Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes Encourages the Public to Visit the Guam Micronesian Island Fair
Hagåtña – June 12, 2015 – Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes encourages the public to attend and participate in the events of the 28th Guam Micronesian Island Fair this weekend from 12:00 pm – 9:00pm. The event allows the people of Guam to visit the many islands and cultures of Micronesia without ever leaving Guam. It also enables community and economic growth and development for the region through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and cultural products. The Guam Micronesian Island Fair has become an important event, showcasing the unique cultures of the Micronesian region.
The Island Fair is in line with the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Tourism 2020 plan to diversify our tourism offerings and promote Chamorro culture. “I commend GVB for consistently working at developing this important event for the region for 28 years. Our culture is a significant facet of our tourism industry, it is important that we continue to move toward this direction to showcase the culture of Guam and Micronesia.”
The Guam Micronesian Island Fair was signed into law by Governor Joseph F. Ada during the 19th Guam Legislature as a means to develop the tourism industry and economy of the region and to foster unity between all Micronesian islands.
Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes attended the press conference on Thursday at the T Galleria for the Guam Micronesian Island Fair announcing the events and the sponsors for the weekend.
The press conference was joined by an international panel of press representing the many countries within Asia-Pacific and millions of dollars in publicity for the event. “We like to thank all the sponsors who help put in the effort that allows Guam Visitors Bureau to reach their goals for the industry and like to thank the people of Guam for continuing to work hard for the industry and for representing the island and region so well.”
This Guam Micronesian Island fair will be the launching point of the Festival of the Pacific Arts, which brings together 27 island nations to join in sharing our unique cultures. “Guam will be the host to these nations in 2016 and take center stage of the unique cultures in the Pacific during FestPac allowing people to see the Blue Continent all in one area!”
For more information please contact the Office of Senator Muña Barnes at 472-3455/6.