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GPA airs concerns over net metering

GPA airs concerns over net metering

DURING yesterday’s public hearing on Bill 326, the...

DRT set to start deeding out properties with delinquent taxes

DRT set to start deeding out properties with delinquent taxes

THE Department of Revenue and Taxation yesterday w...

$17M spent to renovate, expand Lotte Duty Free concession

$17M spent to renovate, expand Lotte Duty Free concession

LOTTE Duty Free’s takeover of the retail concessio...

SNAP: Wadeson not only priest accused of sexual misconduct

SNAP: Wadeson not only priest accused of sexual misconduct

ARCHBISHOP Anthony Apuron owes Guam Catholics an a...

Joel Joseph sends Freedom of Information Act to Calvo

Joel Joseph sends Freedom of Information Act to Calvo

LOCAL veterinarian Joel Joseph has sent a Freedom ...

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    Confidence makes for good news

    The first is Tuesday’s announcement by Ken Corp. that it plans to build a five-star, 300-room hotel near Hotel Nikko in Tumon. And yesterday, the GovGuam fiscal team was able to refinance $85 million in Guam Waterwor Read more...

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    Start at Adelup

    It was obvious that a lot of hard work went into the planning and set up so the public could enjoy the festivities. As is the case year after year, volunteers clearly devoted hours of tedious work and creativity to pro Read more...

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    A service learning dilemma

    According to a report from Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez, just about half of the GDOE students who will be entering grade 12 next month have not completed the 60 hours of service learning th Read more...

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    Not so fast, Israel!

    At that time, the new state of Israel enjoyed considerable sympathy in Europe and in the United States – most likely as a result of guilt and shame over the Holocaust. And our support for Israel was based on a misund Read more...

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    A tribute to Guam’s liberators

    I took time out to create/adapt additional lyrics to the ever-popular “Uncle Sam, Please Come Back to Guam” song. I arranged the music for four-part a capella singing, and performed it before the vets and their fam Read more...

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    A tribute to my friend

    Ben and I have been very close friends for over 30 years. We started our friendship as employees for FHP, then as senatorial colleagues which grew to friendship forever. There are very few people that you can really sa Read more...

  • Editorial

  • Letter to editor

  • Lifestyle & Entertainment

  • Business

  • No Image Available
    Confidence makes for good news

    The first is Tuesday’s announcement by Ken Corp. that it plans to build a five-star, 300-room hotel near Hotel Nikko in Tumon. And yesterday, the GovGuam fiscal team was able to refinance $85 million in Guam Waterwor Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Start at Adelup

    It was obvious that a lot of hard work went into the planning and set up so the public could enjoy the festivities. As is the case year after year, volunteers clearly devoted hours of tedious work and creativity to pro Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A service learning dilemma

    According to a report from Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez, just about half of the GDOE students who will be entering grade 12 next month have not completed the 60 hours of service learning th Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Not so fast, Israel!

    At that time, the new state of Israel enjoyed considerable sympathy in Europe and in the United States – most likely as a result of guilt and shame over the Holocaust. And our support for Israel was based on a misund Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A tribute to Guam’s liberators

    I took time out to create/adapt additional lyrics to the ever-popular “Uncle Sam, Please Come Back to Guam” song. I arranged the music for four-part a capella singing, and performed it before the vets and their fam Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A tribute to my friend

    Ben and I have been very close friends for over 30 years. We started our friendship as employees for FHP, then as senatorial colleagues which grew to friendship forever. There are very few people that you can really sa Read more...

Aquino finishes last at IAAF World Junior Championship

Aquino finishes last at IAAF World Junior Championship

AFTER winning the bronze medal in the 1,500-meter ...

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Guam swimmers continue to shine in Micro Games

Team collects 18 more medals

AFTER collecting a com...

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Guam women’s basketball team: Gold or bust at Micro games

GUAM'S national women's basketball team won the go...

Guam ties Macau 0-0

Guam ties Macau 0-0

In EAFF East Asian Cup opener

ON MONDAY night at th...

Stephens, Schulte lead Guam swimmers in Micro Games

Stephens, Schulte lead Guam swimmers in Micro Games

IT WAS a successful first day for Guam's swimmers ...

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Getting it done
Antoinette Manibusan is a crew member at the Cold Stone Creamery Yogurt Bar. She has been with the Cold Stone Creamery franchise on Guam since 2012. She said she enjoys the people she works with, and the managers treat the employees well.
Photo by Matt Weiss / Variety

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BY PAM EASTLICK

Corals and sand

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 03:00am

All we have to do is put on our snorkel and hop down to the beach, right?  Well, that's true, but if you want to snorkel over the reef I have in mind, you're going to have to go a little farther – like to Greenland.Now wait a minute, I hear you saying, there aren't any corals in Greenland. Well, that's what everybody though...

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

Tinta tears

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 03:00am

Tinta is more difficult to find, as the path lies through jungle and cow fields. Faha is easier, as it is just a walk up a hill overlooking a cemetery. The first time I visited Tinta was something I will never forget. At that time, I was working for a film crew accompanying a Japanese tour group. At Tinta, 30 Chamorro men and ...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Bastille Day in Paris

I have just finished savoring a croissant with Camembert cheese and am sipping...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

Pan American

So green, so beautiful, so sane Guam must have been to Sablan when he returned...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Summertime reading is important for academic success in the fall

However, children who continue to read during the summer months retain their r...


BY RON MCNINCH

Send in the clowns

This year will be an unusual primary season in a number of ways. There won’t...


BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

What does it take to be a real estate agent?

Depending on what state you would like to work in, the process and requirement...




BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Fulfilling a Chamorro dream

Monday, 30 Jun 2014 03:00am

In 1995, they started applying to live on the land our ancestors left us. Some people got land. Sadly, 8,600 Chamorro families are still waiting.For 20 years the dream of the late Sen. Paul Bordallo went unrealized. He created the Chamorro Land Trust Act. He took all the unused government land and placed it in trust for the Ch...

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What strikes me the most, beyond our shared histories and cultures, is the talent we have. I believe our island – and all of Micronesia – can learn from the Philippines in how to nurture our talent, create industries around the arts and humanities, and showcase our people to the world. Too often, we look to the United Stat...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Another successful school year

Spring is a time for growth, rebirth and graduations. On our little slice of h...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Grow with Guam

Kim Solomon, a teacher at George Washington High School, said, “A lot of peo...


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Guam is growing; grow with Guam

Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you today. The governor and I are...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Economic growth is for you

All around we feel the activity. We can see that Guam is busier. Look at the t...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

It’s time to move forward

I’ll be sending word to Washington in the coming days that Guam’s governor...