Monday, March 22, 2010

Guam News - March 22

+ Agana Heights death not a homicide
Foul play has been ruled out in the death of a 51-year-old man who was found dead in Agana Heights on Saturday.

+ Camacho critical of health care legislation
Republican Governor Felix Camacho had a much different reaction than Democrat Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo's on the passage of the health care legislation by Congress today.

+ How will the health care legislation impact Guam?
There are many important provisions for Guam included in the newly-approved health care reform package, which was given the green light by Congress today.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Guam News - March 21

+ Agana Heights body to be autopsied Monday
The Guam Police Department has yet to release any additional information
surrounding a death investigation on a body found in Agana Heights near
Nana's Store on Saturday.

+ GEC says voter turnout was only 17%
While Super Saturday may not have seen an impressive turnout from the community, the agency tasked with managing it did a splendid job of tabulating the ballots for the special election to fill the 30th Legislature's empty seat.

+ Okkodo beats Sanchez, wins first sports title
In boys high school basketball, the Okkodo Bulldogs were crowned this year's champs after holding on to the 35-34 win against the Simon Sanchez Sharks.

Source: KUAM

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tony Ada wins Decision 2010 Special Election

Tony Ada wins Decision 2010 Special Election

. . Breaking news out of Guam . . .

by Jason Salas

Guam - Motivated by a cadre of young staffers, energetic volunteers and
enthusiastic managers (which helped to offset the effects of the low voter
), the Guam Election Commission was able to count the ballots for
all 58 precincts in less than three hours for the special election to fill
the senatorial vacancy in the 30th Guam Legislature. The balloting
tabulation was smooth and without error, being done by hand rather than use
the automated tabulators, as has been the case in recent elections.

Republican Tony Ada led throughout the election by more than double the
votes of Sarah Thomas-Nededog, a Democrat.

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS (pending GEC verification)

* Ada, Tony (45%)

* Thomas-Nededog, Sarah (20%)

* Sarminento, William (10%)

* Benavente, Martin (9%)

* Aguon, Roque (9%)

* De Oro, Art (7%)

The results will be certified by the GEC's board of directors on Monday at

Friday, March 19, 2010

Reaching Out to Our Children - Celebrate Child Care Givers Appreciation Week & 2010 Professional Leadership Conference

To have a brighter future in this world, we must start from the foundation. We must start from the early childhood years to foster our young children to succeed in life. As such, the Guam Child Care Givers Association will be holding its annual Professional Leadership Conference in celebration of Caregiver's Week. Please see the details below.

Child Care Givers Appreciation Week
Guam Child Care and Development Association (GCCDA)
“Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children”

All local and military child care and family providers, parents, owners/directors, educators, Head Start teachers, and Home School parents are invited to attend.

Friday, April 9, 2010
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
University of Guam
Lecture Hall

Saturday, April 10, 2010
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University of Guam
School of Education Building

Download Presentation Form

For early registration contact Anita Palomo at 735-2400/2440 or email
UOG School of Education Building (2nd Floor) or
Rose White at Kiddyland in Dededo (cell: 483-7073 wk: 632-7677).
Early registration deadline is March 26th.

CREDITS AND CEUs will be offered for the conference contact Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera email

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Come catch a song with Eric Ode, author of Tall Tales of the Wild West

Come catch a song with Eric Ode, author of Tall Tales of the Wild West, at the General Membership Meeting of the International Reading Association on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Guam Reef Hotel from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Come at 8:00 A.M. to buy books and browse for teacher materials. The meeting begins at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is welcome. Free for members, $5 charge for non-members. Call Cyndy at 789-1996 for more details.

Mr. Ode will be visiting public and private schools on Guam the following week with his program, "Catch a Song, Stretch a Song. Turn it Inside Out."

These 14 schools participated in the Read-A-Thon 2009 to raise the funds for this visit.

He will also visit the Hagatna Public Library for Story Hour on Saturday, March 20, from 10-11 A.M. For older children he will have a songwriting workshop at the IP Cafe in Mangilao at 2-4 P.M. the same day.