by Nick Delgado
Guam - While the administration announced the first Japan government funded military buildup projects, Governor Eddie Calvo wrote a letter to two U.S. senators requesting Congress fund local socioeconomic improvements related to the buildup. Calvo asked senators Carl Levin and John McCain to reinstate $33 million for the territory into the 2012 National Defense Authorization act. He states, "It is critical to American military, economic, political and diplomatic strength in the Asia Pacific Rim, the fastest growing region in the world. Guam, America's westernmost community on the frontier of Asia is at the center of this region and is America's first line of defense in this region."
The money is expected to fund critical projects such as a repository for proper handling and protection of cultural artifacts found during the construction period.
An internal affairs investigation is underway at the prison after an inmate was accidentally released from their custody. Department of Corrections director Tony Lamorena says it happened over the weekend. He admits there was a miscommunication. Officials say the prison had received an order for inmate Ben Espinosa's release, but then got a commitment order for a separate charge. The special operations team was able to track him down without incident. Lamorena says they are looking ...More >>
He was apparently drunk when he molested two women. 26-year-old Kino Keeler allegedly digitally penetrated a woman and raped her in a Tumon condo last year. According to court documents, she woke up to Keeler on top of her.More >>