Suspended Guam Archbishop found guilty of sexual abuse

The Catholic Church on the island has been consumed by a child sex abuse scandal that went right to the top of the church's hierarchy: Archbishop Anthony Apuron.

Apuron was accused of assaulting altar boys when he was a parish priest on Guam in the 1970s.

When the allegations first surfaced in June 2016, Pope Francis suspended Apuron and put his before a secretive Vatican procedure.

In its ruling issued overnight, the Apostolic Tribunal stripped Apuron of office and prohibited him from returning to Guam.

Nutritionist urges people of Guam to choose fresh local products

The recent Diabetes Conference revealed that Guam's pre-diabetes rates are up around 17 per cent for 2017.

Ronald Laguana attended the Pacific Nutrition meeting run by the Pacific Community last week and blames products imported from the U.S. for the alarming statistic.

Mr Laguana said he is part of a community gardens group that helps educate people on a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Fresh allegations of abuse by Guam priests

In one case Archbishop Anthony Apuron is alleged to have encouraged prayer as a way of getting over repeated abuse by a priest.

A former altar boy who alleges he was sexually abused by a now defrocked priest Raymond Cepeda for eight years in the 1990s is seeking US$5 million in damages.

He claims when he reported the abuse to Archbishop Apuron and another priest in 1999 he was "shunned away".

Meanwhile Pacific Daily News reports a now-deceased priest Monsignor Jose Guerrero has been added to the list of clergy accused of abusing children.

Guam delegate calls for DACA to remain

Madeleine Bordallo's comments come after President Donald Trump scrapped a programme that protected immigrants brought illegally into the US as children from deportation.

Implementation has been delayed until March, but Ms Bordallo said the decision was unnecessary.

She said the programme known as DACA allowed 800,000 people, including some neighbours and friends on Guam, to live and work in the community and for many, the US was the only country they know.

Ms Bordallo says the reversal of DACA affects Guam and its residents.

Only Samoa and Guam left in Pac Games race

The Pacific Games Council has visited Samoa and Guam in the past fortnight to evaluate their bids but said with no government support forthcoming in Tahiti their initial expression of interest cannot be evaluated further.

The President of the Tahiti Olympic Committee, Tauhiti Nena, said they tried to persuade the administration to reconsider their decision no avail.

Guam visitor numbers up despite North Korean threat

Yesterday, Kim Jong-Un said he was reviewing pans to strike the island's waters although he called on the United States to ease tension.

The bureau's director Jon Denight said visitor arrivals in the first 12 days of August were up five percent on the same period last year.

Mr Denight said tourists due to visit Guam were being assured the island was safe.

"Guam has had a long history, 50 years, of tourism and we are known as a family-friendly, safe destination," said Mr Denight.

Guam's faithful look to God as North Korea threat looms

"If we were given 14 minutes to decide what to do with our lives, do you think you'd have enough time?"

Gofigan was referring to the length of time the Guam Homeland Security department estimates it would take a North Korean missile to reach the island. It's not idle debate.

Last week, North Korean state media said it was drawing up plans to fire four missiles less than 25 miles from Guam's coastline, placing the Pacific island in the center of the increasingly hostile rhetoric being lobbed between Washington and Pyongyang.

Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

In a statement last week, Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, said the plan to fire "four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets ... to signal a crucial warning to the US" would be ready by "mid-August."

Recent days have seen a significant escalation of tensions in the region as preparations are put in place for a possible launch in Guam, Japan and South Korea.

A notice put out by Guam's Joint Information Center Saturday warned residents how to prepare "for an imminent missile threat."

Guam issues nuclear emergency guidelines

This week Pyongyang's state-run news agency said its army would complete plans in mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near Guam, a US territory and military base, amid increasingly heated rhetoric over the North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Guam's governor Eddie Calvo said there was no heightened threat but the government had issued a preparedness fact sheet, which covered what to do before, during and after a nuclear attack.

Trump says fire and fury threat 'maybe not tough enough'

He said the regime would be in trouble "like few nations have ever been" if they do not "get their act together".

His comments came after Pyongyang announced it had a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam.

The New Zealand Defence Force has confirmed an Air Force aircraft is in Guam as part of a military exercise.

Tensions between the two countries have escalated in recent weeks after North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.