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Contentious hearing for CLTC

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Representatives from the Chamorro Land Trust Commission are appearing before members of the Legislature today. Senator Ben Pangelinan called for today's inquiry round table meeting to get some answers as to why the CLTC allowed a company called Guam Rocks to begin surveying CLTC Land when a moratorium on new commercial leases is supposed to be in place until rules and regulations governing the program are approved.

Pangelinan called the CLTC actions unacceptable. It was in March last year when Guam Rocks Manager Tony Sanchez, appeared before the CLTC requesting a lease be approved. Guam Rocks plans to grade 100 acres of CLTC land and place infrastructure on it for later use when it's returned back to the CLTC. Sanchez is Governor Felix Camacho's former chief of staff.

CLTC Board Chair Oscar Calvo who gave the green light to Guam to start surveying CLTC land in the north told Senators this morning maybe it was a premature decision he made. Calvo told senators I have to carry this burden for the rest of my life.

He said he was not pressured by the Administration, and that he will take the beating. He further asked "what do you want from me?", to which Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz simply said "resign".

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