US Territories’ November 12-18, 2018 news week in tweets
Media Outlets Barely Cover Super Typhoon Yutu
Super Typhoon Yutu: What the Mainstream Media Missed
Weeks ago, Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the Northern Mariana Islands, which are home to tens of thousands of Americans. Mainland outlets paid little attention.
– The Atlantic https://t.co/tzwynDa306
— ☮️ 🕊 🌎 Tmarie 💙 (@Syr829) November 16, 2018
Super Typhoon devastated the Northern Mariana Islands, leaving thousands of homes destroyed and without power. Despite this, many news outlets have barely covered the results of the typhoon. The lack of coverage may prevent the territory from receiving the assistance it needs.
Bank of Guam Donates To Yutu Relief
(Island Times) – Bank of Guam donates $100,000 to Yutu relief
Admin 16 Nov 2018
November 14, 2018 – Hagatna, Guam. Bank of Guam’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Joaquin P.L.G. Cook… https://t.co/DNkl2fTCIZ
— Think Big Palau (@ThinkBigPalau) November 16, 2018
The Bank of Guam donated $100,000 to help the community recover after Super Typhoon Yutu. They have also donated to the Ayuda Foundation to airlift medical supplies to patients.
Trump Wants to Stop Providing Relief Funds to Puerto Rico
🚨 Trump wants to stop spending to help Puerto Rico, congressional aide says https://t.co/kwTtJvOCra
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 15, 2018
Donald Trump asked Congress to stop providing relief and reconstruction money to Puerto Rico. After misreading an article, he believed Puerto Rico was misusing the funds to pay its debt. However, there have been no signs or claims of mismanagement other than from Trump himself.
Dengue Outbreak Coming to End
— RNZ Pacific (@RNZPacific) November 13, 2018
An epidemiologist from American Samoa’s Department of Health says the dengue outbreak, which began in March 2017, is coming to an end. The mosquito containment measures have been effective. There were no positive cases in October.
Light Earthquake Hits US Virgin Islands
— US Tribune News (@USTribuneNews) November 14, 2018
A 4.9 earthquake struck Charlotte Amalie in the US Virgin Islands. The light tremor occurred on November 14 around 12PM UTZ.