Governor, admiral sign Civil-Military Coordination Council chart - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Governor, admiral sign Civil-Military Coordination Council charter

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 4:49 PM Updated:

It's an agreement to guide the pace and sequence of the massive military buildup. Governor Eddie Calvo and Admiral Shoshana Chatfield signed the "Civil-Military Coordination Council" charter in a ceremony at Adelup.

The council is made up of representatives from local and federal agencies with a role in the eventual relocation of some 5,000 Marines from Okinawa.

Members actually met for the fourth time Thursday, with discussion ranging from ongoing construction projects, to EPA permit reviews, and the H-2B foreign worker visa approval process.

The H2B issue has been a sticking point for the Governor. He publicly announced withdrawal of support for the buildup citing a nearly 100-percent visa rejection rate by the USCIS.  The crisis has been eased by a provision in a 2018 defense budget bill that authorizes up to 4,000 workers for military-specific projects.

But, the Governor is still waiting on similar USCIS approvals for civilian-specific projects.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • GPD's website hacked, other GovGuam sites defaced

    GPD's website hacked, other GovGuam sites defaced

    The Guam Police Department’s official government website and others have been hacked. Guam Homeland Security officials confirm Saturday afternoon that they received a 911 call about GPD’s site along with other government websites being defaced

    More >>

    The Guam Police Department’s official government website and others have been hacked. Guam Homeland Security officials confirm Saturday afternoon that they received a 911 call about GPD’s site along with other government websites being defaced

    More >>
  • Terlaje's bill bans automatic mods for firearms

    Terlaje's bill bans automatic mods for firearms

    Senators entertained testimony on a bill meant to prevent a school shooting tragedy locally. The measure by Vice-Speaker Therese Terlaje bans so-called "bump stock" firearm attachments that can increase firing rates to mimic automatic capabilities. The biMore >>
    Senators entertained testimony on a bill meant to prevent a school shooting tragedy locally. The measure by Vice-Speaker Therese Terlaje bans so-called "bump stock" firearm attachments that can increase firing rates to mimic automatic capabilities. The biMore >>
  • Book of regional poetry & art launching on April 21

    Book of regional poetry & art launching on April 21

    The local, nonprofit group Ta Tuge' Mo'na will launch the book, "Kinalamten Gi Pasifuku," at 4 p.m., April 21 at Ture' Café in East Hagatna. The new book is an anthology of poems, prose and art from across Oceania. It's the first publication from tMore >>
    The local, nonprofit group Ta Tuge' Mo'na will launch the book, "Kinalamten Gi Pasifuku," at 4 p.m., April 21 at Ture' Café in East Hagatna. The new book is an anthology of poems, prose and art from across Oceania. It's the first publication from tMore >>
Powered by Frankly