BY JULIAN RYALL Japan Correspondent TOKYO — The first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in Asia opened in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district on Jan. 22, with the company expressing confidence that a combination of the brand’s reputation and the property’s location will appeal to American travelers — including visitors from Guam. “We see the U.S. market in…
BY LARA O. NEUMAN Journal Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration said that Matson Navigation Co.’s petition challenging federal subsidies granted to American President Lines for Guam and Saipan trade routes as part of the Maritime Security Program must be rejected for lack of jurisdiction, in a brief filed on Jan.…
BY WAYNE CHARGUALAF Journal Staff As part of a worldwide corporate initiative, the Domino’s Pizza restaurant in the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam — as well as the six other Domino’s locations throughout Guam — underwent renovations in 2017 in order to improve the layout and workflow and enhance the quality of their product.…
Guam needs a lot more accountants BY WAYNE CHARGUALAF Journal Staff Accountants are heavily in demand on Guam even though the number of students graduating with accounting degrees significantly increased in the 2013 and 2015 academic years. Since 2006, the University of Guam has granted an average of 16 bachelor’s in accounting degrees every year,…
BY NICOLE B. BENAVENTE Journal Staff Bank of Guam introduced a mobile payment solution the week of Jan. 22 that allows merchants to accept EMV chip cards. Mobile payment solutions have transformed small businesses around the world — allowing merchants to take payments using a credit card reader that attaches directly to a smartphone…
Unimat Holdings purchased the 471-room Guam Reef Hotel in mid-March.
Letters were sent March 18 to prime contractors advising them that DZSP 21 LLC has been re-awarded the Base Operating Services support contract for Naval Forces Marianas.
Market Research & Development is preparing a comprehensive survey of Guam's media - the first such survey to look at media habits in more than three years.
Plans to build a new 1 500-foot deep-water pier at the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port have been proceeding steadily despite difficulties and uncertainties Michael P. Henderson marketing communications administrator for the Port Authority of Guam said.
Guam Community College's Automotive Technology program faces a boost in enrollment through a potential joint initiative between a GCC student-based organization and auto dealers.
The Saipan Garment Manufacturers Association on March 24 donated $30 000 in pedestrian crosswalk safety materials and signage for installation on Saipan roadways. SGMA donated all the materials to the CNMI government to safeguard Saipan roadway pedestrians.
The island of Guam has had a mixed relationship with the New GTA since the private company took over the telephone agency's operations on Jan. 1.
Alan Bouchard would welcome the same sort of expansion in Micronesia that his group has seen in its other markets.
MEYUNS Palau - A public auction of Image Restaurant owned by Margarita B. Dalton is scheduled for March 31 at the office of the Koror branch of Bank of Guam.
KOROR Palau - Senate President Surangel S. Whipps of the Seventh Olbiil Era Kelulau issued to the Senate a Declaration of Legislative Agenda on March 10.
LOWER BASE Saipan - Port and shipping industry officials want a revitalization of the free-trade zone to counter falling income. The decline in revenue is due to the downturn in the garment industry.
GARAPAN Saipan - Hotels in the Northern Mariana Islands are investing tens of millions of dollars in overdue renovations.
While the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association has decided the Natasha Protection Act - which had its public hearing on March 17 - is unfair to its members one major hotel has gone ahead and forged its own policy.
One of the largest pieces of undeveloped land on Guam has just been sold to a group of businessmen with two local participants.