US Territories’ May 6-12, 2019 news week in tweets
Puerto Rico’s Population Projected to Drop by 32% by 2049
Puerto Rico’s population projections are simply staggering. Expected to drop an additional 32% by 2049. pic.twitter.com/7eHyDIE52I
— Rafi Arrillaga (@RafiArrillaga) May 10, 2019
Puerto Rico’s population is projected to drop by 32% by 2049 according to a study. A combination of economic and environmental factors have hastened the migration of American citizens from the territory.
Trump Continues to Falsely Claim Puerto Rico Received $91 Billion in Disaster Aid
Trump at rally: Puerto Rico got $91 billion in storm aid
Reality: Puerto Rico only got $11 billion pic.twitter.com/1BsFQbQy7a
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 9, 2019
President Donald Trump held up a chart that falsely claimed that Puerto Rico had received $91 Billion in disaster aid at a rally on May 8th. Trump has thrown out this false number many times. When in reality Puerto Rico has only received $11 Billion in aid.
House Passes $17.2 Billion in Disaster Aid with $600 Million in Nutrition Aid Going to Puerto Rico
House passes $17.2B in disaster relief to areas hit by recent hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and other natural disasters, including $600M in nutrition assistance to Puerto Rico; bill now moves to Senate; President Trump previously tweeted his opposition to the bill. pic.twitter.com/fOsIXwaWIJ
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 10, 2019
The House passes $17.2 Billion disaster relief with $600 Million in Nutrition aid going to Puerto Rico. The bill now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate. President Donald Trump has tweeted about his opposition to the bill.
Seized North Korean Freighter Being Sent to American Samoa
Seized North Korean freighter heading to American Samoa https://t.co/EIDIabpDO1
— RNZ Pacific (@RNZPacific) May 11, 2019
The North Korean freighter that was seized for breaking US sanctions on North Korea is being sent to American Samoa. The locals are concerned about potential retaliation by North Korea.
Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands Provide Immigration and US Citizenship Services Online
Residents on Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands can avail of certain services from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services online starting May, 13. https://t.co/7UFdGgOlEL
— Guam PDN (@GuamPDN) May 11, 2019
Starting May 13 Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will allow certain services to be accessed online for immigration and US citizenship applications.
CHamoru Language Revitalization Center Announced
Great news from Guam, with the announcement of the new CHamoru Language Revitalization Center! Sagan Dinanña gi Finamta' CHamoru will provide learning resources and a safe space for beginning speakers to practice: https://t.co/JmZejzaVd0
— Endangered Languages Project (@_ELProject) May 11, 2019
CHamoru language revitalization center announced at the Guam Department of Education. CHamoru is spoken by 58,000 people and is the spoken language of the Chamorro people who are the indigenous people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Top ABA Officials to Visit Relief Sites in US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
— Hurricanes News (@news_hurricanes) May 8, 2019
Top ABA officials are set to visit disaster relief sites in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. They are set to announce the development of USVI Flood Proof, a mobile app, that will help residents of the US Virgin Islands access legal assistance.