31 May 2013

Taking tax issue, Guam delegate calls for review of US ties

2:20 pm on 31 May 2013

Guam's delegate to the US Congress, Madeleine Bordallo, says the island should re-evaluate its tax system and decide whether it should change from the United States federal tax code.

In a speech to the legislature, Ms Bordallo said the tax issue ties in with a wider goal of the territory becoming more independent of the United States.

She says the dialogue regarding a decolonisation process is perhaps the single most important long-term issue for the island, and the people must renew their commitment to making the effort.

The Pacific Daily News reports her as saying the process would include the whole community, but it must also respect the rights of the indigenous Chamorro people.