US Territories’ May 20-26, 2019 news week in tweets
Vieques to Have Hospital for First Time Since Hurricane Maria
Vieques, Puerto Rico is going to get a new hospital paid for by the federal govt.
There’s only 1 on the island.
Hurricane Maria badly damaged the last one.
FEMA took a year & a half to determine more than 50% of the damage was in fact caused by Maria – & now this 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/MJ2WyMURej
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 24, 2019
FEMA has agreed to rebuild the hospital on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. The island has been without a hospital since Hurricane Maria.
Senate Passes Disaster Package Providing Relief For Mainland and US Territories
The Senate's passing a disaster package to provide long overdue relief to Americans in the Midwest, South, West, and—yes—the territories including Puerto Rico
When the Senate GOP ignores President Trump’s more outrageous demands, we can get something done https://t.co/sOJ1sgSbz0
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 23, 2019
The Senate passed a disaster package providing aid for areas in the mainland and US territories. Senator Chuck Schumer delivered a speech addressing the delay in the Senate passing the disaster package.
Carnival Season Kicks Off in US Virgin Islands
— izatrini.com (@izatrini) May 24, 2019
Carnival season has been underway in the US Virgin Islands since early April. The tradition celebrates the history of the Caribbean islands.
US Navy, Australian Navy, Japanese Maritime Defense and Republic of Korea Navy Ships Gather at Naval Base Guam
Inaugural Pacific Vanguard exercise launched as #USNavy, @Australian_Navy, #JMSDF and #ROKNavy ships gather at Naval Base Guam: https://t.co/GZbYGHcOD6 #NavyPartnerships @US7thFleet pic.twitter.com/K0n5Erx6Bj
— U.S. Pacific Fleet (@USPacificFleet) May 24, 2019
Inaugural Pacific Vanguard exercise launched as US Navy, Australian Navy, Japanese Maritime Defense and Republic of Korea Navy ships gather at Naval Base Guam. It was the first of its kind event meant to increase the combined capabilities of the allied naval forces.
NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Will Measure Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Water
A new buoy in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa — home to a vibrant coral reef ecosystem — will measure carbon dioxide levels in the water, advancing scientists' understanding of the ocean's changing chemistry. https://t.co/vIXC62JXdC pic.twitter.com/VX9MLaXf6t
— NOAA Research (@NOAAResearch) May 21, 2019
A new buoy in NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, home to a vibrant coral reef ecosystem, will measure carbon dioxide levels in the water, advancing scientists’ understanding of the ocean’s changing chemistry.
Pacific National Historical Park in Guam to Host Ceremony Honoring Service Members
#DYK that there is a U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands @USAO_GU? They are doing something pretty special this #MemorialDayWeekend. https://t.co/oGSBM44a2b
— U.S. Attorneys (@USAttorneys) May 24, 2019
US Attorney Anderson joined volunteers on Saturday, May 25, in planting flags at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park at Asan Beach. American and Guam flags will honor US service members and Chamorros who died during World War II.