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Thursday, 06/22/17

 

Gov. Eddie Calvo on Wednesday announced plans to float a $125 million bond and increase the island’s Gross Receipts Tax to benefit the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority. The governor’s proposed measure, similar to a bill he sent to lawmakers last year that died in committee, is expected to be submitted to the Legislature by the end of the week.

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Tuesday, 06/20/17

 

Manus Island asylum seekers will be paid a compensation of A$36,000 [US$27,400] each under a A$70million [US$53 million] settlement agreement with the Australian government. However the detainees are believed to be rejecting the idea of the compensation plan saying that the money is not enough per person.

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Thursday, 06/15/17

 

The Vanuatu opposition has congratulated the government for its decision not to sign the PACER Plus trade agreement. Vanuatu said last week that it was not yet ready to sign the trade and aid deal for Pacific nations with Australia and New Zealand, joining Fiji and Papua New Guinea in their opposition. The opposition leader Ishmael Kalsakau said he is happy the... + continue reading

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Thursday, 06/22/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Opposition Leader Don Polye, National Alliance Patrick Pruaitch, Pangu Party’s Sam Basil, and other party leaders have been tipped to retain... + continue reading

Opinion

Wednesday, 06/14/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

To prevent a potential economic collapse on Guam and ensure the military buildup can proceed, the federal government needs to revise its policy that denies almost all H-2B...

News Releases

Thursday, 06/22/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

The government has been approved approximately US$700,000 ($965,000) from the Green Climate Fund to carry out readiness activities for 24 months. In a joint announcement with... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 06/12/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

Vanuatu is the latest Melanesian state to express reservations on the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) agreement between members of the Pacific Islands Forum... + continue reading

Links

Thursday, 06/15/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine gave an emotioinal address to a mostly empty European Parliament. President Heine urged EU leaders to do more to ensure Paris Agreement is... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 06/05/17 - 0 comment(s)

 

There are growing calls in Papua New Guinea for officials to put the issue of tribal fighting on the agenda, amid warnings the humanitarian and economic costs are damaging the... + continue reading