Guam - More efforts are underway to help the families in Japan that were displaced from Friday's tsunami. Senator Judi Guthertz says she spoke with the Consulate General of Japan for Guam about the possibility of working with the Guam Visitor's Bureau and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association to bring the displaced residents in Japan to Guam.
She says the island would serve as a place of refuge, adding, "We have a lot of hotel space that's been underutilized and we have people in great need of some relief for some temporary housing and what better place then Guam, my thought are primarily for elderly people and young people perhaps those of student age that we might be able to accommodate temporarily even in our schools."
Guthertz says she also received support from Governor Eddie Calvo today on the matter. She also urged the island's chief executive to get the CNMI government involved.