by Nick Delgado
Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo laid out his regional policies to his Pacific counterparts at the Micronesian Chiefs Executive Summit in Pohnpei. Calvo spoke about compact impact, poverty, workforce development and investment, and the use of the high seas. He called on his fellow Pacific leaders to believe in the unlimited potential in the region. He states, "It's easy to see limits. It's much harder to break through the veil of expectations and stereotypes, and to see this region in a way it's never been.
"It was just last century, when the islanders of Micronesia had to take boats to see each other. Today we land on airports in ancient cities like Kolonia, Koror and Hagåtña. The Micronesia of yesterday is a shadow of the region we see today. This is a testament to the will and ingenuity of our people. The Micronesia of tomorrow is open to the limits of our imagination."
He adds, "Guam is departing from its silence on the value of the United Nations. I believe we all have much to offer each other. While Guam offers its value as the economic and academic engine of this region, we seek your assistance in pushing our interests before the global community."