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GovGuam notices could be in English & Chamorro

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - The Guam Legislature may become bilingual - at least in the notices they issue.  Bill 373, introduced by Senator Frank Blas (R), requires all government notices be issued in Chamorro, as well English.  

The senator says the goal is twofold - to perpetuate he Chamorro language, "But more importantly to provide avenue and opportunity for those who are not well versed in the English language - namely elderly who feel more comfortable conversing in Chamorro to provide them the information."

Blas admits it would cost the government, but says it is a small price to pay for the investment in preserving the Chamorro language and serving those who speak Guam's indigenous tongue as their primary language.

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