Latest News for: Guam safety


OPA: Contractors board issuing hundreds of licenses without proper authorization, fails to update exams

Guam Pacific Daily News 29 Nov 2023
If not addressed, they would impact the integrity of Guam’s construction industry and the safety of residents relying on contractors getting their licenses from the board ... maintain the integrity of the construction industry, and ensure the safety of Guam’s citizens,” Cruz wrote.

Court upholds manslaughter conviction of Juan Mendiola

Guam Pacific Daily News 28 Nov 2023
... arguing the Superior Court’s COVID-19 protocols caused the jury selection and trial to proceed without the public, in violation of the United States Constitution, the Organic Act of Guam, and Guam law.” Prosecutors argued health and safety concerns required the revised measures.

AG, senator: File claims for damaged appliances over power outages, abolish CCU

Guam Pacific Daily News 21 Nov 2023
CCU is the board governing GPA and the Guam Waterworks Authority ... Guam Power Authority ... Moylan, in a separate statement on Tuesday, said CCU’s failure to provide reliable electrical power triggered Guam’s consumer protection rights laws, and raises health, safety and welfare concerns, among other problems.

Our view: Investigate the alleged beating by law enforcement

Guam Pacific Daily News 19 Nov 2023
We urge the FBI and/or other federal and local agencies outside of the Guam International Airport Authority to investigate the allegation that uniformed law enforcement officers beat up a man who just arrived at the A.B ... Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam takes any and all allegations of airport police misconduct seriously.

Storm damage on Guam helped spread bugs to commissary shelves

Stars and Stripes 17 Nov 2023
“In accordance with food safety protocol and procedures, the Central Distribution Center in Guam is being thoroughly inspected and treated as necessary to ensure no further stored product pests are present.” ... safety standards or are removed from shelves and storerooms, he said.

Chamber chairman: Guam economy 'limping on one leg' as 2024 approaches

Guam Pacific Daily News 16 Nov 2023
Additionally, issues facing Guam in the areas of healthcare, education, public safety, efficiency, and quality of life may be discouraging further investment on Guam, just as the island needed another leg of the economy to be developed, he said ... 'Coffee shop in a coffee museum' opens on Guam.

Letter: Buried talents

Guam Pacific Daily News 15 Nov 2023
Honestly, I knew that she had personally tried to accomplish good things at the Guam Memorial Hospital but the fact remains that GMH continues every day to spectacularly fail to meet national patient safety standards ... Guam Regional Medical City actively maintained accreditation.

Agencies: Feds approve Guam's cybersecurity plan

Guam Pacific Daily News 13 Nov 2023
The agencies said as the government of Guam provides many critical services such as healthcare, utilities, education, and public safety, which own or manage sensitive data, the protection of Guam’s information assets from an intentional attack or unintentional misuse is paramount ...

Moylan seeks funding for Guam public safety as COFA host

Guam Pacific Daily News 11 Nov 2023
Jim Moylan is asking the Department of the Interior to find Guam more money for Compact of Free Association migrants that get involved with local law enforcement and the courts ... Legislation to assist COFA host communities like Guam with health care costs, the Compact Impact Fairness Act, is also in the pipeline.

Parkinson: Load shedding 'needs to end'

Guam Pacific Daily News 10 Nov 2023
+1. Sen ... Smoke rises from an exhaust stack of the Guam Power Authority’s Cabras Power Plant in Piti as seen on Jan. 30, 2023 ... Sen ... "Frequent power outages not only disrupt daily life but also pose significant challenges to the economic stability and public safety of our communities. The people of Guam deserve a power system they can depend on," he said.

New Coast Guard base on Guam to become ‘pivotal’ logistics hub

Stars and Stripes 08 Nov 2023
The Coast Guard has established a new base on Guam, the first of four installations scheduled to open in the coming months ... Coast Guard Base Guam, situated within Naval Base Guam, represents a “significant milestone in strengthening the U.S ... The new base brings 17 new Coast Guard personnel to Guam and shifts 21 positions from U.S.

Webber: It's time for voters on Guam to stand up

Guam Pacific Daily News 07 Nov 2023
The three major items on election platforms have historically been public health, public safety and public education or some derivative of them. This has not changed for nearly as long as I can remember on Guam ... The Guam Department of Education’s plan is to have SSHS students be in double sessions with John F ... Now what about public safety?.

GCA names 2023 Excellence in Construction Award recipients

Guam Pacific Daily News 05 Nov 2023
This year, 23 category, merit and safety winners were awarded to Guam construction companies ... Hensel Phelps won the 2023 GCA Contractor of the Year award for the company’s overall prominence in the construction industry on Guam, and its achievement in safety; health and wellness ...

World Tsunami Awareness Day on Nov. 5: Here's how to be part of it

Guam Pacific Daily News 03 Nov 2023
Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense ... Visit the following links for more information on how to prepare for tsunamis.https.// https.//

Navy, Coast Guard rescue 3 experienced divers who went missing off Guam

Stars and Stripes 01 Nov 2023
Coast Guard and naval aviators over the weekend after they went missing near Santa Rosa Banks off Guam’s southwestern coast ... “Their swift efforts, combined with the crucial aviation support, played a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of these divers.” ... Coast Guard Forces Micronesia, Sector Guam, said by email Wednesday.

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