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GFD rescues injured hiker

GFD rescues injured hiker

GUAM Fire Department personnel rescued a hiker yes...

Schools to be rewarded for bringing down utility costs

Schools to be rewarded for bringing down utility costs

New study details public schools’ utility consumpt...

Guam Memorial Hospital to get two medical transport vehicles

Guam Memorial Hospital to get two medical transport vehicles

GUAM Memorial Hospital will get two medical transp...

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Copper wire stolen from GWA facility

(GWA) – Thieves stole more than $20,000 worth of c...

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3 stabbed at Paseo

(GFD) – Three adult men were stabbed Sunday night ...

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    Get ready for the general election

    By all accounts, the proper procedures were in place at the polls and voters cast ballots as they should have. There were no major glitches in the vote counting. The one-sided ballot is certainly out of the ordinary an Read more...

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    Happy Labor Day

    While Guam’s most conspicuous Labor Day celebration is the government of Guam picnic at Ypao Beach Park every year, in June there were 46,440 employees on private sector payrolls – more than quadruple the number of Read more...

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    Make your voice heard

    Polling sites all over the island open at 7 a.m.For a place where politics is said to be everyone’s favorite sport, it seems kind of odd that this year’s elections, which involve the race for governor, don’t seem Read more...

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    Tribute to Sen. Ben Pangelinan

    Rumors whispered that the young Ben Pangelinan would be mentored to become the future CEO of FHP on Guam. I worked split shifts as a health educator in charge of health education programs and clinical floor registered Read more...

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    School uniforms not mandatory

    According to DOE SOP #1200-001 (May 6, 2008) "students are not to be suspended for uniform violations."This means students cannot be assigned in-house suspension (such as work detail). Every parent should be told this. Read more...

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    Response to readers of the Variety

    There seems to be a wide range of issues expressed; some are old, biblical and religious, and some are more secular and refer to established political positions.First, Palestine, for me, is defined as a geographical ar Read more...

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    Get ready for the general election

    By all accounts, the proper procedures were in place at the polls and voters cast ballots as they should have. There were no major glitches in the vote counting. The one-sided ballot is certainly out of the ordinary an Read more...

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    Happy Labor Day

    While Guam’s most conspicuous Labor Day celebration is the government of Guam picnic at Ypao Beach Park every year, in June there were 46,440 employees on private sector payrolls – more than quadruple the number of Read more...

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    Make your voice heard

    Polling sites all over the island open at 7 a.m.For a place where politics is said to be everyone’s favorite sport, it seems kind of odd that this year’s elections, which involve the race for governor, don’t seem Read more...

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    Tribute to Sen. Ben Pangelinan

    Rumors whispered that the young Ben Pangelinan would be mentored to become the future CEO of FHP on Guam. I worked split shifts as a health educator in charge of health education programs and clinical floor registered Read more...

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    School uniforms not mandatory

    According to DOE SOP #1200-001 (May 6, 2008) "students are not to be suspended for uniform violations."This means students cannot be assigned in-house suspension (such as work detail). Every parent should be told this. Read more...

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    Response to readers of the Variety

    There seems to be a wide range of issues expressed; some are old, biblical and religious, and some are more secular and refer to established political positions.First, Palestine, for me, is defined as a geographical ar Read more...

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Cross country teams finding their pace

THE defending champion John F. Kennedy Islanders b...

Wings FC sweep U8, U10 titles in pre-season soccer

Wings FC sweep U8, U10 titles in pre-season soccer

(GFA) – The Wings FC swept both the U8 and U10 div...

Sharks football goes 2-0, Beats Panthers 30-14

Sharks football goes 2-0, Beats Panthers 30-14

Sojo scores two TDs

THE Guam High Panthers football...

Team Justice shoots down Paradise Fitness by 22

Team Justice shoots down Paradise Fitness by 22

ON SATURDAY, in the Shirley’s Invitational Basketb...

Men's Futsal continues with Round 4 and 5 matches

Men's Futsal continues with Round 4 and 5 matches

(GFA) – The Ambassadors picked up their first win ...

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Exercise Citadel Pacific 2014
U.S. Naval Base Guam Fire Emergency Services personnel help an individual role-playing a victim during an active-shooter training at the Joint Region Marianas headquarters as part of the annual Exercise Citadel Pacific 2014.
U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin

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  • Weekly Address

These students’ inability to complete the required reading is primarily due to the bad reading habits they have developed over the years. Below are seven suggestions parents can give their children to help them replace their bad reading habits with good ones: Keep lips still. Moving lips slows reading down to a fast talki...

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BY RON MCNINCH

Heading to November

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 03:00am

While I have mentioned some of these things before, it may be helpful to discuss these items again. While I am writing this before the primary election, the results will be out by the time this is published.In the delegate race, both Congresswoman Bordallo and Margaret Metcalfe will proceed to general election. With two women ...

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BY JOYLYN MUNOZ

So you think you can rent?

Finally! Now this may sound like a lot of fun and may seem like it’s going t...


BY GINA TABONARES-REILLY

Dog Day

I wasn’t aware until last Tuesday that there is a National Dog Day. It’s b...


BY MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN

Requiem for customer service

Or this: "If you know the extension of the party you are calling, please dial ...


BY GERRY R. PARTIDO

Hospital politics and the ‘harmony’ budget

In the past, the two hospitals tried their best to downplay any rivalry, with ...


BY PAM EASTLICK

Where you buy and why you buy it

I'm sure that almost all of us have shopped at Wal-Mart at some time and we al...




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...