US Territories’ July 15-21, 2019 news week in tweets
Protests in Puerto Rico Continue
The crowd seems to be growing in front of the Puerto Rico Governors mansions. Every day. Every night. This has been going on for nearly 2 weeks. 99% of it has been peaceful. pic.twitter.com/zyQWQIljSI
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) July 20, 2019
Amid the ongoing corruption investigation in Puerto Rico, protesters have taken to the streets to demand that Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign.
Bomba and Plena Folk Music in Puerto Rico
💃🏽 "Bombazo" demanding #RickyRenuncia: Bomba y Plena is Puerto Rico's folk music Performers dancing to Puerto Rican folk music styles bomba and plena. pic.twitter.com/UU6oEitsJo
— Victoria Leandra (@leandrareports) July 20, 2019
During the protests in Puerto Rico crowds break out into Bomba and plena music. The music and dance styles are a product of Puerto Rico’s cosmopolitan folk culture.
US Army North in US Virgin Islands to Enhance Partnerships in Disaster Relief
The ARNORTH Command Team met yesterday with @readyusvi, @VIGUARD, and @govbryan to understand the challenges of disaster response in the U.S. Virgin Islands and to build and enhance partnerships. pic.twitter.com/2Tkk267ny7
— U.S. Army North (@USArmyNorth) July 19, 2019
The US Army North went to the Virgin Islands to meet with the Governor and Coast Guard to enhance their relationship in the event of a natural disaster.
The Unlikely Hero for Apollo 11 Mission was a 10 Year Old in Guam
As Apollo 11 began its return to Earth, a bearing broke in a dish antenna needed to track the ship at a NASA station in Guam.
At 10 years old, Greg Force was able to fit his arm into a 2½ inch access hole to fix it. The rest is history. https://t.co/VFPyr24oDN pic.twitter.com/NdwHJu1Fjg
— NPR (@NPR) July 20, 2019
50 years ago in Guam, 10-year-old Greg Force fixed an antenna dish needed to track Apollo 11 as it returned to Earth.
75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam, the Battle for the Northern Mariana Islands and the War in the Pacific
The @USArmyOldGuard & @theusarmyband supported an Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at @ArlingtonNatl yesterday in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam, the Battle for the Northern Mariana Islands, and the War in the Pacific. pic.twitter.com/QNXemqy9Nw
— MDW USARMY (@MDW_USARMY) July 17, 2019
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam, the Battle for the Northern Mariana Islands and the War in the Pacific a wreath was laid at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Trump Nominee Pizzella’s Past Lobbying in the Northern Mariana Islands Raises Concerns
Pizzella has a lengthy and well-documented history as a highly paid lobbyist who advocated to perpetuate conditions for workers in the Northern Mariana Islands that were nothing short of indentured servitude. https://t.co/NOnMMXZbMT
— The Nation (@thenation) July 16, 2019
Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella has a well documented history as a highly paid lobbyist who advocated to perpetuate conditions for workers in the Northern Mariana Islands that were nothing short of indentured servitude.
A Closer Look at the Geography of Samoa
#SamoanClipper If you're not familiar with the history of the Samoan Islands, these wiki maps may help. American Samoa is geographically small compared to Samoa proper. The two groups of small islands are separated by the International Date Line. pic.twitter.com/rNwuTYiQEW
— Mike Chillit (@MikeChillit) July 19, 2019
American Samoa is much smaller than Samoa proper and is separated by the international date line.