Guam and the Consortium

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Guam has a huge American military presence: the armed forces control about a third of the island. is relocating our units from Okinawa to Guam and this could grow the island's population anywhere from 20% to 40%. The centerpiece of the meeting on Guam was the first leadership meeting of the Pacific Consortium for Instructional Materials Accessibility Project, or Pacific CIMAP for short. Although some of the island states are independent nations, they all implement U.S.

Guam 100

Reflections on Micronesia

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Waste disposal is hard on these tiny islands. On most of the islands, you could see wrecked cars left more or less where they expired. The Marshall Islands are still suffering as a results of atom bomb tests. Fuel was very expensive on the islands. There were court battles over fuel deals, and I was told that Chuuk State's financial problems was limiting access to fuel. Micronesia left quite an impression on me.