by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam - Lawmakers returned to their special session this morning but instead of continuing deliberations on Bill 394 the legislation was sent back to committee. The bill was introduced by Vice Speaker BJ Cruz. The measure would create a new hybrid retirement system. Senators however did vote on Bill 411. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Michael Limtiaco. It proposes transferring $75,000 saved from his operational budget and appropriating it to the Guam Memorial Hospital. Governor Eddie Calvo meanwhile is expected to call Senators into another special session to address prior year overtime payments to the Guam Police Department.
The Legislative Ethics Committee has dismissed the complaint against Senator Fernando Esteves, and says it considers the matter closed. Resident Barry Mead filed the complaint against Esteves for his role in a protest earlier this year against the live fire training range at Andersen Air Force Base's Northwest Field.More >>
Guam's jungles are often said to be silent, as brown tree snakes kill off our native birds. Visiting and local students attended GCC's first annual Marianas Terrestrial Conservation Conference to speak up about their eco-preservation projects.More >>