February 21, 2020

Guam is moving ahead with a law that will bump the minimum wage to $8.75 effective March 1.

Giving business owners a piece of advice on human resource management, Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerrero and Speaker Tina Muna Barnes have declined the Guam Chamber of Commerce’s request for a six-month moratorium on the minimum wage raise in the wake of what the business group called "economic apocalypse" resulting from coronavirus scare.

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A fragment of Acropora pulchra grows on one of the coral trees in the Piti Coral Ocean Nursery in November 2019. Photo by Laurie Raymundo

A working alliance among coral reef scientists and managers related to reef restoration, rehabilitation and damage mitigation has been formalized through the Guam Reef Restoration and Intervention Partnership (GRRIP) launched on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed among the University of Guam...

February 19, 2020

                                                               The coronavirus scae is affecting Guam tourism.

Citing the economic impact of the novel coronavirus scare,  the Guam Chamber of Commerce is asking the government to take immediate action on its request for deferment of...

February 19, 2020

The University of Guam has been commended in an interim accreditation review for its work to enhance student success, develop institutional data, and improve the review process for its degree programs.

The university submitted an interim report in November 2019 as a requirement of its reaffirmation of accreditation in 2016. The report was reviewed in January by a panel of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior C...

Results from Guam’s latest Waste Composition Study (WCS) will be presented at the Bureau of Statistics and Plans 5th Assembly of Planners’ (BSP) Symposium at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

The WCS data and results will be presented by the Zero Waste Guam Working Group during the Zero Waste track at the symposium themed “Creating a Clear Vision in a Changing Climate.”

The WCS was done through a memorandum of u...

Sen. James Moylan today filed a resolution proposing to amend the 35th Guam Legislature's standing rules to require a travel justification report whenever any member or staff of the legislature travels off-island for official business using legislative fund.

According to a travel statement  posted on  the 35th Guam Legislature's website,  a total of  $66,781.81 was expended between February and October...

February 17, 2020

Our region is at a critical juncture in the novel coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) outbreak. While the vast majority of cases are still in China, as of 14 February the virus has also been confirmed in 24 other countries on several continents. And there are now cases of local transmission in several countries, increasing the risk of onward spread.  
 
The latest information suggests that the virus may be more transmissi...

Palikir-- Federated States of Micronesia President David W. Panuelo has signed Public Law 21-76, which prohibits the importation of one-time-use disposable styrofoam, plastic bags and plastic food service items such as plates, cups, eating utensils.
 
The new law takes effect on July 1 this year.

 
The new law states that "nothing shall prevent a person from importing reusable, or recycled styrofoam, plastic foo...

February 15, 2020

 Saipan — So far, the news headlines here are about the Public School System’s funding woes; unhappy teachers who are on the verge of staging protest actions; lawmakers critical of the governor; government-funded travels; a federal investigation involving a casino; and corruption allegations.

As usual, those who believe that we are living in the worst of times are unaware of what actually happened in the past.

Forty years ago, t...

February 14, 2020

After initially announcing plans to expand its services to Guam this summer, Philippine Airlines has now backtracked on those plans.

According Philippine Airlines' international flight timetable, the additional twice-weekly flights that was planned (PR2110/PR2111) to start March 5, 2020 has been removed. Travelers will not be able to see or book these flights on the airline's website which were scheduled to depart Manila on Thu...

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