Yona mayor takes administrative leave

The 10 appointees of Mayor Jesse Blas to the Yona Municipal have all accepted their appointments and have signed their letters of appointment.

Dialog continues between Mayors’ Council of Guam Executive Director Angel Sablan and the Office of the Attorney General, relative to the seat held by Yona Mayor Jesse Blas.

The mayor remains in police custody following his alleged involvement in a drug ring, operating out of his office’s U.S. Postal Service mailboxes.

MCOG President and Dededo Mayor Melissa Savarez told Andrea Pellacani on NewsTalk K57 that no final opinion has been rendered out of the AG’s Office at this time.

In the meantime, Mayor Blas has signed 10 days of administrative leave but is expected to take on a different status afterwards. You can listen to all the interviews in full on K57.com.


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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.