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Murder trial defense claims self-defense

‘A night full of alcohol, sex and weed’

THE defense...

GMH pathologist resigns to work at new hospital

GMH pathologist resigns to work at new hospital

GUAM Memorial Hospital’s only pathologist, Dr. Moh...

Culpability of ex-DPW boss alleged in overtime pay trial

Culpability of ex-DPW boss alleged in overtime pay trial

THE trial of the remaining employee of the Departm...

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Senators continue budget discussions

THE Guam Legislature convened yesterday as a commi...

GHURA: More than 2,000 families on program waitlist

GHURA: More than 2,000 families on program waitlist

THE Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority yeste...

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    Developing teachers and nurses

    As schools opened yesterday, Department of Education Superintendent reported that about 40 GDOE teacher vacancies remained and just two weeks ago, the number of vacancies was about 300. At the same time, Guam Memorial Read more...

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    Kudos for a smooth school opening

    There are a lot of aspects to the school system that need to work together at the same time for proper department-wide operations. Over the years, the opening of the school year has sometimes been quite chaotic and has Read more...

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    Keeping the four pillars in place

    We continue to be encouraged that, at least so far, Guam’s concerns are being heard. And we assume that visits to the island by a couple of highly-placed Department of Defense officials, both of whom are familiar wit 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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    Developing teachers and nurses

    As schools opened yesterday, Department of Education Superintendent reported that about 40 GDOE teacher vacancies remained and just two weeks ago, the number of vacancies was about 300. At the same time, Guam Memorial Read more...

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    Kudos for a smooth school opening

    There are a lot of aspects to the school system that need to work together at the same time for proper department-wide operations. Over the years, the opening of the school year has sometimes been quite chaotic and has Read more...

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    Keeping the four pillars in place

    We continue to be encouraged that, at least so far, Guam’s concerns are being heard. And we assume that visits to the island by a couple of highly-placed Department of Defense officials, both of whom are familiar wit 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...

Raiders blank Giants in Metgot Division game

Raiders blank Giants in Metgot Division game

THE Raiders' opening onside kick-off, when they go...

IIAAG, GDOE all set for first quarter sports

IIAAG, GDOE all set for first quarter sports

IT'S the beginning of a new school year for studen...

Guam women’s 3x3 basketball team loses first two games

Guam women’s 3x3 basketball team loses first two games

LAST night, in the Youth Olympic Games being held ...

Shipyard begins men’s futsal league with win

Shipyard begins men’s futsal league with win

(GFA) – Guam Shipyard began its title defense of t...

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Blue Jays down AXE Stars, 6-5

(BABL) – Budweiser Amateur Baseball League action ...

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Budweiser Futsal League
Guam Shipyard's Andre Gadia speeds past Doosan FC's Anthony Manibusan during a Round 1 match of the Budweiser Futsal League at the Guam Sports Complex Gym. Shipyard defeated Doosan 18-7. Photo courtesy of Jill Espiritu

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The privileges of colonialism

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 03:00am

When I was in school and learned the slogans or nicknames for different states, I was always struck at how different the others were from the one I would hear on Guam. New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment. New York is the Empire State. Then there’s the Volunteer State, the Granite State, the Show-Me State, etc.For those com...

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

Back-to-school memories

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 03:00am

I have many wonderful and a few not-so-wonderful memories of my 23 years teaching in Guam's public schools as a secondary English and reading teacher, ending my career as a school librarian. When I returned to Guam in February 1977, I got my first teaching job at Dededo Junior High. When I applied, I expected to begin the foll...

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BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Back to school

Welcome back to school everyone, hope you found your classes on Monday and nob...


BY DR. VINCE AKIMOTO

Reconciliation

Conflict arises, as it often does, through misunderstanding, distrust, and per...


BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Effective time management is essential for academic success

Making the most of the time available to study also requires a proper time-man...


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A tale of two St. Louis counties

It was 1971 and I was new in town as a radio reporter, just in time for the po...


BY RON MCNINCH

Online feelings

The reason is that few citizens are likely to take the election seriously unti...




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...