Former official says no statehood for Guam; all options should be open

BY MAUREEN N. MARATITA

Journal Staff

Guam has little chance of achieving statehood as an option for political status, Esther Kia’aina said.    

But the territory should define its relationship with the United States and consider all options, the former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs said. 

Speaking with the Journal after the Bank of Guam’s Economic Outlook Forum on April 20 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort, Kia’aina said, “The political reality is that because of the small number [of Guam’s population . . .

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