The ongoing foreign labor shortage may the last news dominating local headlines lately, but the Labor director said there are plenty of other issues on his plate. One of the last to be appointed to the cabinet in the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration, Daniel Stone brings 26 years of experience of fire service to the Guam Fire Department. A group of girls made history here on Guam, where America’s Day Begins.
It marked a historic day for the nation, too, when those girls took their pledge and were sworn in to become the first all-girl troop in the Scouts BSA. Bella Borja, for KUAM News Several boys at Father Duenas Memorial School are all geared up for this year’s Super Bowl. A familiar face from the Calvo-Tenorio administration is staying put at the Department of Administration. He said he was honored Gov.
Lou Leon Guerrero wanted him to continue his service. The FSM consul general l wants to clarify her public comments at a Rotary Club of Guam meeting. She said a story we ran and posted on our social media sites about how she’s working to help assimilate the migrant community has led to a negative firestorm. Local media icon Jon Anderson passed away today at the age of 76 after a long illness. Anderson was a longtime standout in the broadcast industry including here at KUAM. Melvin Won Pat-Borja has been appointed Executive Director of the Commission on Decolonization. According to Adelup Press Secretary Krystal Paco, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero appointed Won Pat-Borja to head the COD.
A bill to legalize adult-use marijuana has been introduced by freshman senator Clynt Ridgell. Nyah Chamberlain shines bright on the diamond. The JFK senior is the team captain and starting catcher for the Islanders’ softball team. Nyah was also part of the JFK team that went back-to-back winning titles, looking for a three-peat. SNAP recipients, be careful with your spending. The Department of Public Health and Social Services shared the latest information regarding the early issuance of February 2019 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. The multi-million dollar settlement case involving the Catholic Church is moving forward in the District Court of Guam despite lingering concern over the impacts from the federal government shutdown.
A group of surveyors from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid are back on island. Nearly a year after they threatened to pull federal dollars from Guam’s only public hospital. The Guam Congress Hall opened its doors for the first hearings of the 35th Guam Legislature. First order of business—confirmation hearing for acting Department of Administration Director Ed Birn. Reports are circulating of China test-firing its so-called “Guam Killer” ballistic missile.
China Central Television reportedly broadcasted the footage of the live-fire exercise, according to the Stars and Stripes. Mayors are already meeting months ahead of time to plan Guam’s 75th Liberation Festivities. The discussion happened as a new bill is introduced that would legalize gaming, or at least, games of chance. KUAM launched its new show The After Party last night, with VIP guests former congressman Dr.
Robert Underwood, former senator Fernando Esteves and legislative staffer Kate Baltazarit was lit. A snatch-and-grab incident in the middle of the day at a local restaurant has been caught on camera. Surveillance video showing the moments the suspects grab the victim’s purse and take off on foot. Help is on the way for an undermanned Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency staff to inspect and clear cargo at Guam’s only commercial port. Guam’s delegate made a quick trip to the territory meeting with officials at the Guam Regional Medical City and the Guam Contractors Association over the weekend.