Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Concerns Raised Over Fairness of Chamorro Land Trust Commission

Written by Josh Tyquiengco, Pacific News Center - Guam, Saipan, CNMI, Asia-Pacific Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Guam-Concerns are being raised as to how the Chamorro Land Trust is approving commercial leases and not protecting the rights of those native to the island.

The commission met today at the legislature to approve a number of leases...but local farmer Ernie Wusstig believes the CLTC shouldn't be competition with private property owners to make money. He's also upset officials are leasing property to people not native to Guam. Senator Ben Pangelinan also is concerned the commission is rushing to approve leases when they should wait to adopt their new rules.

As the new incoming chairman, Pangelinan says hard questions will be asked about the fairness of the CLTC.

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