At the groundbreaking ceremony March 2 for the $38 million rebranding to the Crowne Plaza Resort — the former Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, were (from left) House Speaker Edmund S. Villagomez; Sen. Victor B. Hocog; Tinian Mayor Edwin Aldan; Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang; Senate President Jude U. Hofschneider; Department of Public Lands Secretary Marianne Concepcion-Teregeyo; Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres; Jerry Tan, CEO of Tan Holdings; Wave Hospitality Advisors Inc. principal and founder Jens Von Gierke; and Fiesta Resort Guam and regional manager Thomas Mayrhofer. Work is expected to be completed by 2022
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The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority held a groundbreaking March 30 in Tiyan for the $2.35 million Lighthouse Recovery Center for Women, to be constructed by Inland Builders. At the event were (from left) Elizabeth F. Napoli, deputy director, Ray S. Topasna, executive director, both from GHURA; Sen. Tina Rose Muna Barnes, vice speaker of the 36th Guam Legislature; Valerie Reyes, director of the Lighthouse Recovery Center; Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero; Lt. Governor Joshua F. Tenorio; Sen. Joe S. San Agustin of the 36th Guam Legislature; Sabino Flores, chairman of the board; Monica Guzman, CEO of Galaide Group LLC and vice chairwoman, both from GHURA; Lou Hongyee, program coordinator, Lighthouse Recovery Center; and Frank Ishizaki, board member, GHURA.
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Dylan Mechanical Construction Services Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary on March 20 at Applebee’s. At the party were (from left rear) Lorraine Cruz, administrative assistant; Marte Hara Parr, executive manager/project administrator; Kenny Barrett, certified welder; Lance Mantanona, HVAC helper; Jathan Cruz, mechanical helper; Matthew Hunter, vice president and chief financial officer; and (from left front) Sheryl Labindao, mechanical engineer; Maesie Hunter, expediter; Victor Cruz, mechanical apprentice; Steven Westfall, mechanical helper; Benny Parr, mechanical supervisor; Nathaniel Perez, mechanical helper and Harold Cullick, president and principal.
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Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Glimpses Media; met with Paul Yin-lien Chen, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam on March 12.
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McDonald’s of Guam and McDonald’s of Saipan announced that Jarred A. Castro has been awarded the McDonald’s Operations Technology Person Pro of the Year Award for the Walnut Creek Field Office in California areas, which include the Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Alaska and five other states. The announcement was made at the finale of the OTP Pro Virtual CyberConnect Conference on Jan. 27. Jarred is one of only two OTP Pro’s chosen for the prestigious technical award. At the award presentation at the Tamuning McDonald’s on March 5 were (from left) Vilmore Santiago, general manager, Tamuning McDonald’s; Castro; and Joe E. Ayuyu Jr., vice president for McDonald’s of Guam and McDonald’s of Saipan.
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Shown meeting at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office on March 9 are (from left) Lisa Fu, executive assistant at TECO; Ping-yuan Edward Lu, chairman and nutritionist at Globest LLC, which does business as GNC Guam and director of the Public Health Office for the HSVG Mission; Chen-Yi Jenny Yang, owner and managing director of Globest LLC, which does business as GNC Guam;
Naomi Castro-Muna, paralegal, Davis & Davis Law Firm; Kel Muna, program director, Guam International Film Festival; Stephen Shu-Chih Hsu, director at TECO; Melvin Won Pat-Borja, director of the Guam Department of Chamorro Affairs; Don Muna, executive producer, PBS Guam; Jennifer C. Davis, attorney at Davis & Davis Law Firm; and Vincent Lu, deputy director of TECO. Ping-yan Edward Lu was issued a Certificate of Appointment as a member of the TECO Advisory Board on March 11.
Photo courtesy of Chen-Yi Jenny Yang