A 65-year-old man became Guam's 109th Covid-19 fatality on the eve of Thanksgiving.

The patient died atthe Guam Memorial Hospital around 11:02 a.m. today. He had underlying conditions and was admitted to GMH on Oct. 22 and was a known positive case. 

"There is no pain like losing a loved one. To his family and friends, please accept our condolences and sympathies," said Gov.  Lou Leon Guerrero. "As we lose more and more of...

Due to an unabated surge in Covid-19 positive cases, this year's Thanksgiving celebration deviates from Guam's tradition of culinary feast and long hours of revelry.

Your Thanksgiving dinner should not have more than five, or expect cops knocking on your door.

The Guam Police Department will take the lead in enforcing the government's social gathering restrictions and other mandates related to the governor's public health emerg...

  With the culmination of a five-year effort to gather a breadth of geospatial data and display it on an interactive digital atlas, the four main islands of the Federated States of Micronesia are now more easily researched than any other island in the Pacific, including Hawaii, Guam and Fiji. 

The Digital Atlas of Micronesia launched on Nov. 1 and is a free and available resource for anyone to use at https://islandatl...

November 24, 2020

The first batch of stranded citizens is scheduled for repatriation on Dec. 5, but Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo is not ready to reopen the nation and receive visitors.

“Until every person is vaccinated, our border must remain closed—but we remain committed to bringing our stranded citizens home safely,” Panuelo said in a statement announcing the FSM government’s preparation for the return of 41 str...

Two Covid-19 patients died on Tuesday, bringing Guam's death count to 108.

The Joint Information Center reported the death of a 48-year-old man at the U.S. Naval Hospital. The patient died around  6:50 p.m. last night. He had  underlying conditions that were further compounded by Covid-19. He tested positive on Nov. 21 and was admitted to USNH on Nov. 24. 

JIC earlier reported the death of a 55-year-old woman...

Rent payment assistance is now available for Guam's small businesses struggling to keep their operations afloat due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The governor's office today announced the establishment a $3-million Small Business Rent Assistance Grant Program funded through the federal CARES Act. Awards will equate to two months' rent or $15,000, whichever is less, to be used for rents paid or unpaid during the pandemic period...

The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced a  $16.7-million education grant for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Marshall Islands.

DOI said the supplemental education assistance, as provided for under the implementing legislation of the Compact of Free Association through the U.S. Department of Education, supports the education sectors in both countries and was awarded for use during fiscal y...

November 23, 2020

GPA has just proposed a nearly 28 percent increase in the fuel surcharge on its customers' power bills, raising the surcharge from 8.6 cents a kilowatt hour to 11 cents a kilowatt hour.

The timing is awful and the economic situation is dire.  You have people unemployed, trying to help their kids with distance-learning, struggling to pay their bills and their unemployment running out, and you want to put this additional burden...

IT&E and Docomo Pacific on Monday announced the arrival of iPhone 12 family to Guam and the CNMI. 

IT&E  offers the new iPhone 12 family of devices on the 4G LTE network in both territories.

In a separate announcement, Docomo said the iPhone 12 is "Apple’s first 5G capable device. Docomo Pacific has the only 5G network in the Marianas and will be able to deliver 5G speeds to iPhone 12 owners very early in 2021."

According to...

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Of $117 million budget from the CARES Act, the Department of...

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