Governor firm on limited ‘pause’ to military construction

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Despite the success of the U.S. territories' response to COVID-19, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said they have been included in a High-Level Risk list rather than used as examples for states to follow. (PNC file photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said she is firm on asking Joint Region Marianas Commander Shoshana Chatfield for a limited “pause” on military construction activity.

In an interview with the Patti Arroyo show on K-57, the governor said she will request for a pause on the work around the rare Serianthes Nelsonii tree.

But Leon Guerrero stressed that she wants a pause of work only around the tree, and not a pause for the entire project.

The governor also commented on any possible economic impact the pause in military construction may cause.

“There is always a concern about economic impact. But the rules have to be followed. The Programmatic Agreement has to be followed because that’s part of the agreement,” the governor stressed.

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