US Territories’ May 27-June 2, 2019 news week in tweets

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Puerto Rico Remains Vulnerable as Hurricane Season Begins

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

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 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

AJ+ went to Guam to explore the relationship between the US and its territories.

The Decline in Micronesian Bonds

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

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, 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

Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act is scheduled for a vote on the week of June 3.