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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

                                                   Census taker interviews an FSM citizen in this May 2019 file photo 

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The populat...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The government of Guam’s total public debt ticked past $2.6 billion as of 2017, leaving every Guam citizen in debt of $16,106.2, according to the Government Accountability Office’s public debt outlook for U.S. territories.

GAO noted that GovGuam’s borrowings were driven...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

GAO: Military’s efforts to preserve historic properties leave much to be desired

The Department of Defense, although tasked by the National Historic Preservation Act as a steward of historic properties, has shown a lackadaisical performance in the execution of this duty...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) approaches the pier while returning home to Guam, June 29.

Photo by U.S. Navy/CSSN Jonathan Perez

Manpower shortages at Navy shipyards have been causing significant backlogs in maintenance of attack submarines that remain idle for long period...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

One ship carrying Agent Orange stopped on Guam en route to Vietnam

AT least one ship carrying Agent Orange stopped on Guam on its way to Vietnam but no record exists showing that any cargo actually landed, according to the Government Accountability Office’s newly releas...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

There’s Agent Orange at Andersen Air Force Base, detectable nuclear fallout from Pacific testing and Polychlorinated biphenyls in Merizo. Now, add anthrax to the list of contaminants dumped on Guam by the U.S. military.

In May 2015, a Pentagon scandal broke out when the...

Friday, June 8, 2018

GAO says both countries have no clear fiscal plans for 2023 transition

Achieving fiscal stability will likely be a challenge for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Marshall Islands once they wean from the grants under the Compacts of Free Association...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

But even defense officials don’t know what on earth it means

  “Rebalancing to the Pacific” is a phrase that has been tossed around a lot since President Obama announced in 2011 that the United States would turn its attention to Asia Pacific and make the U.S. military p...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Amid China’s announcement that its new missile called the "Guam killer" is now in service, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report noting some operational impediments being faced in the Pacific by the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...

Friday, April 13, 2018

But recruiting, retaining doctors is a serious problem

For many years, U.S. military veterans--an estimated 50,000 of them--scattered throughout the Pacific in places like Guam, Saipan and American Samoa, have loudly complained of second rate medical treatment they've r...

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