US Territories’ June 17-23, 2019 news week in tweets

by | Jun 24, 2019 | News Week in Tweets | Comments

Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Believes in Self-Determination For Puerto Rico

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

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

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

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

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

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.