US Territories’ May 27-June 2, 2019 news week in tweets
Puerto Rico Remains Vulnerable as Hurricane Season Begins
As I flew into Puerto Rico this week, this is the video I captured. Blue= tarps. Governors office tells me there are still 30k homes damaged by hurricane Maria (2017) with tarps. And, the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season begins today. pic.twitter.com/4F2NGr1dv4
— Leyla Santiago (@leylasantiago) June 1, 2019
Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Blue tarps cover houses throughout the territory. As hurricane season begins Puerto Rico remains vulnerable to environmental disasters.
Ricardo Rossello Calls Out Trump’s Disaster Relief Lies
Trump keeps claiming that he gave $91 billion for Hurricane Maria relief — but Puerto Rico's governor is setting the record straight pic.twitter.com/6qM0198BEe
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) May 31, 2019
President Donald Trump has continued to claim Puerto Rico has received $91 billion in disaster aid. The real figure is closer to $11 billion, and Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, has called out the White House for pushing false figures.
White House Announces US Virgin Island District Court Nominee
The White House last night announced three district court nominees for Utah, the US Virgin Islands, and New Mexico pic.twitter.com/B8IQq7pGiA
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 30, 2019
The White House announced three US District Court nominees. Robert A. Molloy is the nominee for the US Virgin Islands.
AJ+ Explores the US’s Relationship With Its Territories
Let's be real. Territories are essentially American colonies. We went to Guam to get the backstory. pic.twitter.com/cNPWBA2oMM
— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 31, 2019
AJ+ went to Guam to explore the relationship between the US and its territories.
The Decline in Micronesian Bonds
The end of Micronesia #micronesia
— pacific island times (@pacislandtimes) May 29, 2019
The cultural bonds that used to hold Micronesia have been weakened over time. The territories’ incorporation into the US has been a deciding factor in the phenomenon.
American Samoa, Home to the Only National Marine Sanctuary South of the Equator
As the only National Marine Sanctuary south of the equator, the beautiful American Samoa is also home to the only Indo-Pacific coral reef in the Sanctuary System. It supports nearly a thousand species of reef fish as well as hundreds of different corals. pic.twitter.com/EaejUCbdZk
— Goddess Garden (@goddessgarden) May 28, 2019
American Samoa is home to the Indo-Pacific coral reef sanctuary. As the only national marine sanctuary south of the equator it offers US researchers a glimpse into distant ecosystems.
American Samoa Looking to Lessen its Reliance on Federal Government
From recouping insurance payments to strengthening alliances with local companies, #AmericanSamoa is having to look at different alternatives to lessen its reliance on the federal government. https://t.co/Dnok1wVXUN pic.twitter.com/5EW7Pdo6cc
— Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) May 30, 2019
From recouping insurance payments to strengthening alliances with local companies, American Samoa is having to look at different alternatives to lessen its reliance on the federal government.
Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act
🔜 H.R. 559 by @Kilili_Sablan: Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act https://t.co/OFiSz7o0KH 🏛️
— GovTrack.🇺🇸 (@govtrack) June 1, 2019
Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act is scheduled for a vote on the week of June 3.