Judiciary cuts to save $100k annually


Guam – The Judicary of Guam anticipates saving the government 100-thousand dollars annually with the cost cutting measures scheduled to begin next week.

In light of the looming financial despair facing the Government of Guam, the Judiciary of Guam will be taking the following measures to reduce their financial liabilities.
The intake/filing counters of the Supreme Court Clerk and the Superior Court Clerk, including the Northern Court Satellite and Probation Services Division will close at 4pm Monday through Friday. All Magistrate hearing shall be held at 3pm on any day in which Magistrate Hearings are set.

According to Judiciary Spokesperson Shawn Gumataotao, these measures will be implemented on March 6th. He adds that the savings to be seen from the measures are a result of cutting back overtime pay, compensatory pay and night differential.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.