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July - August 2014 Issue

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HEALTH CARE:
Test: Positive

A full physical of Guam's medical industry reveals more specialists, better equipment and better accessibility to care

By Joy White
Cover photo by Jennifer M. Stocker

Guam is seeing growth in its health care and medical capabilities. Several new clinics have opened, with several more to open in the coming years. Guam has come a long way in terms of health care infrastructure, technology and public health trends in general, but there are still some medical needs that must be addressed.

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POWER AND ENERGY:
Power to the people
Guam's energy industry to experience a climate change of its own

By Amanda Pampuro

For years, "going green" seemed to mean paying more for less. It should come as no surprise to read that solar energy is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but to hear that it has also become a less expensive option makes it worth a second glance. Whether climate change has become impossible to ignore, or the simple cost of residential power bills has risen too high, Guam's energy paradigm is about to make a profound shift.

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WHOLESALE:
What's the damage?
Wholesale experts weigh in on how global supply issues are affecting the island's grocery bill
By Thomas Johnson

With the onset of droughts and grain shortages in key farming regions, supplies of produce and meat in the United States are growing scarcer, leading to fluctuations in commodity prices across the board. As the crises continue to affect stateside suppliers and as fuel costs continue to rise, it falls to local wholesalers to determine how they plan to deal with pricing and supply issues in the year ahead.

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RETAIL:
If the niche fits
Guam's unique customer mix is drawing additional investments
By Poonam V. Hemlani

According to the authorities at each of Guam's major shopping centers, the island appears to be in an upswing of retail activity judging from occupancy of retail space and interest in Guam by national brands.

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LEISURE SERIES:
Take it to the turf
Guam companies build camaraderie and morale 'out in the field'
By Thomas Johnson

Companies across the island have been taking part in team sports leagues for decades, many of them fielding championship teams that embody the spirit of "work hard, play hard." However, whether a team is made up of fun-loving casual players or uber-competitive veterans, every company can agree that there's nothing quite like competition to fuel the spirit of camaraderie in their employees.

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