July 3, 2020

Team Andersen Airmen participate in the 75th Annual Guam Liberation Day Parade July 21, 2019 in Hagatna, Guam. File photo Airman 1st Class Amir R. Young/US Air Force

With the upcoming Guam Liberation Day and 4th of July commemoration, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero called for reflection on the past struggles and triumphs of the island.

At the same time, the governor reminds the community that the world is once again at war....

On June 24, the Guam Visitors Bureau launched an online campaign designed to reassure visitors that Guam was a safe and healthy destination. A GVB video titled “Visit Guam Safely” begins with greetings from former governor Carl T. C. Gutierrez, in his signature sunny yellow shirt, and features the local mascot Che’lu the Ko’ko’ Bird demonstrating to travelers what they can expect when they come to Guam in the “new Covid-19 saf...

Six new cases of Covid-19 were reported today. Of the six, two cases tested positive for Covid-19 by the  Department of Public Health and Social Services , two cases tested positive by the Department of Defense, one case tested positive from the Diagnostic Laboratory Service, and one case tested positive from the Guam Memorial Hospital. 

DPHSS tested 359 individuals for Covid-19 on Thursday, July 2, with conclusive results...

Container homes? It is just that – a home made from steel shipping containers. Given the prohibitive cost of building or buying a home, many households on Guam embrace storage containers as an alternative solution to create more affordable homes.

“Containers have been used for many things on Guam for quite a while including makeshift homes and room additions,” said Sharon Price, director of marketing and events a...

July 2, 2020

The Tsubaki Tower has officially opened its doors, celebrating a new milestone in Guam tourism despite the industry pause.

During the quiet of Covid-19 lockdown, Guam felt simpler with closed businesses and limited gatherings. As the island slowly reopens, the atmosphere still feels incomplete with the lack of tourists. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero earlier planned to reopen  tourism on July 1, but spikes in Covid-19 pr...

While travel demand remains a fraction of what it was at the end of 2019, customers are slowly returning to flying with a preference for leisure destinations, trips to reunite with friends and family, and getaways to places that encourage social distancing, according to United Airlines. 

United today announced it is tripling the size of its August schedule compared to its June 2020 schedule, adding nearly 25,000 domestic and in...

Nine persons tested positive for Covid-19 from Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) today, raising Guam's tally to 280, according to the Joint Information Center. Of the cases tested positive by DLS, eight cases reported household contact to confirmed cases.

Last night, four cases tested positive by DPHSS and were reported by, JIC Among the four cases confirmed by GPHL, three were identified through community outreach and two c...

July 2, 2020

Recently, like most parts of the world, Guam has also been battling an unseen force. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an air of worry and uncertainty for people all over the world. In a rare event that will go down in history, a worldwide imposed lockdown has caused all regular activities to be halted, and citizens are urged to stay at home.

Since the unexpected lockdown, many of us were forced to improvise, including schools...

Get Safe Online, a non-profit organization based in the UK, has launched a cybersecurity campaign against online scams affecting business in the Pacific region.

Websites for nine Pacific Island countries, which went online on July 1, aimed at providing online resources for the Pacific’s vital business operators.

The aim of the Pacific campaign is to raise awareness in each country’s business community of risks and saf...

June 29, 2020

Forty days and forty nights In early January 2020, the coronavirus pandemic emerged as an existential threat to humanity.

Like a thunderous biologic tidal wave, the murderous Covid-19 virus brusquely overwhelmed a disbelieving and unprepared world.

Now, this terrifying pandemic has infected more than 10 million people and killed more than 500,000 poor souls across the planet.

Globally, lockdown measures like the quarantine of...

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