by Krystal Paco
Guam - It's been over a decade since the Guam Environmental Protection Agency issued their first notice of violation to Joseph Taitano for operating a massive illegal dump on his Yigo property. And now that the case is set for trial in September, GEPA administrator Eric Palacios expressed concerns at today's board meeting on whether the agency can afford the expenses associated with hiring an expert witness.
Palacios adds there's added value to an off-island expert witness, but costs would include travel, lodging, and professional fee. Trial is set to be heard in Judge Arthur Barcinas' courtroom on September 17 at 10am.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>