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More funding needed to complete Guam Museum

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - Big concerns were raised this afternoon at a hearing regarding the status of the Guam Museum. The state of the art structure museum will be the centerpeice of the upcoming Festival of the Pacific Arts, as well as a landmark in Guam's capitol of Hagatna.

However, the $27 million project only has a balance of $791,000 remaining, and it is estimated at least half a million more will be needed. Despite this need, current Guam law caps the project at its current budget.

Chamorro Affairs director Joseph Cameron said, "Without any amendments to the current law that would mean that I would have to reach out, and I'm putting packages together as we speak, that would reach out for a generous donor for that matter 56:26 for naming rights of the theater."

Creative solutions are needed to address this funding shortage. Currently only 46% of the museum has been finished, and the estimated completion date offered by the contractor is October 2015. 
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