August 7, 2021
Guam Chamber Updates
Government of Guam Updates
This EO requires all Executive Branch line agencies of the Government of Guam to be vaccinated by September 24th.

The JIC release also reminds the community to remain vigilant:
  • Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance. 
  • Get vaccinated. Tune into local media and the latest JIC releases for vaccine availability. 
  • Stay home if you are sick, keep away from others who are sick.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others who are not in your household.
  • Practice social distancing around elderly family members.
  • Businesses and services may implement more stringent COVID-19 measures as they see fit, such as physical barriers, social distancing, and limited occupancy.

The Guam Visitors Bureau is developing a "Håfa Shoppers" visitor spending incentive program to help boost the island's economy. The program is still being finalized but would essentially work as follows:

  • Provide an on-island spending incentive to qualified visitors
  • Keep spend in Guam to infuse our economy
  • Promotion will be a global initiative through our overseas offices using traditional and digital channels
  • Target markets include South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and The Philippines
  • Visitors will be issued a debit card that can only be used in Guam
  • Card can only be used as specific terminals, which will need to be paid for by the vendor (6-month rental)
  • Money will be remitted directly to the vendor when the card is used at the terminal (less the 2.9% transaction fee)

GVB is seeking support from interested vendors. If your company would like to participate, please complete the online registration. You can also download, complete and submit the form. Please contact Brian Borja, Marketing Manager - Air Services Development, at 648-1498 or email:

Marine Tour Operator (MTO) Certification Program
GVB has partnered with the Bureau of Statistics and Plans to develop the curriculum and launch the MTO program over the past year. The course curriculum will cover professional standards, marine biology information, safety guidance, and strategies for reef-safe marine tourism. Interested participants can apply by emailing
GVB's Industry Recovery Update: August 6, 2021

September 1, 2021
Pursuant to PL 36-1

Saturday, October 2nd
Dusit Thani Resort Guam

It's time to dust off your favorite gala outfit or purple pantsuit and meet us at the Dusit on October 2nd to celebrate our 97th Anniversary and your fellow member milestone anniversaries for 2020 AND 2021! How awesome is this going to be? We are so ready for this! Aren't you?

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U.S. Chamber Updates
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Business Opportunities
RE-LIVE: A Tale of An American Island Cheerleader
Emmy-nominated Filipina-Guamanian actress Rain Valdez is looking to direct and star in her next movie on the island of Guam. Along with her producers, Shant Joshi of Fae Pictures and Myracle Mugol from GIFF, the team is currently seeking both high-net-worth investors and corporate sponsors for the movie, scheduled to shoot in April of 2022. The team is working on legislating a tax benefit for Guam-based corporate sponsors to establish a training and mentorship program for Guamanian filmmakers to build a local film and TV industry and economy on Guam. The team is also offering 10% interest for equity investments upwards of $25,000, and 20% interest for equity investments upwards of $100,000. Their fundraising goal is $1,200,000. The team is in negotiations for North American and worldwide distribution with companies like Netflix, Neon, Bohemia Media, and Cinetic Media. The interim closing date for this opportunity is August 31, 2021.

Learn more about the project and see the press coverage (including from Variety, Deadline Hollywood, Guam PDN, and KUAM) at:

To get in touch with the team, please contact Shant Joshi, president of Fae Pictures.
WhatsApp: +1 323 400 0610
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