US Territories’ July 30-August 5, 2018 news week in tweets

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Independent Candidates Dominate CNMI Election

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

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

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

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

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.