US Territories’ July 15-21, 2019 news week in tweets

by | Jul 22, 2019 | News Week in Tweets | Comments

Protests in Puerto Rico Continue

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

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 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

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

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

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

American Samoa is much smaller than Samoa proper and is separated by the international date line.