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 Consortium is made up of six island nations, commonwealths or territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia (including Chuuk and Pohnpei), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

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. Donna noted a big decrease in the number of people on Weno island in Chuuk, and this was attributed to the cost of fuel reducing the practicality of coming into the big city by motor-boat.