This video, by Kuam News, explains how buying local delivers many benefits to the local economy. Even if something cost a little more, everyone, in the end, gains. This is great explanatory journalism.
Desk Diary 20150228
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A total of 1.278 million visitors came to Guam in 2012, up 12.81% over 2011. This level of arrivals has not been reached since 1995-1997. In 2013, visitor arrivals are up more than 5% through April compared to the same period last year, suggesting this year will top 2012’s total despite some challenging events.The "challenging events" affecting tourism pre-2012 are related to Japan's recovery from its earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant incidents.
The U.S. territory of Guam — a tropical island often described as a cheaper version of Hawaii — has long been the perfect place to put guns in the hands of tourists, especially from Japan, where gun ownership is tightly restricted and handguns are bannedIs Guam, as this story claims, “often described as a cheaper version of Hawaii?” It’s kind of like describing North Dakota as just like North Carolina except with fewer people.
Guam's gun ranges are to the Japanese what Amsterdam's cannabis cafes are to backpackers from the world over.This story didn't probe the underlying problems around this issue.