2010.09.03.KK.GEC EVICT

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2010.09.03.KK.GEC EVICT

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ONC:
THE GUAM ELECTION COMMISSION HAS NO PLANS TO MOVE,  THE GUAM ELECTION COMMISSION HAS NO PLANS OF MOVING OUT YET … DESPITE THE EVICTION ORDER FROM THE LAND LORD OF THE  GCIC BUUILDING WHERE THEIR OFFICE IS LOCATED.// PNC KEVIN KERRIGAN WITH THAT STORY.###

SOUND BITE: JOHN BLAS / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GEC
IN:       9:03″I DON’T SEE THE MOVERS EHRE…”  
OUT:  9:14″…ANY TENANT.”

BUT THE LETETR FROM  GCIC PRESIDENT STEFFEN NIU DOESN’T SOUND THAT WAY.//  NIU SAID BECAUSE OF  “THE REPEATED AND HABITUAL DELINQUENT PAYMENT HISTORY OF THE GUAM  ELECTION COMMISSION …WE ARE UNABLE, AT THIS TIME TO JUSTIFY CONTINUING THE LEASE.” AND HE DEMANDED THE GEC “VACATE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY.”

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN SAID BLAS.

SOUND BITE:
IN:       8:34 “AT THE 11TH HOUR…”
OUT:   8:54″…OUR LANDLORD.”

HOWEVER  … IN HIS LETTER NIU THREATENED  TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO FORCE THE ELECTION COMMISSION TO MOVE OUT.

NIU WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR CONTACT.  HOWEVER IN HIS LETTER HE leaves open the option of  withdrawing the termination and reinstating the lease if  the Election Commission pays 6 months rent in advance.

NOT LIKLEY SAYS BLAS …

SOUND BITE:
IN:       10:00″THE DIRECTOR TOLD ME ABSOLUTELY NOT…”
OUT:  10:24″…DO ITS JOB.”

KK PNC NEWS

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A STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

The following statement is from the Office of the Governor regarding the Guam Election Commission:

“The Department of Administration (DOA) has issued payment for the months of August and September to GCIC. There has been no invoice submitted to DOA by the GEC in the amount of $534.58–the amount that apparently remains outstanding. Though DOA can not process payment for that amount until an invoice has been submitted, the administration will work closely with GEC officials, who now need to negotiate and find a resolution to this matter with GCIC President Mr. Niu and his attorneys Calvo & Clark.”

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I have not yet heard back from GEC and therefore cannot comment yet on the filing of the lawsuit.

Typically we file lawsuit as a last resort when a tenant has become unresponsive to our attempts to work out an agreement.

We, of course, would like to reach a fair agreement, however a tenant remaining in possession of a premises without paying the contracted amount, without paying timely, and whose repeated delinquencies and nonpayment requires the  landlord to expend thousands of dollars in unreimbursed collection effort fees, is not a fair situation.  We believe it is within the ability of GEC to reach a solution and are open to such as stated in my letter to GEC.  Failure to do so however will leave us no option but to file the lawsuit and pursue remedies.

Steffen Niu

Steffen Niu, President

Guam Capital Investment Corporation

414 West Soledad, Suite 500

Hagatna, GU  96910  USA

Telephone: 671.477.1389

Facsimile:  671.477.1077