by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Brace yourselves: the cost to run the air conditioner in your house and other electrical items is going to cost you more beginning next Monday. Although the Public Utilities Commission didn't have a quorum to meet on Monday night, chairperson Dr. Jeff Johnson utilized a provision provided in law that allows one commissioner to act on behalf of the entire membership and approved the 18% increase to the Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause.
PUC legal counsel Fred Horecky says had the Commission waited until the August 10 meeting, it would have cost more money to re-engage the consultants to redo the numbers. The increase equates to about $31 more a month for residential customers. The LEAC will run from August 1 to January 31 of next year.
GPA can file its next LEAC adjustment by December 15.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>