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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Guam Can't Handle Huge Population Growth

Guam will receive 7,000 marines by 2014. That would be bothersome enough for the island that it is already at capacity with water and sewer facilities and an electric grid that is on overload, but now add 7-to-8 thousand military dependents and the situation becomes stressed.

Why is Guam the recipient of this huge human bubble? In 2006 the U.S. and Japan signed a treaty to bring about the withdrawal with details that are confusing at best. Nonetheless, Guam must find the resources and the wherewithal to deal with this dubious agreement.

How can Guam deal with a possible 15% population increase? Her revenue forecast for 2010 is around $500 million which falls far short of the needed $5 billion experts say is necessary for the infrastructure.

All of this begs the question: What Were They Thinking?


  1. Hi Del,

    This is a blast from the past "Guam" I had the pleasure of the Guam layover on my way to Vietnam.

    So it has been a long time since I have heard the name brought up in any context. Very interesting points about the population overload. It makes you think Bush is still in office.

    Hey Del on another note I just wanted to let you know that for some reason or other your link from my blogroll on my home page doesn't work and it goes to a this site is no longer can be found error 404. It also won't display a cut from your latest post as the others do why don't you check it out. Let me know if its my problem or yours because I would like to keep your blog on my front page.



  2. This is great stuff and I really like your blog. Very good.


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