GVB Board Appointee Questioned About His “Guahan Cultural Park” Plan for Gun Beach

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Guam- The legislature’s committee on municipal affairs, tourism, housing and recreation held a public hearing Tuesday morning to confirm newly selected board members of various government agencies.

The committee first heard testimony to confirm Mark Baldyga to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) board. During the hearing, Speaker Judi Won Pat asked about Baldyga’s ambitious goal to create a Chamorro village at Gun Beach in Tumon. She wanted to know how that would affect places outside the tourism capital such as Gef Pa’go. Baldyga said he has met with Historic Inalahan Foundation President Judy Flores and plans to promote other island cultural destinations at his “Guahan Cultural Park.”

“I strongly advocate tourism outside of Tumon. I strongly support it” said Baldyga. “We’ll do everything we can through this village to promote in sync all of the other activities that go on throughout Guam. I think it’s very important to promote those very much.”

The committee also heard testimony on appointments to the boards of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) and the Guam Housing Corporation (GHC).