VIDEO: Sparks Fly During Hearing on Bill to Pay 18 Year Old GovGuam Debt, to Hanjin Construction

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Guam – Sparks flew during a public hearing Friday morning at the legislature over a bill that would compensate Hanjin construction for the un-paid balance owed by GovGuam on the Chamorro village.

Bill 18 would pay Hanjin $392-thousand dollars.

READ Bill #18 HERE

Hanjin says they’ve been waiting patiently, but promises of payment by various administrations have all been broken.

Deputy Attorney General Phil Tydingco said Hanjin has had plenty of time to take the issue to court. And he questioned why the measure was bing introduced again, for a third time, saying the proposal “reeks.”

Senator Rory Respicio who introduced the legislation,  did not take kindly to that remark.

About $200-thousand dollars of the $392-thousand in proposed compensation is interest on the un-paid balance which has gone un-paid since the Chamorro Village was completed in 1995.