US Territories’ November 19-25, 2018 news week in tweets

by | Nov 26, 2018 | News Week in Tweets | Comments

Guest Workers Unable to Receive Aid After Super Typhoon Yutu

This year, over 8,000 guest workers received special permits to work in the Northern Mariana Islands. Because of their immigration status, these guest workers are unable to receive aid after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the islands.

Scientists Work to Save Puerto Rican Parrots

Over half the population of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots disappeared after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Biologists are currently working to replant the forests that the hurricane damaged so that they can release some parrots, hopefully saving the species.

Storm Man-Yi Moving Through Pacific

Tropical Storm Man-Yi strengthened into a typhoon on Wednesday and was expected to move past Guam. On November 26, it weakened into a tropical depression.

American Samoa Power Authority Building Given Sustainable Design Award

The American Samoa Power Authority Operations Center building was awarded with the Sustainable Design Award, celebrating its design and environmental performance.

Old Dominion University Basketball Team Stuck in US Virgin Islands

The Old Dominion University basketball team was stuck in the airport in the US Virgin Islands for 18 hours. Their airline, American Airlines, had no explanation for why their flight was delayed for so long.