One of the longest and most disjointed sessions of Nitijela in many years wrapped up Thursday by defeating a motion of no confidence against the Loeak Administration. The marathon session Thursday concluded shortly after the 20-9 vote laid to rest the issue of majority control in Nitijela following four hours and 30 minutes of speeches by different factions.
Last year, Guam joined the “International Prisoner Transfer Program”, a program that permits the relocation of prisoners to their countries of citizenship to carry out their prison terms; a process commonly referred to as deportation. Guam's prison facilities have reported overcrowding and high costs, with most of their foreign prisoners from the F.S.M. Although deportation will be beneficial to Guam, it may be a detriment to the F.S.M. where accounts of criminal activities from deportees have grown.