Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Guam News - July 7

+ Abandoned Vehicles Program still stagnantThe Abandoned Vehicles Program remains on hold as the Mayor's Council waitsfor the Department of Administration to set up the necessary accounts inorder to move forward on a contract with Balli Steel.

+ Under harsh criticism, GFD fires backDepending on who you ask, it seems there was no mishandling when it comesto federal funds with the Guam Fire Department. While Vice-Speaker B.J.Cruz has raised the issue after learning that GFD was denied nearly $11million in federal funding for the past few years, Guam State Clearinghouseofficials are now clearing the record.

+ New jail will cost around $37 millionToday's meeting between the Department of Corrections and senators todiscuss the construction of a new prison was tabled until next Tuesday,that according to Department of Corrections Director J.B. Palacios. The newjail is projected to cost about $37 million.

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