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Man arrested for threatening to blow-up ITC Building
Man arrested for threatening to blow-up ITC Building

A day after Robert Blas was arrested for terroristic conduct, Juan Rios was also arrested and charged for threatening to blow up the ITC Building in Tamuning. Court documents state that a guard said Rios approached the security booth and said, "This build

Saipan dive shop operator flees after tourist drowns
Saipan dive shop operator flees after tourist drowns

The CNMI Department of Public Safety said the operator of a non-licensed dive shop on Saipan, Qi Wei Shi, fled to China with his wife and daughter after a tourist drowned last Friday, May 17, while on a dive with the operator at Lau Lau Bay. The victim, a

Thomas Manglona
Guam Department of Education's mold mitigation stalled one year after Mawar
Guam Department of Education's mold mitigation stalled one year after Mawar

Will professional mold mitigation ever get going at the different public schools? Lawmakers urged the Guam Department of Education to explore different avenues, as procurement to get the project underway is out of GDOE’s control. It’s been a y

Destiny Cruz
2024 EMS Week: 'Honoring our past. Forging our future.'
2024 EMS Week: 'Honoring our past. Forging our future.'

'Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future.' is this year's theme for EMS Week. And to wrap-up a week full of events and outreach, the 2024 Awards Ceremony was held recognizing some of the outstanding EMS providers of Guam. Presented Paramedic of the Year wer

Joan Aguon Charfauros
CNMI hotels continue to be in survival mode
CNMI hotels continue to be in survival mode

The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported a 35% occupancy in April. They need to reach at least 80% to profit. They continue to be in survival mode. Dennis Seo, Chair, HANMI, said, "All the hotels of the HANMI, they are losing money.

Thomas Manglona
Man arrested for terroristic conduct after calling bomb threat
Man arrested for terroristic conduct after calling bomb threat

A man who was arrested in February 2022 for making a trio of bomb threats in a span of a week because he was upset he had to quarantine was charged for Wednesday's bomb threat at the ITC Building. 38-year-old Robert Anthony Blas was arrested and charged f

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Political forum with senatorial & congressional candidates on Tuesday
Political forum with senatorial & congressional candidates on Tuesday

Next Tuesday you'll be able to hear from those neighbors of yours seeking public office, and their thoughts on the issues most important to you. The Guam Women's Chamber of Commerce and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association are presenting a political

Jason Salas
Annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony held in Barrigada
Annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony held in Barrigada

For those that took an oath to serve - taking up arms, honorably doing their duty and standing fast until their skills were put to use, and then made the ultimate sacrifice - we will always remember, and will always be grateful. Brigadier General Michael

Jason Salas
Shoe theft caught on camera
Shoe theft caught on camera

Security footage captured back-to-back thefts in the Kaiser area of Dededo on Monday night. A video circulated on Dededo’s Community Watch chat showing the moment two young kids help each other onto someone’s property around 11 p.m. with one c

Destiny Cruz
Investigation underway after death of Department of Corrections inmate
Investigation underway after death of Department of Corrections inmate

An internal affairs investigation is currently underway at the Department of Corrections after the recent death of male inmate. According to DOC Director Fred Bordallo, it was on Friday evening, when the 26-year-old male inmate, who was a pre-trial detain

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Trial begins for a man charged for a Tamuning carjacking in March
Trial begins for a man charged for a Tamuning carjacking in March

Opening statements were heard in the trial of Timothy Tedtaotao Serebour on Wednesday. Twenty-five-year-old Serebour is facing charges related to an armed carjacking at Oka Payless supermarket in March. Before Judge Vernon Perez, in the Superior Court of

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Flags at Purple Hearts Memorial site stolen ahead of Memorial Day
Flags at Purple Hearts Memorial site stolen ahead of Memorial Day

Flags flying high above the Purple Heart and Gold Star Families Memorial site at Skinner Plaza in Hagåtña honor our fallen service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice but about two weeks ago, the flag poles stood bare. “I was drivin

Matsuki Hirayama
Decision 2024: Election Commission approves 13 days in July for early voting
Decision 2024: Election Commission approves 13 days in July for early voting

Thirteen days have been approved for early voting for the Primary Election but a location has yet to be announced. Overnight, the Guam Election Commission approved early voting from July 15 through July 29. This will include the Liberation holiday on July

Nick Delgado
Rota seeks to increase boat charters from Guam, revive hotels
Rota seeks to increase boat charters from Guam, revive hotels

On the heels of a tour with social media influencers in partnership with the Guam Visitors Bureau and Marianas Visitors Authority, Rota Mayor Aubry Hocog said they’re exploring options to bring more tourists in as they advocate for lower airfare. &l

Thomas Manglona
Inmate charged with attempted felony escape
Inmate charged with attempted felony escape

Three inmates at the Department of Corrections Women’s Unit were spotted bright and early attempting to make a getaway. Chercy Yosi, 25, also known as Smilynn Suta, Yosi Cherry, and Chersy, is charged with attempted felony escape as a third-degree f

KUAM News
Guam Power Authority refinancing of revenue bonds
Guam Power Authority refinancing of revenue bonds

The Guam Power Authority will be presenting a resolution to the Consolidated Commission on Utilities for discussion during their work session on Thursday, May 23, 2024. This resolution seeks authorization for GPA to refinance its existing 2014 Series A re

KUAM News
Proposal to provide additional funding options for GMH, GBHWC, and other clinics makes the House Farm Bill
Proposal to provide additional funding options for GMH, GBHWC, and other clinics makes the House Farm Bill

The legislation was introduced by Representative Yadira Caraveo from Colorado, would authorize rural hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and clinics (including mobile clinics) to use Rural Development grants and loans to update health IT, refinance d

KUAM News
Guam Customs officers intercept kava roots with nematodes, mangoes, mango seeds
Guam Customs officers intercept kava roots with nematodes, mangoes, mango seeds

Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency recently intercepted airline passenger baggage containing prohibited or regulated goods on separate occasions. Officers with CQA’s Biosecurity Task Force inspected a passenger’s checked-in box of kava roots o

KUAM News
Guam Election Commission approves 13 days in July for early voting
Guam Election Commission approves 13 days in July for early voting

13 days have been approved for early voting for the primary election – but a location has yet to be announced. Overnight, the Guam Election Commission approved early voting from July 15th through July 29th. This will include the Liberation Day holid

Nick Delgado
Suspected forged signatures in candidate packets to be investigated
Suspected forged signatures in candidate packets to be investigated

Suspicious signatures in candidate filings? The Guam Election Commission noting several signatures in candidate packets submitted to their office appeared to have been forged. GEC executive director Maria Pangelinan telling the commission that some packet

Nick Delgado
Suspect in Yamaha theft released from prison
Suspect in Yamaha theft released from prison

As an update on the man arrested in connection to a theft caught on camera at Yamaha in East Agana, KUAM obtaining a document signed by the attorney general's Crimes Division confirming defendant Robert Revels was released from prison on Monday. No charge

Nick Delgado
Guam Department of Education psychologist on shortage: “Guam’s situation is even more dire”
Guam Department of Education psychologist on shortage: “Guam’s situation is even more dire”

For many students, school is more than a place of learning. It’s a lifeline, providing access to crucial mental health services. Nadine Cepeda, District Psychologist at the Guam Department of Education, provided a grim outlook on what some of our is

Destiny Cruz
Guam Memorial Hospital officials go before lawmakers to discuss FY2025 budget
Guam Memorial Hospital officials go before lawmakers to discuss FY2025 budget

A total of $74.3 million in the red. It's the Guam Memorial Hospital’s expected shortfall for Fiscal Year 2025, according to Guam Memorial Hospital Chief Financial Officer Yuka Hechanova. “Our expected funding sources in FY 2025 will not be su

Matsuki Hirayama
Guam police respond to a bomb threat at ITC building
Guam police respond to a bomb threat at ITC building

A report of a bomb at the ITC building in Tamuning prompted tenants and customers to evacuate temporarily during lunchtime. Occupants filed out of the building with many of them waiting under umbrellas in the heat for an all clear. According to Guam Polic

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Mayors want to be included for hazardous pay, senators agree
Mayors want to be included for hazardous pay, senators agree

They’re often the first to respond to calls for help but they don’t get extra pay like other sworn officers of the law. Mayors testified in support of Speaker Therese Therlaje’s Bill 150 that would authorize Mayors Council personnel haza

Matsuki Hirayama
May marks 50th Anniversary of Emergency Medical Services Week
May marks 50th Anniversary of Emergency Medical Services Week

In recognition of our nation’s heroes and those here at home, the island’s first responders banded together for a special celebration with the community. Flashing lights and wailing sirens are the familiar sights and sounds that typically sign

Destiny Cruz