 has been a busy year for Guam tourism. The Guam Visitors Bureau announced in October that the final two months of Fiscal Year 2019 broke new records, resulting in Guam achieving its best fiscal...

December 31, 2019

 My heart sighed upon seeing Greg Champion’s Facebook post about the passing of my first boss on Guam, Lee Holmes. Mr. Holmes, as we all called him, passed away in December in San Diego.

 I worked for...

I was cleaning the bathroom at the American Medical Center in Mangilao the other day when a thought popped in my head: toilets are like albatrosses in that they are both typically large-mouthed, porce...

December 23, 2019

 Saipan — The last time I experienced the Christmas holidays in Manila was 26 years ago. Which means that I’ve already lived half of my life, so far, on “foreign land” — the Marianas, which ceased to...

December 8, 2019

 I have never set foot on Yap. But I have heard much about life in the most traditional state of the Federated States of Micronesia. Many Yapese friends, family members as well as former students at X...

December 6, 2019

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 In formal conferences, public meetings and private conversat...

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