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Sunday, 03/26/17

 

The federal indictment of former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority attorney Mark S. Smith on charges of wire fraud, theft and money laundering, comes following increased federal scrutiny the agency has faced in recent years. Alleged problems at GHURA first surfaced years ago, followed by federal subpoenas, seizure of files, and a call by the... + continue reading

Wednesday, 03/22/17

 

After weeks of back-and-forth discussion between his office and the Legislature, Gov. Eddie Calvo vetoed Bill 3-34 today. The measure would have required the government of Guam to provide only the least-expensive health insurance option to its employees. Calvo said he vetoed the bill on the basis of choice in health care.

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Tuesday, 03/21/17

 

Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres and U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan have asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to “intensify” the review of all CNMI-only transitional worker permit applications to help the commonwealth address the “hoarding” of CW permits. In an interview on Tuesday, Torres said he wanted to emphasize the... + continue reading

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Sunday, 03/26/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

The President of Bougainville, John Momis, says his government is going ahead with legal action against mining giant Rio Tinto over the destruction caused by the Panguna mine.... + continue reading

News Releases

Wednesday, 03/22/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini has lashed out at the statement by Hon Rick Hou in the Solomon Star on 22 March 2017 as misleading and inappropriate. ... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 03/13/17 - 1 comment(s)

 

Ahead of the launch of her debut novel The Earth Cries Out, author Bonnie Etherington talks with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Kendall Hutt... + continue reading

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Tuesday, 03/14/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

Two villages in South Sorong, West Papua province have become the first in Papua to be granted hutan desa (village forest) permits. The permits grant... + continue reading

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Tuesday, 03/14/17 - 1 comment(s)

 

Under Operation Grapple, the United Kingdom conducted nine atmospheric nuclear tests in 1957-8 in the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony - today, the Republic of Kiribati.... + continue reading