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2014-08-26 08:36:51

Win Prize of Ray-Ban® Aviator Sunglasses TUMON BAY, Guam, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is sponsoring a photo contest called "#GuamRays: Shoot a Selfie in Shades" to promote Guam's sun and fun. Entrants have the chance to win a pair of Ray Ban® Aviator Flash Lenses Sunglasses ($170 value). Participants can enter the contest by snapping a selfie in sunglasses and uploading it to the contest website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter along with the hashtag...

2014-04-29 12:28:26

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guam's economy generated $7.7 billion in revenue in 2012, up 23.9 percent from $6.2 billion in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for Guam. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO The five-year economic census provides the most authoritative and comprehensive source of information about the entire U.S. economy, including U.S. territories like Guam,...

2014-04-29 12:28:18

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 1,339 business establishments in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands generated $1.3 billion in sales, employed 14,215 people and paid $208.4 million in annual payroll, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Every five years, the economic census provides...

2014-04-29 08:23:21

Five-year, fixed-price contract has maximum value of USD 262.5M RESTON, Virginia, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supreme Group [http://www.supreme-group.net ], a global leader in the provision of end to end supply chain solutions, operating under a teaming agreement signed with Pacific Unlimited Inc, (PUI), [http://www.pacifictrucking.com ] has been awarded a five-year contract by PUI to support Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) operations in Guam. The United States Defense...

2014-02-26 23:32:53

Clients can now obtain essential court records from these United States territories. Court record searches that are offered by EvictionRecords.com for these territories include eviction records, county criminal records and sex offender checks. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 People can now use EvictionRecords.com in order to obtain essential vital records from Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Many companies do not offer court records searches for these U.S. territories, but...

2014-02-21 23:03:19

Give an Hour’s network of volunteers pledge to give one hour of their time each week and now includes nearly 7,000 licensed mental health professionals in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Give an Hour™, a national nonprofit organization providing free and confidential mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities announces that that its network of nearly...

First ATTREX Science Mission Completed By NASA
2014-02-14 14:59:40

Beth Hagenauer - NASA NASA's Global Hawk No. 872 completed a 17.5-hour science flight Feb. 14, it's first for the 2014 Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) mission. The unmanned aircraft, carrying a suite of specialized instruments, flew from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam. Objectives were to sample vertical distribution of the Western Pacific tropical tropopause layer trace gases, water vapor and clouds. In situ data was gathered about cirrus clouds in the...

Invasive Pests Compromise Native Trees' Ability To Recover From Guam's Severe Storms
2014-01-31 14:13:15

American Society for Horticultural Science Guam experiences more tropical cyclones than any other state or territory in the United States. These cyclones--called typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean--can be devastating to Guam's dense native forests. The impact of large-scale tropical cyclones affects the health of managed and unmanaged forests, urban landscapes, and perennial horticulture plantings for many years after the actual storm. In fact, the island's forests are often called...

2014-01-07 08:31:14

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), a new hospital under construction on the island of Guam, has signed a contract with Allscripts for rapid deployment of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) suites for electronic health records solution, revenue cycle management, and overall budgeting and planning. GRMC will move forward with Allscripts Sunrise(TM) clinical product suite as its electronic health record (EHR) solution. The hospital also will deploy...


Latest Guam Reference Libraries

Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested areas and is known to be highly dependent on the presence of caves. This species is small, with an...

Post Storm Analysis Of Typhoon Sanvu
2012-07-17 14:09:29

Typhoon Sanvu formed to the Southeast of Guam on May 21, 2012 and began to make its track to the North. Sanvu was responsible for strong winds and rain in the Guam area. It then moved to the North and impacted the island known as Iwo To. The pressure dropped to around 975mb with winds around 70mph when it made landfall on Iwo To. The eye wall passed right over the island on the evening of the 25th of May. When Sanvu left the island of Iwo To it rapidly transitioned into an...

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2007-03-19 16:05:37

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans in its habitat. The snake is considered a pest in Guam where it is not native. It was carried there on a US military transport at the end of WWII. The slightly venomous, but rather harmless, snake killed almost the entire native bird...

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2005-06-09 11:03:36

The Guam Rail (Rallus owstoni) is a flightless bird native to Guam. It disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was removed totally from the entire island by the late 1980s. This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some mainland U.S. zoos. Since 1995, more than 100 rails have been introduced on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in an attempt to establish a wild breeding...

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