US Territories’ June 17-23, 2019 news week in tweets
Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Believes in Self-Determination For Puerto Rico
Beto O'Rourke: "As president, I will follow the decision of the people [of Puerto Rico] to decide how they will be represented, whether it is in the US Senate, whether it's in some form of independence, I want to make sure that they decide and that we are able to support them." pic.twitter.com/xyCPJRJ8R9
— The Hill (@thehill) June 22, 2019
Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Presidential Candidate, believes in Self-Determination for Puerto Rico. stating, “As president, I will follow the decision of the people [of Puerto Rico] to decide how they will be represented, whether it is in the US Senate, whether it’s in some form of independence, I want to make sure that they decide and that we are able to support them.”
A Glimpse into the US Virgin Islands’ History
Color images show workers on US Virgin Islands sugar plantation https://t.co/btZajabO2T via @MailOnline
— Dr Denise Bennerson (@HomelandPhoto) June 20, 2019
Photographs from 1941 capture images from some US Virgin Islands’ sugar plantations. The images offer a rare glimpse into the territory’s history.
US Navy Seabee underwater at Seabee Junkyard
#ForgedByTheSea and reenlisting in it too!
A #USNavy Seabee assigned to #NMCB133 re-enlist underwater at Seabee Junkyard! Seabee Junkyard consists of construction equipment that was used by the Seabees to build the Glass Breakwater at Apra Harbor, Guam after #WorldWarII. pic.twitter.com/vzgfriSQTZ
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) June 22, 2019
A US Navy Seabee assigned to NMCB133 re-enlist underwater at Seabee Junkyard. The junkyard consists of construction equipment used to build the Glass Breakwater at Apra Harbor, Guam after World War Two.
The Threatened Samoa Skink
Threatened Thursday: Samoa skink (Emoia samoensis). Occurs in Samoa and American Samoa. An arboreal species, primarily found on tree trunks and low vegetation. Endangered, due to invasive yellow crazy ants, and cat and rat predation. Photo: Robert Fisher. https://t.co/eyn53hUPW1 pic.twitter.com/TA5ORkkV8j
— IUCN SSC Skink Specialist Group (@skinks_IUCN) June 19, 2019
The Samoa Skink is native to Samoa and American Samoa. It has become endangered due to invasive yellow crazy ants, cat and rat populations.
US Deptartment of the Interior Meets With Northern Mariana Islands’ Governor Over Disaster Recovery
Interior’s Insular Affairs Director Pula Meets with Governor Torres, Other Leaders in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands https://t.co/xb0QxuNMNv via @interior
— Doug Domenech (@ASIIADomenech) June 19, 2019
U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Director Nik Pula met with Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph Torres where they discussed challenges in disaster recovery efforts, Medicaid funding, and labor issues. Pula, presented more than $2.4 million in grants, bringing the total OIA grant funding support to about $14.4 million.
Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act Passed
The Bill “Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act” Has Been Passed https://t.co/2OjsdcSJb5 pic.twitter.com/Pj1l2Wsy4h
— The Political Fulcrum (@PoliCrum) June 22, 2019
Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act was passed June 20. The bill grants resident status to some aliens who lived continuously and lawfully in the territory since 2009.