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The GovGuam Portal is our latest e-government initiative that is transforming government operations and improving our culture of service. We continue to develop better ways for you to get what you need, when you need it. This is our commitment to you as we build upon the progress that is moving our island forward in so many ways.

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Sinseru yan Magåhet,

FELIX P. CAMACHO
I Maga’ låhen Guåhan
Governor of Guam
MICHAEL W. CRUZ, M.D
I Segundo na Maga’ låhen Guåhan
Lieutenant Governor of Guam


Projects

Governor Felix P. Camacho today directed the Bureau of Statistics and Plans to create a comprehensive database that will identify former Guam residents and natives born abroad and be used to encourage them to return home and be a part of Guam’s growing future.

Acting Governor Michael W. Cruz M.D., will sign Bill No. 142, a measure that authorizes compensation and benefits adjustments for employees of the Port Authority of Guam.

A signing ceremony is scheduled for today, July 2, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at the Port Authority of Guam, Piti. 

 
Acting Governor Cruz Signs Three Bills Into Law
July 2, 2009

Acting Governor Michael W. Cruz, M.D., signed three bills into public law including Bill 160 (COR), now PL 30-42. Additionally, it appropriates funding to the Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue and Taxation for processing and mailing of tax refunds and cost of living allowance (COLA) payments.

“I understand and recognize the financial strain faced by the people of Guam,” said Acting Governor Cruz. “This bill addresses the issue of overdue tax refunds and COLA payments and ensures that our people will now receive the money they are owed.”

Acting Governor Cruz also signed the following:

  • Bill No. 88 (LS) – PL 30-40: Amends current law relative to the David J.T. Limtiaco Plant Nursery Building at the Department of Agriculture.
  • Bill No. 146 (COR) – PL 30-41: Appropriates funding to sustain existing operations for youth support programs for the balance of Fiscal Year 2009. These programs include the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Youth Drug and Alcohol Program and Sanctuary, Inc.
 
A Statement from the Governor and Lt. Governor of Guam
July 2, 2009

Governor Felix P. Camacho and Lt. Governor Michael W. Cruz, M.D., issued the following statement regarding the death of Reina Leddy:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Reina Leddy, whose contributions to our island will forever be remembered. Her tireless efforts as a business and civic leader in our community will be sorely missed. We ask the people of Guam to keep her husband David, and the entire Leddy family, in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
 
PBS Guam General Manager Selected for Leadership Development Program
July 2, 2009

Acting Governor Michael W. Cruz and PBS Guam proudly announce the selection of Dr. Sam Mabini, PBS Guam General Manger, as a member of the 2009 PBS Leadership Development Program funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Mabini is one of five new individuals in the nation to be selected and is Guam’s first member in the program.

“I commend Dr. Mabini for her commitment to improving PBS Guam and congratulate her on this prestigious selection,” said Acting Governor Cruz. “I am confident that the knowledge she gains under this program will help her strengthen Guam’s public broadcasting systems.”

The program is in its fourth year and is a year-long process that provides management development and networking opportunities to promising talent in the public broadcasting system and seeks to diversify a new generation of system leaders. Her selection to the program is based on her demonstration of leadership ability and her long-term commitment to public broadcasting. 

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized and chosen for this program, which provides me with the opportunity to grow professionally with PBS Guam,” said Dr. Mabini. “More importantly, it puts Guam in the position to make a significant contribution to the public broadcasting community in the years to come and throughout the United States.”

Dr. Mabini has been the general manager of PBS Guam since June 2008. She has held positions as acting director of the Guam Public Library and associate dean at the Guam Community College.
 
H1N1 Influenza Virus Case Confirmed on Guam
July 1, 2009

The Office of the Acting Governor announced today that a government employee on Andersen Air Force Base has contracted the H1N1 influenza virus. The case was confirmed today by the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS).

DPHSS has been working with the Department of Defense to ensure the individual receives appropriate medical attention.

The individual after returning from a trip to Texas exhibited flu-like symptoms. The individual sought medical care at Naval Hospital Guam on June 25. The individual underwent sampling and was placed on home isolation. The samples were sent to the Navy Health Research Laboratory in San Diego, which confirmed the H1N1 influenza virus today.

The individual is recovering and continues to remain in isolation. One member of the individual’s household is experiencing flu-like symptoms and has been placed on anti-viral medication. The individual and other members of the household are currently undergoing further medical observation.

There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home if you are sick for seven days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer. This is to keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.

The DPHSS Incident Command Center will continue to operate as usual from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, please visit the Department of Public Health and Social Services Web site at www.dphss.guam.gov, the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense Web site at www.guamhs.org, or the Center for Disease Control Web site at www.cdc.gov.

You may also call the information line at the Incident Command Center at 735-H1N1 (4161).
 
Guam Trade Mission to Manila Attracts Serious Interest
Governor Camacho issues invitations to do business on Guam

July 1, 2009

Governor Felix P. Camacho yesterday attended a conference in Manila as part of the Guam Trade Mission delegation that met with approximately 150 senior executives from several Philippine companies to expand on their initial interest in doing business in Guam. The executives represented companies from the fields of technology, real estate, construction, insurance, financial services, agriculture, aquaculture and medicine. In addition to Governor Camacho, members of the Guam delegation included representatives of the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) and members of the island’s private sector.

“I am excited that these companies are looking to extend their services to our island and we certainly welcome their investment,” said Governor Camacho. “I informed them that my office and GEDA are ready to assist with their entry into the Guam market.”

Philippine companies in attendance included Petron Corporation; Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company;; Land Registration Systems, Inc.; 1 Document Corporation; Stradcom Corporation; Penta Capital Investment Corporation; Saludo, Fernandez, Aquino and Taleon Law Offices; and HP Diagnostic. Additionally, the conference was attended by the Philippine Representative of Asian Development Bank as well as representatives of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Chemical Industries of the Philippines.

A number of private businesses are sponsors of the trade mission, including Continental Airlines; International Group, Inc.; Pacific Rim Brokers, Inc.; Land Registration Systems Inc.; Stradcom Corporation; 1 Document Corporation; Century Insurance Co. Ltd.; and the Marianas Business Journal.

“I would like to thank Governor Camacho and GEDA for their participation in this event. While this mission was arranged by a number of individuals in the private sector, the support we have received for the Governor and GEDA is proving invaluable,” said Peter R. Sgro, chairman and executive officer of International Group. “We look forward to the next step in the process as these organizations firm up their plans.”

For more information, please contact Christina “Tina” Garcia, GEDA Deputy Administrator, at (011-63) 905-666-9727 or Peter R. Sgro Jr., private sector group representative at (011-63) 915-235-9095. Additionally, Mr. Sgro can be reached at the Renaissance Hotel on (011-632) 811-6888, Room 1250
 
Media Advisory – 06/30/09
 A press release will be sent out in the evening regarding the Guam Trade Mission. Governor Felix P. Camacho is a part of Guam’s delegation that is in Manila currently meeting with regional executives who have expressed interest in conducting business on Guam.

The release will accompany photos and will detail information of the Guam Trade Mission in Manila.
 
U.S. Consul General and Media of Okinawa Visit Adelup
Group meets with acting governor on Marines relocation, tours military bases

June 30, 2009

Acting Governor Michael W. Cruz, M.D., hosted Kevin Maher, the U.S. consul general of Naha, Okinawa, his staff, and a group of Japanese media today during a courtesy visit at Adelup.

The Joint Guam Program Office escorted the group to Adelup as part of a full-day tour of Guam and the military bases. The eight media reporters, who cover military and security issues in Okinawa, engaged Acting Governor Cruz in questions regarding Guam’s preparedness for the social impact of the Marines’ transition from Okinawa to Guam. The transition must be a “national priority and commitment” to ensure that the quality of life for residents on and off base will be better and not worse, said Acting Governor Cruz.

The group also toured Naval Base Guam, including Apra View Housing, and visited the Asan Bay Overlook, the Pacific War Museum, the Andersen Air Force Base Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element, and the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) proposed Marine Corps relocation facilities. The purpose of their visit is to enhance their understanding of the relocation plan and to see examples of housing and other facilities that will be constructed with the aid of Japanese funds.

The group arrived in Guam last night and will depart for Okinawa tomorrow morning.