Guam neighbors react to missile launch threat - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Guam neighbors react to missile launch threat

Posted: Updated:

Caught in the verbal crossfire between North Korea and the United States, Guam residents are reacting to the latest threat from North Korea to launch missiles near our island territory.

Victor Bilon from Dededo told KUAM News, "Actually, I've been looking at the news last night and its pretty crazy. And I don't know I've been looking at the people here acting like it's not a problem, but I think it's a really big problem for us." He added, "I think I should go back home and spend more time with my kids. I think that's what we should all do."

With her thoughts, Jill Reyes shared, "We're worried, but not really scared."

Another island resident, Serge Bloh, said, "How [President Donald] Trump replied to it, I think it really infuriated North Korea, honestly. But we'll see what's gonna happen next."

Also from the northern village of Dededo, Lou Meno said, "We have little kids that they don't know what's going on, and what is the president doing to protect us? I blame him. He's rich, good - he's got all the money, he's protected, but what about us? What about all those who don't have any protection to help them? I just don't agree with this, it is scary."

Erlinda Manuel from Yigo said, "We wish there would be settlements between North Korea and the United States so that we will save lives."

Chalan Pago neighbor Paul Mills said that he's, "Just living life normal right now, I think if any real threat comes down, we'll know. Anytime something like that happens you get a little worried. I have a little kid now, so but all you can do is take the information and react and hopefully everything works out."

Alexandra Harvey added, "Well, my husband's military so from the military side of it, I think if it was really imminent they would have let us know. But we watched the news and we heard what the governor said, so we just hope that we'll be safe and there will be no conflict."

As of 10am Thursday Guam time, the threat level has remained unchanged. Many residents are going about their day, some concerned, some remaining calm. Guam is a US territory with roughly 160,000 US citizens.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Suspect found hiding in mango tree

    Suspect found hiding in mango tree

    Police found one suspect hiding at the top of a mango tree after officers responded to a break-in at a Merizo home early today. 27-year-old Craig Christian Nauta and Nate Lujan are charged burglary and criminal trespass.

    More >>

    Police found one suspect hiding at the top of a mango tree after officers responded to a break-in at a Merizo home early today. 27-year-old Craig Christian Nauta and Nate Lujan are charged burglary and criminal trespass.

    More >>
  • Adelup sends FOIA request for senatorial travel

    Adelup sends FOIA request for senatorial travel

    In another hopeful effort get the issue of improving the Guam Memorial Hospital moving forward, the Calvo Administration sent out a Freedom of Information Act request to the speaker's office requesting info on medical travel for senators from the 32nd, 33rd and 34th Guam Legislature's. Adelup officials saying they want a better understanding of which senators receive regular medical treatment at off-island facilities. This they say may answer the question why there has been no public...More >>
    In another hopeful effort get the issue of improving the Guam Memorial Hospital moving forward, the Calvo Administration sent out a Freedom of Information Act request to the speaker's office requesting info on medical travel for senators from the 32nd, 33rd and 34th Guam Legislature's. Adelup officials saying they want a better understanding of which senators receive regular medical treatment at off-island facilities. This they say may answer the question why there has been no public...More >>
  • Guam gets grant for sex offender registration

    Guam gets grant for sex offender registration

    More than $300,000 the US Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing awarded Guam that much in grant money. The Guam Judicial Branch will get the funding to run the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. It will assist the local courts in developing and enhancing the sex offender registration and notification programs.More >>
    More than $300,000 the US Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing awarded Guam that much in grant money. The Guam Judicial Branch will get the funding to run the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. It will assist the local courts in developing and enhancing the sex offender registration and notification programs.More >>
Powered by Frankly