US Territories’ September 17-23 2018 news week in tweets

by | Sep 24, 2018 | Political Week in Tweets | Comments

Puerto Ricans Still Waiting for Home Repairs

One year after Hurricane Maria hit the territory, many homes in Puerto Rico are still in ruins. The grants provided by FEMA were not nearly enough to cover the cost of repairs.

Remembering the US Virgin Islands One Year After the Hurricanes

Delegate of the US Virgin Islands, Stacey Plaskett, told her Twitter followers not to forget the US Virgin Islands, as news organizations covered the destruction from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico over the past week.

American Samoa Dubbed Final Destination For World Cleanup Day

On September 15, American Samoans participated in World Cleanup Day, a day in which various organizations participate picking up waste across the globe.

Tropical Storm Forming West of Guam

Tropical Storm Trami has formed west of Guam and is expected to form into a typhoon. This comes about a week after Typhoon Mangkhut moved through the Pacific, affecting Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Marijuana Legalized in CNMI

The governor of the Northern Mariana Islands signed the bill to legalize medical and recreational marijuana. The territory is the first place to legalize marijuana through lawmakers as opposed to through a vote.