US Territories’ October 29-November 4, 2018 news week in tweets
Puerto Rico Creates Committee to Improve Disaster Protocols
Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, created the 9/20 Committee. It’s goal is to implement recommendations from the George Washington University study that found the official death toll of 2,975. The committee hopes to avoid the loss of life during natural and man-made disasters and efficiently and effectively count deaths from disasters.
FreshMinistries to Launch Aquaponics in US Virgin Islands to End Hunger
FreshMinistries is a non profit organization which hopes to end world hunger. They will launch global aquaponics, efficient fish and produce cultivation systems, in the US Virgin Islands.
Midterm Elections in Full Swing in American Samoa
Midterm elections are underway in American Samoa. They will be voting for their US Delegate, the local House of Representatives, and a referendum on whether the Legislature should have the power to override the governor’s veto.
Guam Guard Assist in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands Recovery
The Guam National Guard have been mobilized to assist in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated both territories. Currently over 500 soldiers are aiding in the recovery of the islands.
Northern Mariana Islands has Fastest Growing US Economy
The Northern Mariana Islands’ economy grew by more than 25 percent last year. The growth is attributed to the tourism and gambling sectors of the economy.