Inquiry into fire chief's appointment - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Inquiry into fire chief's appointment

Posted: Updated:

by Nick Delgado

Guam - Public Safety Committee Chair Senator Adolpho Palacios is conducting his own investigation into the appointment of Acting Fire Chief Ray Perez. Palacios says the candidates' packet lacks supporting documents to the claim that Perez served in the capacity as a battalion chief.

He says since that is a statutory requirement; he is now hoping to meet with staff at the Governor's Office before scheduling a confirmation hearing. "I feel that a further inquiry by my office aside from the submission from the governor with respect to his packet, there needs to be an independent investigation into it," he said.

Perez's appointment expires on September 24. In the meantime, Chief Perez defends his qualifications saying that he was certified to sit in the position by the Department of Administration.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Female files complaint against deceased priest

    Female files complaint against deceased priest

    Another clergy sexual abuse lawsuit is filed in the District Court of Guam. According to the federal complaint, J.E.L. alleges she was sexually molested by deceased Capuchin priest, Father John "Jack" Niland who was assigned to the Agat parish. J.E.L. doeMore >>
    Another clergy sexual abuse lawsuit is filed in the District Court of Guam. According to the federal complaint, J.E.L. alleges she was sexually molested by deceased Capuchin priest, Father John "Jack" Niland who was assigned to the Agat parish. J.E.L. doeMore >>
  • Governor declares state of emergency after flooding

    Governor declares state of emergency after flooding

    Governor Eddie Calvo has declared a “State of Emergency” for Guam as a result of flooding that has left roads and bridges impassible and island residents homeless. The Governor has activated the Guam National Guard to assist the Department of More >>
    Governor Eddie Calvo has declared a “State of Emergency” for Guam as a result of flooding that has left roads and bridges impassible and island residents homeless. The Governor has activated the Guam National Guard to assist the Department of More >>
  • Audit questions $50,000 in undeposited bus fairs

    Audit questions $50,000 in undeposited bus fairs

    An audit of the Guam Regional Transit Authority non–appropriated funds is questioning over $50,000 in undeposited bus fares. According to the report, GRTA has no accounting system of the funds, and lacks basic controls to "address typical risks to cMore >>
    An audit of the Guam Regional Transit Authority non–appropriated funds is questioning over $50,000 in undeposited bus fares. According to the report, GRTA has no accounting system of the funds, and lacks basic controls to "address typical risks to cMore >>
Powered by Frankly