by Nick Delgado
Guam - Supreme Court Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido is urging lawmakers to act on Governor Eddie Calvo's judicial nominee James Canto. Canto's nomination follows the vacancy on the superior court bench left by retiring judge Steven Unpingco. The chief justice says if the position is not filled soon, then it would put a strain on the ability of sitting judges to efficiently address their increasing caseloads.
In the meantime, Public Safety Oversight Chair Senator Adolpho Palacios says he will be reviewing canto's background investigation later this week, and intends to hold a public hearing by the end of the month.
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 >>