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There is a saying among engineers that “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse,” which seems to describe the state of the U.S. and Guam economies.

As I write this, I reflect on how muc...

Allowing upward mobility for old-time public employees could provide a long-term solution to impending gaps in government of Guam workforce, according to Sen. Sabina Perez.

“In five years, the governme...

December 4, 2019

When Bill Gates announced that he was going to spend his wealth in his lifetime to help make the world a better place, he was proclaiming that public service is a goal worthy of pursuing. It’s too bad...

September 20, 2019

Our island has serious problems. There is a growing “meth driven’ crime wave that is getting more invasive, and more violent every day. We have an education crisis where our schools are literally fall...

September 5, 2019

We all have others to whom we must listen and by whom we are held accountable. These are often those whom we serve such as our parents, our family, our friends. Sometimes, we will be held accountable...

August 31, 2019

Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense,” writes, “Common sense is the least common thing of all,” especially when it comes to government finances.

In what world does it make sense to dramatically increa...

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Ba1 rating, with a stable outlook, to the government of Guam’s $30 million general obligation bond.

The announcement was made today and follows Gov. Lou Leon Gu...

Guam Fire Department is in the process of procuring NG911, but may be missing out on the latest technology


 

 It’s 2019 and the world has gone digital. But the current 911 systems in many U.S. jurisdic...

January 6, 2019

On a scale of 1 to 10 ,  GovGuam’s fiscal health and performance scores 2.19

Guam taxpayers paid the government of Guam a total of $746.3 million, or $4,368 per capita, as of Sept. 30, 2017. During the...

All tax revenue, according to the American humorist P.J. O’Rourke, is the result of holding a gun to the taxpayer’s head. “Not paying taxes is against the law. If you don't pay your taxes, you'll be f...

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