Guam - To avoid fines of up to $1,000 a day, Mangilao mayor Nito Blas has been ordered to clean up the area next to his office by the end of the month. The space is currently being used to store white goods as part of an annual program to help local residents dispose of used appliances.
But according to a warning issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, it's got to go. "Metals and white goods, refrigerators, stoves," summarized the mayor of his new assignment. "They think that I'm trying to harm the ants on the ground and the cockroach. So that's why they're more concerned about."
Blas adds his office doesn't have the $3,000 to have the waste removed, but there will be various fundraisers throughout the month including the Thursday Night Market 6-10pm Thursday night next to the Santa Teresita Church in Mangilao.