US Territories’ May 13-19, 2019 news week in tweets
Businessman and Philanthropist Orlando Bravo is Donating $100 Million to Help Puerto Rico
Businessman and philanthropist Orlando Bravo is donating $100 million to help Puerto Rico 🙏🏼🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 https://t.co/bQxr4dtHqn
— Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 (@PuertoRicoPUR) May 18, 2019
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
"Members of Congress reference the case of a 64-year-old cancer patient who waited 32 straight hours…to ensure she had a spot on the ferry that takes residents from the smaller island to the mainland to reach a doctor in the capital city"https://t.co/GQ4UYfiNgH
— Power4PuertoRico (@Pwr4PuertoRico) May 17, 2019
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
US Virgin Islands were devastated by back-to-back hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Government assistance has been slow. Many worry that the mainland has forgotten about them. #HurricaneMaria #HurricaneIrma #USVI #rebuildUSVI Watch more: https://t.co/n8gnOdLlo6 pic.twitter.com/E79Sh5Nutk
— TRT World (@trtworld) May 17, 2019
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 30th, join us for a screening of 'We Carry It Within Us', which explores the collective memory of and differing perspectives on the shared slavery and colonial histories between Denmark and the current U.S. Virgin Islands. https://t.co/E89gpoZosG pic.twitter.com/6XWQ53xznm
— SchomburgCenter (@SchomburgCenter) May 15, 2019
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
C is for the Crows of the Marianas and Hawaiian islands
The endangered ʻAlalā (Hawaiian crow) and Åga (Mariana crow) are native to Hawai’i and Guam that were once extinct in the wild but are being released back their forests‼️
[Video of two released Åga by Andrew Zoechbauer] pic.twitter.com/Aa9W1NVzyg
— USFWS Pacific Region (@USFWSPacific) May 14, 2019
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
We’re spotlighting the crew of MSC’s high speed transport USNS Guam (HST-1), christened April 27 in #Okinawa. USNS Guam is designed to be fast, flexible & maneuverable – ideal for moving troops & equipment. Her name honors the relationship between the U.S. & Guam. #UnitedWeSail pic.twitter.com/YxxaBiLVvA
— USN Military Sealift (@MSCSealift) May 17, 2019
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 compensated for dealing with North Korean ship https://t.co/YNuz8XWlOB
— RNZ Pacific (@RNZPacific) May 15, 2019
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
Year 12 coasts – impact of tectonics on sea level https://t.co/VGUle8ApP2
— Kendrick Geography (@KendrickGeog) May 17, 2019
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.