US Territories’ April 22-28, 2019 news week in tweets

by Apr 29, 2019News Week in Tweets0 comments

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello slams President Trump in speech

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló (NPP, D) slams President Donald Trump saying he is discriminating against the 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico. He went on to call for Puerto Rico’s treatment to be a national civil rights issue in the 2020 election.

Researchers find that Children among most affected by Hurricane Maria

Researchers found that 57.8% of young people in Puerto Rican saw a friend or family member leave following Hurricane Maria. The damaging psychological effects have raised concern after a study found a 7.9% rate of clinically significant PTSD.

American Samoa’s Rich NFL Legacy

With the NFL draft occurring this past week CBS’s 60 minutes took a look back American Samoa’s rich NFL legacy. The community of 65,000 has over 200 players in the NFL and DIV I college ball.

New Bill in Congress to Bolster US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s Renewable Energy Capacities

A new bill Introduced in Congress would fund renewables, microgrids and energy storage in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The grant is for an unspecified amount but does call for $1.5 million to be appropriated for a study to determine the potential for renewable energy sources.

The Northern Mariana Islands continue to rebuild in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu

The Northern Mariana Islands continue to rebuild 6 months after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated communities. The Super Typhoon had gust reach up to 200 MPH devastating the more than 6,000 residents who lost their homes.