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Reparations forum emphasizes unified voice

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by Jason Salas

Guam - Over the weekend, Adelup hosted the community for its latest forum in a series of gatherings events about various island issues focusing on Guam war reparations. Saturday, the Administration heard the people's feedback about the ongoing issue of war reparations.

GovGuam specifically sought input on how it could convince Uncle Sam to make good on a promise for compensation for wartime hardships - a promise nearly six decades old.

Governor Calvo addressed the attendees about the need to present a single voice to the feds about why reparations are so important to our people. He announced, "When they zeroed-out the budget for Guam - and this is what I've heard is going on in Washington - some of the staff are saying they may think the people from Guam or the leaders from Guam don't have a firm understanding of how difficult the financial situation is in Washington. And with that, when we come up there with these requests, we are going in a completely different direction, and off tangent. As far as I'm concerned, we do fully understand the situation that is occurring in Washington, DC in regards to their budget, because that is an issue that has been affecting us for over a decade."

The ensuing discussion was taped in full, so check out KUAM program listings online and on MCV Channel 2 for broadcast dates and times.

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