In light of the tourism industry slowing down, a Guam Visitors Bureau board meeting was held but not without a lack of quorum and a clash of opinions.
As the meeting proceeded, GVB President Carl Gutierrez continuously told GVB board chairman Milton Morinaga that the board didn’t have a quorum, meaning official action can’t be taken.
“They have a quorum. They don’t have a quorum at this point right? They don’t. Okay then.” were some exchanges made during the meeting.
“But you can’t call an order when there’s no quorum,” says GVB President Carl Gutierrez.
GVB tried to get Mongmong Tototo Maite Mayor Rudy Paco to attend the meeting and reach the quorum needed, but he couldn’t be reached.
“Paco, where is he?” asked GVB Board Chairman Milton Morinaga.
“That’s your problem. You’re the chairman,” says Gutierrez.
Morinaga continued, “Now it’s my problem?”
“You’re the one that called the meeting, you should have your board member here,” replied Gutierrez.
The meeting further went on with Sam Shinohara, of United Airlines, who asked for the board to redirect their focus on the issues, “Hey guys. Can we please keep this professional guys? Please.”
“You know, this is really frustrating for me, on my end. It’s been eight months since this board has convened. The tourism industry is in no… We are not anywhere since recovered. And you know, I just think it’s shameful that this group can’t find a way to work together to figure out how we can collaborate to get things done,” says Shinohara.
Ultimately a meeting didn’t happen, as they couldn’t establish a quorum.
Morinaga said that they did not want to continue with it as they did not want to commit illegal offenses.
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