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Guam Youth Congress convenes

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Youth Congress met today to speak about a number of issues. According to Speaker Derrick Hills, one topic was the recent made by President Barack Obama's main advisor on the environment, Nancy Sutley, who met last week with local officials and saw firsthand the island's infrastructure needs in order to handle the increase in population as a result of the buildup.

He said Youth Congress members need to be informed about such issues.  "It's going to always be important. If it's about the military buildup or not we have to make sure we're prepared for any situation because the buildup is going to bring in revenue and benefits for the island as well as the recent health care bill and we have to make sure we prepare ourselves and make sure we're up to date to service the people of Guam. The Youth Congress needs to make sure we're up to date to service the youth of Guam," Hills stated.

Representative from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam Tiffany Quitugua says the Youth Congress also recognized Earth Hour today by presenting a resolution.  "Earth Hour is very important to the youth seeing that we need to promote energy efficiency and saving our environment is very important and I feel that earth hour is a great move and I'm hoping that more initiatives like this are sought after and it's very important to us," she said.

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