Rain dampens Adelup motorcade protest

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Realtor and former Senator Marcel Camacho led the motorcade this morning driving past the Governor's Office in Adelup, the Guam Election Commission, and the Legislature in hopes that the Governor will listen to the worries of the people.

A former senator’s effort to lead a peaceful protest past Adelup didn’t gain the traction hoped for. But those that did turn out for the motorcade protest this morning hope the Governor hears their message loud and clear.

Realtor and former Senator Marcel Camacho led the motorcade this morning driving past the Governor’s Office in Adelup, the Guam Election Commission, and the Legislature in hopes that the Governor will listen to the worries of the people.

Camacho called for the designation of real estate professionals as essential workers, saying they fall under the same oversight of the Department of Revenue and Taxation as bankers and insurers.

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“Today I am here to say personally that I am essential, my family thinks I am essential. They want me to go out and work so I can put food on the table and as a realtor, I believe I am essential and I think the governor needs to reclassify us as essential. There’s over 400 of us,” Camacho said.

Camacho told PNC that by the end of the protest, 15 supporters had come out to participate in two trips from Paseo to Adelup. PNC was there this morning and spoke to business owner Irene Hicks who had a message for our island leaders.

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“A lot of businesses, a lot of people are hurting and please think of them and think of what money that comes in to help everybody on Guam, not just certain people. And also the legislature, you need to come in and now you can do Zoom meetings to make sure they do pass bills or whatever they need for relief for a lot of the people and businesses on Guam that are hurting,” Hicks said.

Today’s rainy weather may have contributed to the low turnout for the protest this morning. However, around Adelup there were a number of law enforcement officers seen monitoring the area as protesters drove by.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.