US Territories’ July 30-August 5, 2018 news week in tweets
Independent Candidates Dominate CNMI Election
— pacific island times (@pacislandtimes) August 4, 2018
As the general elections loom over the CNMI, the number of Independent candidates is much greater than the number of the ruling Republican party’s candidates. The number is expected to increase as submissions and nominations deadline draws near. The large number of Independent candidates indicates that the islanders disapprove of CNMI’s current leadership.
Power Restored for 20,000 on West Side of Puerto Rico
BREAKING: Puerto Rico power crews finished repairing a transmission line that provides power to 20,000 people on the islands west side.
A worker at the scene sent me this video; the work is dangerous
He wrote: “today everyone sleep with light. Thank God”
Power to be restored soon pic.twitter.com/CuQhGkqjbc
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 4, 2018
11 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, power has been restored in most of the islands. According to PREPA, 25 people do not have electricity and are expected to have power in the coming weeks.
Secretary Sonny Perdue At Town Hall Meeting in Bordeaux
Many farmers joined us at the Bordeaux farmers market for a townhall meeting. It’s critical that we work together with local leadership to help the agriculture industry in the Virgin Islands recover and prosper. pic.twitter.com/z9Jcvo7VGB
— Sec. Sonny Perdue (@SecretarySonny) August 1, 2018
The US Secretary of Agriculture visited the local farmers in the US Virgin Islands. He expressed the need to work with local farmers to help the island’s agriculture industry to thrive.
American Samoan Born State House Candidate Ineligible to Run
State House contender born in American Samoa told she's ineligible to run https://t.co/iP4PkVhDLv
— afeleki (@afeleki) August 2, 2018
Sai Timoteo was running for Republican State House Representative in Hawaii but was told that she was ineligible to run because she was born in American Samoa. American Samoans are not considered US citizens, and therefore, do not have the right to vote in elections or run for positions in office. Timoteo said she was not aware she was not allowed to vote or run for office.
Skimming Device Found on Bank of Guam ATM
Another skimming device found at the Micronesia Mall Bank of Guam ATM , says GPD. Read more at: https://t.co/sZ7m7elhcX
— Guam PDN (@GuamPDN) August 3, 2018
A skimming device was found on an ATM at Micronesia Mall in Guam. This is the second time a skimming device was found on an ATM in the past two months.