US Territories’ May 13-19, 2019 news week in tweets

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Businessman and Philanthropist Orlando Bravo is Donating $100 Million to Help Puerto Rico

Businessman and philanthropist Orlando Bravo is donating $100 million to help fund humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico. Bravo grew up in Puerto Rico and looks to bolster the territory’s economy and tackle income inequality.

The Puerto Rican Island of Vieques Still Remains Without a Hospital

The Puerto Rican island of Vieques still remains without a hospital two years after Hurricane Maria. Democratic lawmakers have issued an ultimatum; giving FEMA three weeks to explain why there are no concrete plans to rebuild the hospital.

Video Capturing the Devastation in the US Virgin Islands After Back-to-Back Hurricanes

The US Virgin Islands were devastated by the hurricanes Irma and Maria. Government assistance has been slow and many locals feel the mainland has forgotten their strife. Here offers a glimpse into their daily struggles.

‘We Carry it With Us’ a Look Into the Colonial Relationship of the US Virgin Islands and Denmark

On May 30, the Schomburg Center will present a screening of ‘We Carry It Within Us’. The film explores the collective memory and differing perspectives of the shared slavery and colonial histories between Denmark and the US Virgin Islands.

Aga Crow Begins to Make a Return to the Wild

The endangered ʻAlalā (Hawaiian crow) and Åga (Mariana crow) are native to Hawai’i, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. They once were extinct in the wild but are being released back into their native habitats.

USNS Guam Honors Guam’s and the US’s Military History

The USN Military Sealift is highlighting the crew of MSC’s high-speed transport USNS Guam (HST-1). The USNS Guam is designed to be fast, flexible & maneuverable making it ideal for moving troops & equipment. The boat’s name honors the relationship between the US and Guam.

American Samoa Compensated for Harbouring North Korean Ship

American Samoa has been compensated by the US government for dealing with the North Korean ship, ‘Wise Honest’, that was captured earlier this month. The timeline for the ship remaining in American Samoa hinges on an investigation by the US Department of Justice.

Earthquake in 2009 Has Intensified American Samoa’s Rising Sea Levels

An earthquake in 2009 has intensified American Samoa’s rising sea levels. Another indication that climate change will affect American territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean before making way to the mainland.