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Ken Tagawa looks to make comeback at Port

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Former Port Authority general manager Ken Tagawa is looking to make a comeback.  KUAM News has confirmed that efforts are underway to bring Tagawa back to the agency in a management position.  He retired after working for Matson for a number of years and then took on the position at the Port.  

After only seven months on the job Tagawa called it quits, citing health reasons.  Last year he returned to the Port Authority - this time hired as the chief negotiator, making $20,000 a month.  His contract expired and now Port General Manager Rick Agustin confirms Tagawa may just return again.

"There's no reason why we can't bring Ken Tagawa back," said Agustin.  "He has over 30-40 years experience in the maritime industry, plus he was our chief negotiator, so there's no reason we can't use his expertise in that area, too.  Hopefully he doesn't take over my position, but I'm sure if he does come in, then he'll be the deputy."

Agustin says Tagawa's experience as chief negotiator will help the agency as they continue negotiations with the Guam Federation of Teachers. He could not say why efforts are underway to bring him back on board for the remainder of the current administration, when Vivian Leon is already the acting deputy and acting chief negotiator. 

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