Editor’s Note: The following is the text of Guam Speaker Judith T. Won Pat’s Weekly Address that she issued yesterday.
Buenas yan Hafa Adai!
Today, we say goodbye to a great man. It is with a heavy heart that I join the people of Guam and ask the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to accept our deepest condolences for the loss of their statesman, Gov. Eloy Inos. The loss of such a great leader cannot be consoled, but his passion for his island and his people won’t soon be forgotten. As CNMI’s governor, he will be remembered for his strong leadership and unwavering commitment to the people and to the islands. As a friend to Guam and the rest of Micronesia, Gov. Inos will be remembered as an active partner in the effort to deepen and secure democracy for our region.
Gov. Inos’ devotion to ensuring the welfare of his people earned the respect and admiration of countless communities in the CNMI and throughout Micronesia. His untimely passing has left CNMI without one of its most selfless and dedicated leaders. This loss will be greatly felt not only in the CNMI, but also here in Guam.
On behalf of I Mina’ Trentai Tres Na Liheslaturan Guåhan, I send our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with Governor Inos’s family and the people of the CNMI during this difficult time.
Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
33rd Guam Legislature