The Committee with Legislative Oversight of the Hagåtña Restoration and Redevelopment Authority (HRRA) is seeking to scrutinize seven unidentified documents which, according to committee chair Sen. Kelly Marsh (Taitano), cost up to $497,000 or more of taxpayer dollars to produce.

 “A couple of these documents, labeled 'Final,' were paid out in full last April,” Marsh (Taitano) noted. “I have been asking for copies of some of th...

January 18, 2020

Taal, Batangas —  A journalist’s most important weapon right now is the N95 mask, not so much the pen or voice recorder. Maybe of equal importance is the mobile phone, which can do a lot of things for you. But without a mask, you won't be able to last 20 minutes covering the Taal volcano eruption. Thus the price of this extremely in-demand item has shot up from P30 to as high as P500 a piece. Some unscrupulous busine...

January 17, 2020

 Local economists and industry stakeholders are quite cautious but generally upbeat. Guam’s economy is positioned for continued and likely increasing modest growth in 2020 and 2021, according to government economist Gary Hiles.

“There are leading indications that the three primary sources of inflows of funds to Guam from tourism, federal expenditures, and construction capital investment are likely to simultaneously increase up...

The Army Corps of Engineers is spending $4.5 million to study how to fortify the Marianas against future storms like Super Typhoon Yutu, according to Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan.

Congress made the funds available to areas hit by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Tropical Storm Gita, Typhoon Mangkhut and Yutu. Recommendations from the studies will give the Marianas access to $740 million in construction funds Congr...


 

Senator Therese Terlaje has introduced a bill that would expand current reporting requirements for non-profit organizations that  receive funding through the government of Guam.


Bill 267-35 specifically includes the option for termination of funding if reporting requirements are not followed. The bill also calls for funding sources to be acknowledged on all non-profit or sub-grantee program advertisements.

The bill's int...

From left, Edward Untalan, secretary-treasurer, Catherine S. Castro, Chamber president, Christine Baleto, board chairwoman, Joe Arnett, immediate past chairman,Christopher Duenas, Special Executive Committee member.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce announced today that the Board of Directors elected its officers for the 2020 Administrative Year. 

Christine Baleto, Chief Financial Officer of Docomo Pacific and Mas...

The Imposition of the Sacred Pallium on Archbishop Michael Byrnes will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna, according to the Archdiocese of Agaña.

A special pallium Mass will be celebrated on that day. The imposition will be done by Pope Francis’ representative, His Excellency the Most Rev. Novatus Rugambwa, D.D., the Apostolic Delegate to the Pacific Ocean.

A pallium is a t...

Former Guam resident teaches course on territories at Yale law school

                                      From left, Kyla Eastling, Neil Weare, James Campbell. Photo courtesy of Neil Weare

Ask most attorneys whether they learned anything about Guam or other U.S. territories in law school, and all you are likely to get back is a blank star...

Shipping records obtained from the territorial Department of Agriculture revealed that there were 137 individuals who imported nearly 9,000 fighting birds onto Guam over the last three years, according to the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) and Animal Wellness Action (AWA).

The advocacy groups suspect that these “importers” were either cockfighters or “cockfighting brokers” who sold birds to others involved in the sport. The a...

January 14, 2020

                                                                 Taal volcano began erupting on Sunday. Photo courtesy of GMA News Network

                  

Manila — Jan. 12 was a quiet...

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