Talks continue on suing feds for reparations - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Talks continue on suing feds for reparations

Posted: Updated:

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Discussions about suing the federal government for war reparations, compact impact and possibly even Fena continue between the Administration and the Legislature.

Senator Frank Blas, Jr. says while in Washington, with the governor's senior policy advisor, Arthur Clark, the two discussed the possibility of suing the feds for compact impact reimbursements. 

It's a suggestion that was also made by Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz, but the matters are currently being reviewed to determine if there are grounds to file suit. "That's the legal review I'm asking for; obviously, I'm not an attorney.  I'm asking who has standing to sue. I believe the issue is ripe and we can and it's a matter of who can sue and where can we sue," said Sen. Blas.  

Blas says he will be meeting with Clark and the vice speaker when Cruz returns to the island to further discuss the possibility of litigation.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Guam ranked 5th in chlamydia rates

    Guam ranked 5th in chlamydia rates

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:39 PM EDT2019-03-22 02:39:04 GMT
    The rates of sexually transmitted diseases on island are climbing. Last year, Guam ranked a startling 5th in the nation for Chlamydia.This week, representatives from the Department of Public Health traveled off island to a national conference to find soluMore >>
    The rates of sexually transmitted diseases on island are climbing. Last year, Guam ranked a startling 5th in the nation for Chlamydia.This week, representatives from the Department of Public Health traveled off island to a national conference to find soluMore >>
  • Former Guam residents return as marines for military exercise

    Former Guam residents return as marines for military exercise

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:12 PM EDT2019-03-22 02:12:42 GMT
    A pair of Guam-bred Marines were back home for a brief visit, after taking part in the recent COPE North exercise involving more than two thousand troops from three countries. For Marines Benjamin Blas Jr. and Daelankris Alviz, the multinational Cope NortMore >>
    A pair of Guam-bred Marines were back home for a brief visit, after taking part in the recent COPE North exercise involving more than two thousand troops from three countries. For Marines Benjamin Blas Jr. and Daelankris Alviz, the multinational Cope NortMore >>
  • More than $468,000 in tax returns being mailed-out

    More than $468,000 in tax returns being mailed-out

    Friday, March 22 2019 4:08 AM EDT2019-03-22 08:08:12 GMT
    $468,468 in tax refunds have been mailed out. The Department of Revenue & Taxation and the Department of Administration say they represent 167 checks for error-free returns filed on or before October 2, 2018.More >>
    $468,468 in tax refunds have been mailed out. The Department of Revenue & Taxation and the Department of Administration say they represent 167 checks for error-free returns filed on or before October 2, 2018.More >>
Powered by Frankly