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Calvo in Washington

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo is in the nation's capitol and according to a press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior he is scheduled to attend the 2015 senior plenary session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas.  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jerry Abramson will co-host the IGIA meeting. Assistant Secretary Ester Kia'aina is scheduled to lead panel discussions on climate change, workforce development, tourism and financial assistance under the Compacts of Free Association. Along with Guam, leaders from American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be attending.  This is the sixth meeting of the IGIA since President Obama reestablished the group to address policies for the U.S. insular territories.

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