Is Guam’s political status important for businesses?

BY RONALD L. MCNINCH

 

For many years, Guam has been on a “quest” for political status. Public votes were taken, reflecting mostly that people were happy as things were. Green with envy towards the Northern Mariana Islands, local Guam leaders in the 1970s to 1990s worked on a commonwealth plan that largely mirrored the NMI document. This effort failed and political status has been pretty much in limbo for the last 20 years.

While few really give this credit, the all-Chamorro Guam Congress in 1947 petitioned the U.S. Congress for citizenship and an Organic Act . . .

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