The Public Utilities Commission will meet today to determine what the next fuel surcharge will be for Guam Power Authority ratepayers. Prospects are grim for anyone hoping rates would at least stay the same, let alone go down. Underrecovery is how much GPA loses between the cost of fuel and the current fuel surcharge. So, we have to start shrinking that (underrecovery)," Johnson said. As Johnson stated, the fuel surcharge will ultimately depend on what commissioners decide, regardless of any proposals or recommendation.
Investigations into two complaints before the Guam Board of Medical Examiners involving allegations of sexual misconduct against a private practicing physician on island may be completed in the next 30 days. He is accused of sexually harassing and assaulting two female patients who were under his care. Akoma has been practicing family medicine on Guam since 2017, but allegations of sexual harassment against the physician date back to 2007. The settlement agreement alleges “unwanted sexual comments” and “unwanted sexual advances” toward female co-workers. He also is alleged to have “violated appropriate examination procedures for female patients.”Akoma faced similar allegations at IHP Medical Group on Guam.3 months ago The Guam Daily Post
Although health officials have a "gut feeling" the lack of care contributes to the island's high fetal and maternal mortality rates, they have yet to gather evidence to support their hypothesis. We do know that Guam has a high maternal mortality rate,” Ann Pobutsky, DPHSS territorial epidemiologist, told local media and the community during a COVID-19 briefing last week. But, yes, Guam has a very high maternal mortality, not every year women die. But maternal mortality is a trend in the U.S. that has gone up," she said. While gathering the data lies ahead, health officials already have identified which ethnicities have higher rates of fetal and maternal deaths.3 months ago The Guam Daily Post
The large swathes of empty seats in the second half summed up the Qatar soccer team’s disappointing start to its first ever World Cup. The controversy-laced tournament opened Sunday with the 2019 Asian Cup champions getting outplayed in a 2-0 loss to Ecuador, ensuring a host team lost its opening game for the first time at a World Cup. “This is just the start of the World Cup,” said the 33-year-old Valencia, who has now scored Ecuador’s last five goals at the World Cup, including three in 2014. Put simply, Ecuador was just too good for a team only playing at the World Cup because it is the host. Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro was under no illusions, though, saying: “Enner, he will play.”—World Cup dismay for Qatar as Ecuador wins opening game2 months ago The Florida Daily Post
For hours, parents, wives, siblings, children and some of the 17 Cruz also wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018 stood 20 feet (6 meters) from him. Cruz, 24, stared back at them, dressed in a bright red jail jumpsuit, showing no emotion behind a COVID-19 face mask. The two-day hearing will conclude Wednesday when Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer formally sentences him to life without parole. Lead defense attorney Melisa McNeill eventually asked Judge Scherer to stop the families from attacking her and her colleagues directly, saying they had worked within the parameters of Cruz’s constitutional rights in defending him. I have no forgiveness in my heart for you.”—Families unleash grief and anger on Parkland school shooter2 months ago The Florida Daily Post
Internet disruption is a weapon by the government to silence citizens’ unrest which remains worryingly high, DAILY POST reports. Research co-created by Surfshark and NetBlocks shows that Asia is the most censorship-intensive region worldwide, while Africa follows. According to the research, there were 66 internet blackouts in six countries — Internet was shut down locally in three countries and territories (India, the Jammu and Kashmir region, and Pakistan) while in Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, and Sudan — internet connections were cut down nationwide. In Nigeria, in 2021, five States across Nigeria shut down the Internet at different points. “In addition, when the internet is disrupted, journalists are unable to use encrypted messaging services that rely on the internet.3 months ago Daily Post Nigeria
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has again cried out over the kidnap and eventual murder of a serving policeman, one Inspector Celestine Oriodovwe, by dare-devil gangs in Enugu State. HURIWA said it has consistently condemned any coordinated assault and organised massacre of the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force. “Might we begin by extending our deepest appreciation to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Abba, who has graciously ordered the investigation of these incidents by relevant formations of the Nigeria Police Force? “We are even more encouraged by the dedication and professionalism of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 13, Ukpo, Muri Umar Musa, and his investigating ‘A Team’. “The Inspector General of Police, Akali Baba Usman, had recently presented a cheque of N26,170,760 to families of deceased officers who died while in active service in Delta State.3 months ago Daily Post Nigeria
A member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Salam has called for devolution of powers between the federal, States and local governments. “To build a country that is prosperous and where justice is available to everyone regardless of their tribe or class. So, we have a long way to go and that’s exactly what we have exposed in the lecture today. We just have to devolve powers and make sure that our country works as a truly Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he concluded. Farounbi, who is a veteran broadcast journalist and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines, explained that, “Since a computer is made of hardware, software and operator, the hardware is the constitution which has crashed.3 months ago Daily Post Nigeria