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Republic of Palau

Republic of Palau 136 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) fear of further federalization. While of military planners has visited all the the idea has obvious merit, the indig- populated islands of the Marianas enous population fears loss of fi shing to discuss possible uses and impacts. grounds and possible constraints on It is clear that Tinian will become a alternate economic activity that could major training base, since under the take place in the two-hundred-mile covenant the military already has a exclusive economic zone. There is little lease on 17,000 acres there. Also, by consideration of the fact that the fed- that time Tinian should have three eral government already controls the fully operational casinos, and there marine economic zone, and there is no may be one or two on Rota, which is signifi cant activity going on. Petitions in close proximity to Guam. Mention were circulated on both sides. has also been made of Pagan, one of Northern Marianas College contin- the Northern Islands, as a military ues to struggle to maintain its accredi- training facility, but this is much more tation. Critical will be a visit by the problematic because that island is not Western Association of Schools 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 © 2009 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

136 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) fear of further federalization. While of military planners has visited all the the idea has obvious merit, the indig- populated islands of the Marianas enous population fears loss of fi shing to discuss possible uses and impacts. grounds and possible constraints on It is clear that Tinian will become a alternate economic activity that could major training base, since under the take place in the two-hundred-mile covenant the military already has a exclusive economic zone. There is little lease on 17,000 acres there. Also, by consideration of the fact that the fed- that time Tinian should have three eral government already controls the fully operational casinos, and there marine economic zone, and there is no may be one or two on Rota, which is signifi cant activity going on. Petitions in close proximity to Guam. Mention were circulated on both sides. has also been made of Pagan, one of Northern Marianas College contin- the Northern Islands, as a military ues to struggle to maintain its accredi- training facility, but this is much more tation. Critical will be a visit by the problematic because that island is not Western Association of Schools

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 11, 2009

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