Guam

President Remengesau meets with Palauans on Guam

Tue 25 Feb 2014 -

HAGÅTÑA, Guam ---— Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. spoke with Palauans at the Asahi Abai in Dededo on Saturday and described the progress made toward rebuilding the island nation in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction.

Guam waste board urges action regarding river

Fri 21 Feb 2014 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- The Guam Solid Waste Authority board of directors wants the governor and lawmakers to take action against parties responsible for polluting the Lonfit River.

Guam senator defends marijuana referendum law

Wed 19 Feb 2014 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- The vote must go on, Senator Tina Muna-Barnes said Tuesday in defense of the law that calls for a referendum on the proposed legalization of medical marijuana on Guam.

Guam spends US$128M on services for Compact of Free Association migrants last year

Fri 07 Feb 2014 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Guam spent US$128 million on education, health care and other services for people from the Pacific island nations of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau during the last fiscal year.

Guam medical marijuana bill calls for referendum

Tue 28 Jan 2014 -

HAGÅTÑA, Guam --- Bill 215-32, or the Joaquin “KC” Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013, has been placed on the January legislative session agenda for consideration by the Legislature

Navy official says action on Futenma clears way for troop relocation

Tue 28 Jan 2014 -

HAGÅTÑA, Guam ---- A Navy official has expressed confidence most of the obstacles to the planned relocation of Marines from Okinawa to Guam have been cleared.

Guam working through nearly US$22M owed on land

Tue 07 Jan 2014 -

HAGATNA,Guam ---- Guam's territorial government still owes nearly US$22 million to previous landowners nearly six years after buying land for a landfill.

Fired Guam prison guards deny using stun guns

Tue 24 Dec 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Two former Guam prison guards are denying using stun guns on inmates.

Guam tests toxic mice to kill invasive snakes

Tue 03 Dec 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam---- Federal biologists are taking another step toward finding a way to kill invasive brown tree snakes on Guam.

Typhoon warning for Federated States of Micronesia and Palau

Wed 06 Nov 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ---- A typhoon warning is in effect for Ngulu Island in the Federated States of Micronesia with destructive winds of 120 km/h expected by this evening

Guam not in parole compact: Island uses a 'courtesy supervision program'

Mon 28 Oct 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- A nationwide agreement that requires states to notify each other about the transfer of convicts on probation doesn't apply to Guam, allowing convicts to potentially arrive here without anyone's knowledge.

Guam construction firm awarded US$77M in projects

Fri 25 Oct 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ----A Guam construction company says it has been awarded projects worth US$77 million for road improvements, Navy housing renovations and a dump closure.

Guards suspended in Guam prison abuse probe

Thu 24 Oct 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Authorities are investigating allegations that Guam prison guards used stun guns, which they aren't allowed to carry, to abuse inmates.

WCPFC: Fishermen concerned about expansion of closure around Farallon

Tue 22 Oct 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ---The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council(WPFMC)has issued a reminder to the Department of Defense and Joint Region Marianas of the concerns that fishermen have over the expansion of the closure around Farallon de Medinilla testing range, which is a prime bottomfishing area.

Guam to beef up tourist-area security

Thu 03 Oct 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam — In the coming months, the Guam Visitors Bureau will be taking steps to improve security and enforcement of handbilling, signage and other regulations, and provide tourists a friendly source of information and assistance in the island’s tourist district.

Guam hit by flash flooding

Fri 20 Sep 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Parts of Guam have been hit by flash flooding, with 40 centimetres of rain reported in 24 hours in some areas.

US Pacific territory of Guam to debate legislation decriminalising marijuana

Fri 13 Sep 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ---- A senator in Guam is calling for the US Pacific territory to legalise marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Guam group to host forum on US interests in Pacific

Wed 21 Aug 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Guam businessmen are hoping a conference with US security experts will help define exactly what Barack Obama means by "repositioning" in the region.

Jeju Air to double Guam flights

Thu 15 Aug 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Jeju Air will double the number of flights it offers between Incheon and Guam beginning Nov. 1. The low-cost Korean airline will fly its 737-800 aircraft to Guam twice daily. The plane has 189 passenger seats.

Guam, CCNMI, American Samoa & Hawaii Concerned About Proposed Listing of 66 Coral Species on Endangered List

Fri 26 Jul 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- The Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Partnership or PROP has great concerns over a proposed listing of 66 reef building corals under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

$299K Grant To Help Pacific Islanders Understand Their Own Language

Thu 25 Jul 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ---- A team from the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) will spend nearly US$300,000 of U.S. taxpayer money to study a rare language spoken by just 45,000 people in the Mariana Islands, which include the North Mariana Islands in Micronesia, a United States commonwealth, and Guam, a U.S. ...

Citizenship case dismissal sets up status fight

Fri 05 Jul 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- Former Guam resident Neil Weare, who is part of an effort to clarify the political status of Guam and the U.S. territories, last week said a citizenship case related to that effort was dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Regional health insurance plan considered by legislators

Thu 04 Jul 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ---A regional health care insurance plan for all citizens residing in the Western Pacific may soon be realized if a resolution adopted by the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures comes to fruition. The resolution was introduced during the APIL’s recently concluded 32nd General Assembly, June 25-27, 2013, in ...

Guam same sex marriage supporters hope for reform

Tue 02 Jul 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam ---Supporters of same sex marriage in Guam are hoping a landmark US decision on the issue will boost their cause locally.

Guam debates 'two-strikes' law for repeat offenders

Mon 17 Jun 2013 -

HAGATNA, Guam --- The US Pacific territory of Guam is considering a 'two-strikes' bill which would see repeat offenders given life sentences in jail.