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More reports of squatting on government property

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - With the summer months in full swing, it could be tempting to camp at the beach.

But according to Dededo mayor Melissa Savares, some residents take it too far, and erect structures as temporary homes along beaches like Tanguissan.

Savares reminds residents that squatting is illegal and poses potential health and safety hazards, saying, "It is a concern because there is no running water here and there are no utilities. And of course safety of them at night other than the sound from the power plant and if you get any lights form their spotlight, there's no visibility - no good visibility."

Residents are advised to check with parks and recreations before using beach pavilions or other government property for functions as a permit may be necessary.

Meanwhile, Savares asks that potential squatters connect with their village mayor to avail of the many services to help those in need of housing.
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