Governor Says He Will Work With Coretech to Build Outdoor Sports Facilities for Tiyan High

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Governor Touts Accomplishments of CLTC and Progress Made on Hagatna Redevelopment

Guam – In his weekly address Governor Eddie Calvo touted the work of the Chamorro Land Trust Commission, the progress being made on Hagatna redevelopment and the construction of the Tiyan High gym.

 

 Today the Governor announced that 15 families will be receiving either residential or agricultural property from the Chamorro Land Trust Commission this week. He also says that the Department of Land Management has issued more than 280 agricultural and residential leases, covering more than 230 acres in the last four years. He says this represents an opportunity to make the dream of home ownership a reality and he says it will be good for agriculture on Guam. The Governor also spoke about the plans to revitalize the capital city of Hagatna through projects like rebuilding the old Governor’s palace. The Governor also touted the groundbreaking on the construction of the Tiyan gym. “I will work with my fiscal team and our partner, Core Tech international, to add outdoor athletic facilities. This will give the titans access to outdoor track and fields for running, soccer, rugby, football and other sports,” said Governor Calvo.

 

 The Governor says he will continue to work to improve the island’s public schools as DPW DOE GEDA and the new Attorney General are working on the $100 million dollar RFP for schools. 

 

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Hafa Adai my fellow Guamanians! 

 

This week we have 15 families who will receive either residential or agricultural property from the Chamorro Land Trust Commission. That’s just one of the things that your government is working on to help Guamanians accomplish their goals, but also to move our island community and economy forward and upward.

 

Including the 15 property leases that we’ll sign off on this week, the Department of Land Management has issued more than 280 agricultural and residential leases, covering more than 230 acres in the last four years. The properties represent an opportunity to make the dream of home ownership a reality. The agricultural lands will help families that want to farm fruits and vegetables, sell their produce at local stores or at the soon-to-open Farmers’ Market in Dededo. The Farmers’ Market also will serve as a vehicle for families who want to buy fresh, local produce and support a healthy lifestyle.

 

On Friday, I was glad to hear that GEDA, in partnership with Sen. Rory Respicio, is moving forward with efforts to demolish the old administration Building in Hagåtña. As you know, my goal is to build the governor’s palacio as part of an overall plan to make Hagåtña the center of culture and history on Guam.

 

The Department of Administration and several Department of Education offices were housed in that building for years before it was vacated because of its dilapidated and unsafe state. Bill 32-33 includes the demolition of the building in the projects related to creating the Historic Hagåtña that would become an attraction for local residents and our visitors. Other projects related to Historic Hagåtña include the Plaza de España, which includes the azotea and Chocolate House.

 

Last week, we also were able to break ground on the much-needed gymnasium for Tiyan High School. This gym is important for the more than 1,100 Tiyan Titans. Once completed, they’ll have access to a gym as do their counterparts – the Geckos of GW, the Dolphins of Southern, the Islanders of JFK, and the Bulldogs of Okkodo.

 

I will work with my fiscal team and our partner, Core Tech International, to add outdoor athletic facilities. This will give the Titans access to outdoor track and fields for running, soccer, rugby, football and other sports.

 

Of course, we continue to work to improve all of our island’s public schools. The Department of Public Works and Department of Education are working with Guam Economic Development Agency, and the new Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson on the $100 million RFP for schools. The new AG has given her full support to providing assistance as needed to move this process forward.

 

It’s been busy as we’ve worked hard on projects to improve the quality of life for all Guamanians. And considering everything we have on our plates, it’s going to get busier. But I like busy. It means we’re making progress and moving forward.

 

Thank you everyone. God bless you all and have a great week.