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Hagåtña, GUAM — A four-month-old baby boy was among the three Covid-related deaths reported on Guam. The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S Naval Hospital Guam on Wednesday. He is the youngest Covid-related fatality on Guam. The two other related covid deaths were a 64 year old man, and...
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The federal government filed a brief late Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing Congress has the authority to withhold Supplemental Security Income benefits from U.S. citizens depending on where they live even as President Joe Biden promised to extend those benefits...
Car at a Covid-19 testing point in Guam with medical people standing by.
Hagåtña, GUAM — Twenty one people have now died from Covid-19 in Guam. The latest death was a 74-year-old woman who had underlying health conditions that were compounded by the coronavirus. She was admitted to Guam Memorial Hospital on 25 August and died on Thursday morning. There have been six...
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero
Guam's Governor has extended her lock-down order for another week and cancelled primary elections as the US territory continues to see a spike in Covid-19 cases. Hagåtña, GUAM — A record number of cases have been recorded over the past two days with the total count now at 1,232, including 10...
Artifacts uncovered on Guam
Magua, GUAM — A legal instrument has been invoked in Guam that could lead to the US military delaying the creation of a firing range and financing an archaeological survey. It follows the discovery of an ancient burial ground last month on land being developed for a new base for Marines transferred...
U.S. Federal District Court building Salt Lake City, Utah
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new Amici Curiae” brief in the citizenship case claims that while they are respectful of American Samoa’s leaders, granting US citizenship to persons born in American Samoa — who are currently considered US nationals —  will not imperil the Samoan culture nor will it...
Photo of large hotel building in the distance in Guam
Hagåtña, GUAM — The Guam Chamber of Commerce has pleaded with the government to delay its minimum wage increase. The chamber sent a letter to the governor, in response to her statements that she would not support legislation to delay the hike. The Pacific Daily News reports the minimum wage is due...
Participants of the recent Historic Preservation Grants training
Hagåtña, GUAM — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs, the National Park Service, and the Guam Preservation Trust hosted a World Heritage Opportunities Workshop and Insular Areas State Historic Preservation Officers training from December 3–6 on Guam. Over 75 insular...
(l-r) Lydia Faleafine Nomura, Flo Aetonu, Minnie Tuia, and Letitia Peau
(l-r) Lydia Faleafine Nomura, Flo Aetonu, Minnie Tuia, and Letitia Peau, representing American Samoa at the “World Heritage: Opportunities in the Pacific and Insular Areas SHPO Training”, being hosted at the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and Educational Facility from Dec. 3-6. It is a joint...
B-2 Spirit, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base
HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U.S. forces in the Pacific. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to...

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