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Unfazed by NKorea's nuke threats, Guam carries on with life at the beach

Guam has experienced a Japanese invasion in World War II, countless earthquakes and super-typhoons


With all the sabre-rattling of North Korea and the prospect of the waters off Guam becoming a new testing ground for its intermediate-range missiles, the people of this tiny US Pacific territory seem to be taking things in their stride. There were no signs of panic or an exodus from the island of 163,000 people on Thursday, with its wide roads clogged with commuters and commercial vehicles and shops and restaurants doing brisk trade from South Korean and Japanese tourists drawn to the island's green hills and bright turquoise waters. Clarissa Baumgartner, a 25-year old Guam ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 16:23 IST