NEWS: Preliminary review of substitute budget raises concerns

On August 17, 2016, in Bills, Fiscal News, Guam Legislature, Press Releases, by Office of Communications

The Governor’s fiscal team has begun its preliminary review of the substitute budget bill that was introduced this morning. Thus far, there are several concerns that have been raised but the most glaring is the abdication of responsibility in the actual creation of the budget.   “The Legislature’s duty is to appropriate funds to agencies […]

NEWS: Repeat offender returned to home island

On August 17, 2016, in Department of Corrections, DOC, Immigration, Press Releases, by Office of Communications

A repeat offender who was most recently serving a sentence for robbery was returned to Chuuk. ​ ​ Denek Eugichi, who also goes by the names Ervin Otokichi, Denek Eugychy and Ervin Otokichy, entered a guilty plea to robbery in 2013. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison with all but 5 years suspended […]

NEWS: July 2016 visitor arrivals top previous year

On August 17, 2016, in GVB, Joint Release, Press Releases, Tourism, by Office of Communications

“Tourism continues to thrive, providing jobs to the people of Guam as part of a growing economy. To maintain these record breaking numbers, we must continue to reinvest in our island to ensure we have a world class destination for our visitors and a beautiful place that all of our residents can be proud to […]

NEWS: Governor meets with Sen. Morrison, Southern Development Master Plan Task Force on Guam’s future

On August 12, 2016, in Press Releases, Southern Guam, Village News, by Office of Communications

“Prosperity and an improved quality of life is a product of good planning and hard work, it’s why we worked with the community to envision the future of our island and what we can do to shape that future with Imagine Guam. It’s exciting to see this project move forward. It can serve as a […]

NEWS: Metcalfe to Congresswoman: Please help efforts to safeguard Guam residents

On August 9, 2016, in Immigration, Press Releases, by Office of Communications

Margaret Metcalfe, director of Governor’s Washington D.C. office, is waiting for a response to a letter she sent to Congresswoman Bordallo’s office last week. The letter highlights the administration’s growing concern that the federal government has not committed to ensuring Compact of Free Association migrants live up to the requirements of the treaties between the […]

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Hard work results in greater savings on bond refinance

On August 9, 2016, in Press Releases, Speeches, Weekly Addresses, by Office of Communications

Hafa adai everyone,   In this week’s address, the Governor remarks on how smart financial management, coupled with a lot of hard work by the men and women of GovGuam, has paid off with record low interest rate on bond sells and greater savings than anticipated. Money from the bond will help the Guam Memorial […]

NEWS: Convicted molester, burglar, & drunk sent to Chuuk

On August 8, 2016, in Department of Corrections, DOC, Immigration, Press Releases, by Office of Communications

A prisoner who could have been released into our community next year was instead released at the airport in Chuuk minutes ago.   The prisoner is Reid Albert, a molester, burglar and drunk driver who was not showing signs of rehabilitation while in prison. The governor commuted his sentence on the condition he never return to Guam. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Bonds sell at record low interest rate

On August 5, 2016, in Fiscal News, GMH, Press Releases, by Office of Communications

(New York City) The Governor’s Fiscal Team managed the successful sell of Guam’s bonds on the market before dawn. The bonds – $45M in new money for GMH and the rest a refinancing of existing bonds – were sold at a record low 3.32%.   This means the team saved Guam’s taxpayers even millions more […]