25 Jun 2013

Little progress made on Guam decolonisation options

1:40 pm on 25 June 2013

The executive director of Guam's Commission on Decolonisation says little progress has been made since the commission was relaunched by governor Eddie Calvo in 2011.

Ed Alvarez says the commission has waited long enough and he wants a meeting with the Commission's task force leaders, the governor and lawmakers to discuss their issues.

In December 2011, the Commission sent lawmakers a proposed public education plan for three status options for the US territory - independence, free association or statehood.

But according to the Pacific Daily News, none of the proposals, which include voter surveys, media campaigns and setting budgets for task forces, has been accomplished.

Governor Calvo has set a target date of November 2014 for the vote on the island's political status to take place.