August 8, 2020

Most Pacific island countries and territories may be the envy of the world for being coronavirus-free, but as far as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned, these sun-and-sand destinations are not safe for travelers.

The CDC has designated a level 3 warning for all islands in the region, advising travelers to avoid nonessential travel to these locations — most of which have not reported any Covid-19 positive...

                                                      USS Theodore Roosevelt

The U.S. military is accelerating its operational tempo in the Indo-Pacific region — with Guam as its showcase— to send a signal for deterrence amid China’s growing aggression in its peripheries.  

In the air, the U...

August 8, 2020

                                                                       Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero

While imposing new restrictions amid the resurgence of the Covid-19 crisis on Guam, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said she has no plans to revert the island to Pandemic...

August 8, 2020

Despite the spike in the number of young people testing positive for Covid-19, the Guam Department of Education is still pushing forward with the opening of schools on Aug. 17.

 “Right now, we’re following the superintendent’s recommendation and his plan,” Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio said at Friday’s press conference. 

He noted that some jurisdictions, where lawsuits are looming, have made decisions that forced schools to open...

August 8, 2020

The Center for Disease Control's new travel warning advises travelers to avoid "nonessential travel" to Guam.

"Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel to Guam," CDC said.

Noting that "Covid-19 risk in Guam is high," CDC warned travelers that, "If you get sick in Guam and need medical care, resources may be limited."

"Some examples of...

August 7, 2020

Covid-19 testings detected 52 new cases in just one week, and most of them were traced at funerals and bars, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said today.

The governor said the significant spike in numbers has prompted her to impose new restrictions and to extend the public health emergency indefinitely.

"While our test positivity rate remains below 2 percent, we are acting now to prevent a healthcare crisis before it begins. Until there i...

August 6, 2020

Saipan— In mid-July, the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services announced possible furloughs and closure of some of its field offices due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a significant decrease in visa applications and processes. Both factors resulted in a revenue decline for this fee-funded agency, which reported a $571 million year-end deficit. USCIS has requested the U.S.  Congress for a $1.2 billion emergency appropriation.

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August 6, 2020

Docomo Pacific launched Mobile 5G network on Guam and the CNMI Thursday, allowing subscribers to experience speeds of up to 250Mbps download and up to 15Mbps upload on their mobile devices.

"5G is more than speed. It’s the gateway for Guam and the CNMI to enter the next level of innovation and technology," said Roderick Boss, president and CEO of Docomo Pacific. 

"Think self-driving vehicles, fully integrated home IoT, VR a...

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Palikir, Pohnpei— The Pohnpei-based MV Micronesian Navigators will postpone its regular field trip to Chuuk. Instead, it will leave Pohnpei on Aug. 8 to provide immediate assistance to citizens stranded on the...

August 6, 2020

 From left: Private First Class Kimo Kenner with girlfriend, Jana Soulmai; Specialist Neo Hashimoto with his mother, Keiko Hashimoto; Staff Sgt. Manolito Molinos pins a ribbon on his son, Mason Molinos. Members of Task Force Guatdia (SecFor3 Unit) were honored during a ceremony at the Barrigada Readiness Complex in Barrigada as they embarked on a security mission to guard  the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense site at A...

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