Guam - With ongoing road construction projects and activities in the island's capitol, the Mayors Council of Guam didn't want to add to the congestion, so the annual Liberation Carnival will return to Tiyan, where it was held a decade ago. Executive director Angel Sablan says the carnival will be adjacent to the softball fields and the tennis court.

"One of the things we don't have to worry about if we have it up in Tiyan is parking, because there's going to be tons of parking in Tiyan, so people can come to the carnival. There's going to be a lot more space so we can have more vendors and other stuff like an agricultural display, arts and crafts, a petting zoo."

Bidding for the carnival ended today at six o'clock and Sablan says they will review the bids for concessions and see if anyone bids for casino gambling, which will be allowed.  Construction of the carnival will begin in May and festivities will run from June 1 to August 5.  In addition the Council is putting out a call for entertainment as well as liberation candidates. 

For the first time, girls who are 16 and older can run for Liberation Queen.