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Guam Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004 Reviews of the Federated States of tion (PDN, 24 May 2004). A program Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall of injecting fungicide and burning Islands, and Nauru are not included infected trees is expected to prevent in this issue. the decimation that the pugua trees suffered on Saipan a few years ago. On the positive side, mealybug- The many ongoing issues and prob- infested papaya trees were declared lems during the year under review in August 2003 to be recovering well included recovery from natural disas- (PDN, 5 Aug 2003). And in the US ter, preservation of culture, allega- legislature, work continues on a bill tions of government corruption, that would create a committee dedi- budget cuts, the struggle to lead the cated to controlling the island’s per- economy onto a healthier path, and vasive, destructive brown tree snake escalating youth violence. The people population. of Guam showed their resilience, forg- The fate of the island’s free-ranging ing ahead, helping those on and off carabao, which the US Navy regarded island, and celebrating the successes as problematic, was especially contro- of community members. versial this year. Islanders questioned http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004 Reviews of the Federated States of tion (PDN, 24 May 2004). A program Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall of injecting fungicide and burning Islands, and Nauru are not included infected trees is expected to prevent in this issue. the decimation that the pugua trees suffered on Saipan a few years ago. On the positive side, mealybug- The many ongoing issues and prob- infested papaya trees were declared lems during the year under review in August 2003 to be recovering well included recovery from natural disas- (PDN, 5 Aug 2003). And in the US ter, preservation of culture, allega- legislature, work continues on a bill tions of government corruption, that would create a committee dedi- budget cuts, the struggle to lead the cated to controlling the island’s per- economy onto a healthier path, and vasive, destructive brown tree snake escalating youth violence. The people population. of Guam showed their resilience, forg- The fate of the island’s free-ranging ing ahead, helping those on and off carabao, which the US Navy regarded island, and celebrating the successes as problematic, was especially contro- of community members. versial this year. Islanders questioned

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 27, 2005

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