Reunification could be on next ballot - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Reunification could be on next ballot

Posted: Updated:

by Nick Delgado

Guam - Saying it's time to kick the discussion on reunification into the 21st Century, Senator Judi Guthertz has introduced Bill 167, which would place on the 2012 General Election ballot this question: "Should Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands reunify in the pursuit of a new political status?"

The results would be non-binding. The Democrat senator decided to introduce the bill after several of the islands governors have advocated for reunification. "I remember Governor Ada talked about it, Governor Gutierrez talked about it, Governor Camacho was aggressively in talking about it and more recently Governor Calvo talked about it. And Guam it seems there's a great interest on the island to move towards political status change for the island," he said.

This wouldn't be the first time such as question has been posed to islanders. Guam voters in a 1969 plebiscite rejected a question about reunification with the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Police trying to find parents of 4-year-old girl found in Yigo

    Police trying to find parents of 4-year-old girl found in Yigo

    The Guam Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find the parents of a four-year-old girl that was found at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at FB Leon Guerrero Middle School by staff. The child is described as possibly 4-years-old and pMore >>
    The Guam Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find the parents of a four-year-old girl that was found at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at FB Leon Guerrero Middle School by staff. The child is described as possibly 4-years-old and pMore >>
  • President condemns Puerto Rico trip, Guam delegate unfazed

    President condemns Puerto Rico trip, Guam delegate unfazed

    Courtesy: FacebookCourtesy: Facebook
    Courtesy: FacebookCourtesy: Facebook
    Congressman Michael San Nicolas is brushing off criticism of his weekend trip to Puerto Rico with other congressional democrats. Some three dozen of them were flown by private jet to join more than 100 lobbyists on the visit. It was sponsored by Bold Pac,More >>
    Congressman Michael San Nicolas is brushing off criticism of his weekend trip to Puerto Rico with other congressional democrats. Some three dozen of them were flown by private jet to join more than 100 lobbyists on the visit. It was sponsored by Bold Pac,More >>
  • Joe Arnett elected chairman for Guam Chamber of Commerce

    Joe Arnett elected chairman for Guam Chamber of Commerce

    The Chamber of Commerce has elected its new board officers for 2019. Joe Arnett of Deloitte and Touche was voted Chairman, Christine Baleto of Pacific Froots is the Vice-Chair, and Mark Tokito of the Bank of Hawaii was re-elected secretary. Rounding out tMore >>
    The Chamber of Commerce has elected its new board officers for 2019. Joe Arnett of Deloitte and Touche was voted Chairman, Christine Baleto of Pacific Froots is the Vice-Chair, and Mark Tokito of the Bank of Hawaii was re-elected secretary. Rounding out tMore >>
Powered by Frankly