Adelup, JRM mum on Eagle’s Field lease

Satellite view of Eagle's Field in Mangilao.

Friday was the deadline for the governor to sign the controversial Eagle’s Field lease.

Joint Region Marians gave Democrat Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero until April 14 to sign the Eagle’s Field lease, which would establish a new medical healthcare complex on the Eagle’s Field land in Mangilao.

According to Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the director of communications for the Office of the Governor of Guam, there are no updates at this time.

Adelup has been mum on the matter since Attorney General Douglas Moylan rejected to sign the lease, which would authorize the governor to build a multi-billon dollar hospital on the Mangilao property.

Moylan did not sign the lease, he said, because of “numerous legal problems.”

He sad it was because it is in “non-compliance with Federal and Local laws and not involving the Guam Legislature in authorizing and appropriating funds for the lease.”

As for his second reason, he said that under the terms of the current lease, the Federal Government is allowed to take full control and use of the new hospital in the event of war or a national emergency.

As they are running against the deadline, Democrat Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio told the Pacific News Center earlier this week that it is unfortunate the legal team is reviewing the Attorney General’s opinion because this is the best time for Guam to get support from the outside to minimize the debt that would be incurred to build a better healthcare facility.

Moylan shared with PNC that he’s open to provide further assistance to the governor on the lease negotiation with the military.

PNC also reached out to JRM for comment and has yet to receive as a response as of news time.