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Never mind the snakes, watch out for stray missiles instead

Guam strikes cheerful note to allay tourists' fears amid tensions in North-east Asia.

Guamanians are not so much worried about the effects of a stray North Korean missile as they are about a decline in tourism, because it is the biggest part of its "Gross Island Product". Hence they are campaigning that the "island paradise" is safe.


THE Western Pacific island of Guam is reputed to be "infested with snakes", a charge that the US territory's Lieutenant-Governor Raymond Tenorio strenuously denies. But tourists who have lately been having second thoughts about visiting Guam have bigger concerns on their mind than...

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