Mar 9, 2013

2020 eyed for Okinawa marine shift

The U.S. military aims to complete the redeployment to Guam of marine elements now in Okinawa by 2020, according to recent congressional testimony by Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and other sources. It is the first time the U.S. forces ...

Guam police beef up security to assure tourists

Feb 22, 2013

Guam police beef up security to assure tourists

Police on the Pacific island of Guam have beefed up patrols in the wake of the Feb. 12 rampage by a 21-year-old local man at a key tourist spot that left three Japanese tourists dead and 11 other people wounded. Guam police Chief Fred ...

Guam eager to keep Japanese visitors coming

Feb 20, 2013

Guam eager to keep Japanese visitors coming

by Ronron Calunsod

The government of Guam is desperate to keep Japanese coming to the island despite last week’s attack that left three tourists dead and 11 people wounded. “It goes without saying,” Antonio Muna of the Guam Visitors Bureau said when asked if the U.S. territory, ...

Mass offered for rampage victims

Feb 18, 2013

Mass offered for rampage victims

A special Mass was celebrated Sunday at Guam’s main Catholic church for the victims of last week’s attack that killed three Japanese tourists and wounded 11 others. “We, the Catholics, express our condolences to the loved ones” of the victims of Tuesday’s tragedy, Archbishop ...

Feb 15, 2013

Killing spree struck one family hard

Rie Sugiyama, 28, killed in a stabbing spree Tuesday on Guam, had been looking forward to her younger brother’s wedding ceremony in the U.S. territory scheduled for Thursday — Valentine’s Day. “I want my daughter back,” said Sugiyama’s father, whose name has not been ...

Guam suspect never violent, friend says

Feb 15, 2013

Guam suspect never violent, friend says

For a former schoolmate of Chad Ryan De Soto, the news about the 21-year-old allegedly driving his car into and stabbing Japanese tourists Tuesday night in a Guam tourist area was shocking not only because it was so horrible, but also because it was ...