Sunday, January 24, 2010

Guam News - January 23

+ Judge wants DPW junkyard cleared
District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood has ordered the junkyard behind the Department of Public Works cleared by the next status hearing. But it appears that even though there's money for it, it may not get done in time.

+ Rams win MFL season opener
The 2010 MFL season kicked-off behind the UOG Field House with the Pepsi Warriors and Cars Plus Rams taking to the gridiron.

+ Seminars focus on humanistic Buddhism
Venerables Miao Guang and Miao Zhe from the Fo Guang Shan Monastery from Taiwan are on Guam to conduct several seminars on humanistic Buddhism.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Call for Nominations for UOG Alumni Association

The UOG Alumni Association is accepting nominations for all positions, namely President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The call for nominations will close February 12, 2010. The alumni election will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, you may e-mail

The current UOG Alumni Association Officers include the following:
President - Jennifer Sanchez
Vice President - Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
Secretary - Toni Aflague
Treasurer - James Underwood

Guam IRA February 2010 Newsletter

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Island-wide Poster Contest & Michael Jackson Look-a-Like Dance Contest

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Island-wide Poster Contest & Michael Jackson Look-a-Like Dance Contest: The University of Guam School of Education student organization, Association for Childhood Education International (UOG-ACEI) in conjuction with the UOG Student Government Association is sponsoring a Michael Jackson Look-a-Like Dance Contest on January 18 at the Micronesia Mall. The contest will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Registration is $5.00 at the mall between 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The UOG-ACEI is also sponsoring the anuual island-wide poster contest in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. The contest theme is Remembering the Dream. It is open to all public, private, and DODEA school children in K-12 grades. The announcement of the winner will be held at the Micronesia Mall on January 18 between 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The poster display will remain at the mall's center court from January 15 to 21.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Art Exhibit, entitled, Remember the Dream by Marilyn Malloy Jackson, a UOG Professor, will travel this year to the CNMI. The Art Exhibit will be held at the American Memorial Park Visitor's Center in Saipan.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Guam News - Jan. 11

+ Despite cash shortage, Adelup gets raises
Thousands of Government of Guam workers are waiting for the results of a compensation pay study from the Hay Group that will detail what sort of salaries they can expect for the future and whether that will mean a pay increase.

+ Mental Health still faces court order
Department of Mental Health then-director Dr. David Shimizu announced his resignation on Friday, sending waves through an agency already on rocky ground, amidst an amended permanent injunction and the possibility of a federal receivership.

+ GCIF maintains quest to block JFK construction
The John F. Kennedy High School community is gathering signatures in hopes of pressuring the Guam Community Improvement Foundation to drop its lawsuit and allow the construction of a new school to move forward immediately.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Guam IRA January 2010 Newsletter

There's no doubt that the Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. It is a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Click on the image below to view the Guam IRA January 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit IRA's website at Enjoy!

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Guam News - Jan. 10

+ Petition being circulated for JFK High
A petition is going around the John F. Kennedy High School community, appealing to the Guam Community Improvement Foundation to drop their lawsuit and allow for the construction to begin on a new campus immediately.

+ Problems still abound in public schools
The lack of fire extinguishers is one of several issues plaguing the island's public schools.

+ Guam fitness gurus get Les Mills training
In fitness news Australia's Judy King is on island certifying instructors in the Les Mills body pump and body combat programs. She has been teaching the program for 12 years and has been a trainer for the last 6 years.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Guam News - Jan. 6

+ Legislature launches full Rector investigation
The Legislature's Ethics Committee's legal counsel, Attorney Anthony Camacho, presented his final review of the complaint filed by Port Authority of Guam board chairperson Monte Mesa against Senator Matt Rector
this morning.

+ Traffic congestion control needed in Dededo
With Guam's population expected to increase by the thousands, the community fears that traffic will only get worse. The village of Dededo will see most of the impacts when it comes to traffic congestion in that area.

+ Blas family commits to beating the bulge
The Blas clan of Barrigada, known as Familian Dero, loves to spend time together, whether it's playing cards, celebrating a birthday or just gathering to make new memories.

Source: KUAM

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Guam News - Jan. 3

+ DepCor owes feds $8M for inmates
The Department of Corrections is finally paying the federal Bureau of
the millions of dollars it owes for having inmates sent off-island. And the local agency has racked up a bill for the past decade.

+ Water system upgrades still pending
In 2008, a moratorium was imposed on all new projects in the central region, with GWA arguing that its wastewater system couldn't handle added demand.

+ Man wanted for Dededo burglary
The Guam Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a man wanted in connection with a Dededo burglary.

Source: KUAM

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Guam News - Jan. 2

+ New choice for island healthcare coming
Island residents will soon have another option when it comes to healthcare as a local foundation continues to plow forward with plans for the island's first private hospital.

+ TakeCare announces organizational changes
TakeCare has recently made organizational changes to its health insurance company and the FHP Medical Center structures in order to position itself for healthcare reform including the introduction of new leadership within the organization.

+ Federal court OKs dismissal of teacher case
The District Court of Guam has granted the motion to dismiss in a case filed by former Department of Education teacher Gabriel Lau against the agency.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Biba Anu Nuebo (Chamorro)
Feliz Ano Nuevo (Spanish)
Parakapw Mwahu (Pohnpei)
Ungil Becheserrak (Palau)
Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Japanese)
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Hawaiian)
Sut dal kum mum (Korean)
Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese)
ChĂșc Mung Nam Moi (Vietnamese)

May the year 2010 bring you abundant blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!