Pacific Daily News: Public Health launches Sara Alert to limit the spread of COVID-19. What we know.. “In addition to adopting the Guam COVID Alert App last month, the the Department of Public Health and Social Services will also be using Sara Alert. It’s an open-source tool that automates monitoring and reporting of individuals exposed to or infected with COVID-19, according to the Joint Information Center. ”
Pacific Daily News: Search our database of unexploded ordnance found on Guam. “During the 20-day battle to liberate Guam from Japanese forces, the American military bombarded the island with explosives. Today, some of the munitions remain, turning up on beaches, farms and construction sites.”
Pacific News Center: Guam Legislature launches military buildup database. “The 35th Guam Legislature has launched a database for the military buildup on Guam courtesy of Speaker Tina Muna-Barnes who also chairs the legislative buildup committee. The database seeks to document the military buildup on Guam and allow for a single repository that will have all information relevant to the buildup.” I didn’t know a lot about the military buildup in Guam, but Pacific Daily News has a useful timeline.
Guam Daily Post: Roots researcher discovers DNA origins. “Chamorro Roots researcher Bernard Punzalan uses historical records to develop the massive archive that helps thousands of Guam’s native inhabitants discover their ancestry. Recently DNA sampling has added another layer to Punzalan’s family history, and the roots of his tree, he discovered, go much, much deeper. Chamorro Roots is a digital archive of more than 350,000 records compiled by Punzalan in recent years. It started as a means of self-discovery before becoming a widely used resource for Chamorros at home and abroad.”