New Year’s Eve Fireworks Weren’t Synchronized Due to Technical Problems


Guam- While island residents were treated to two fireworks shows in Tumon and Hagatna to ring in the New Year, the event wasn’t as synchronized as planned.

Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Acting General Manager Nate Denight says their new vendor Jeff Sanchez ran into some technical problems with the Hagatna show that launched from the Statue of Liberty Park in the Paseo de Susana. He mentions despite a short delay, the fireworks display was up and running to join the Tumon show that launched from Ypao Beach.

Denight says their first priority was safety and that was accomplished successfully. He also says they received positive feedback about the fireworks reaching one thousand feet in the air so more people could see the display from a much further distance.

“In Hagatna, I noticed about 10 minutes in, there was a little bit of a delay” said Denight. “So they had to go from their automatic to a manual firing just cause of a problem with the computer system. But other than that, it went great and everyone was really happy to see fireworks and a great New Year’s.”

The fireworks shows were organized by GVB and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA). About 60 thousand dollars plus in-kind donations were spent on the event.