by Office of the Governor | October 2, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – Since its launch in February, stakeholder agencies involved in the School Safety Partnership (SSP) have been meeting regularly to collaborate on ways to increase safety in our public schools. And now Governor Lou Leon Guerrero is pleased to announce that Guam has been allotted nearly $2 million in Compact-Impact funds to be used for educational purposes by the Department of the Interior (DOI) for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
“These funds will certainly assist us in defraying cos
by Office of the Governor | September 4, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed five bills into public law.
Bill 140-35 by Senator Joe San Agustin – Authorizes GIAA to refund all or a portion of its outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The bill is now Public Law 35-33.
Bill 135-35 by Senator Mary Torres – Permits more than six foster children per foster home. The bill is now Public Law 35-34.
Bill 159-35 by Senator Therese Terlaje– Increases the capacity of occupancy at emergency and tempora
Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Bill 186-35 into Public Law 35-36 this afternoon, approving the fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget.
“I want to acknowledge that this budget is much more practicable than the first iteration of Bill 186-35. I want to thank my Fiscal Discipline Team for their persistence and diligence to safeguard funding for my policies and agenda. I also want to give credit to the lawmakers and the team at the Office of Finance and Budget who patiently worked
by Office of the Governor | August 30, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Governor of Okinawa Yasuhiro “Denny” Tamaki engaged in important and productive discussions today, resulting in the two leaders agreeing to cooperate in the interest of lasting peace, friendship, cultural values, the environment, economic prosperity, and security.
Governor Leon Guerrero warmly welcomed Governor Tamaki prior to their meeting today at the Office of the Governor.
“I am honored to meet Governor Tamaki and I’m very pleased
by Office of the Governor | August 26, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – At successful meetings between a Guam delegation and Philippine cabinet officials, significant headway was made to provide a temporary exemption from the food and accommodation requirement for Guam contractors who recruit Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) policies and employment standards require overseas contractors to provide “food and accommodation or the monetary equivalent which shall be commensurate to the cost of l
by Office of the Governor | August 17, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – Guam has received special recognition for its accomplishments in tobacco control. Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). Earlier this week, a certificate and special coin were presented to the Guam Non-Communicable Disease Consortium Tobacco Control Action Team (NCD TCAT) of the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS).
The NCD TCAT was established in 2009 to address the burden of t
by Office of the Governor | August 16, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – Distinguished experts from around the Pacific and Caribbean will be on Guam next month for a conference that will focus on decolonization and human rights.
The special international conference, “Fanhita: Our Continuing Quests for Decolonization,” will bring together a wide array of civil rights pioneers, from elected officials to scholars to community activists, hailing from Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawai’i, American Samoa, the CNMI, Belau and W
by Office of the Governor | August 15, 2019 | Press Releases
Hagåtña, Guam – Federal funding for the Guam Regional Transit Authority to build a new maintenance facility has been extended through fiscal year (FY) 2023.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) sent a notice this morning to GRTA that its request to extend two unencumbered FTA grants has been approved.
$1 million – to build a maintenance facility that will house the transfer station, bus operations, and administration office