US Territories’ August 5-11, 2019 news week in tweets
Wanda Vazquez Sworn in as Puerto Rico’s Third Governor in a Five Day Span
Puerto Rico has a new governor — its third in five days. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez was sworn in on Wednesday, but within minutes protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion calling for her to resign. 📰 Read more: https://t.co/cxBPLL37ON pic.twitter.com/WoLZdkinIj
— NPR (@NPR) August 8, 2019
Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez was sworn in as Puerto Rico’s Governor this past Wednesday. Vazquez is the third Governor for the territory in a five-day span. Shortly after her swearing-in, protestors gathered outside of the governor’s mansion demanding her resignation.
Wanda Vazquez Mets with Aida Diaz the Leader of Puerto Rico’s Teacher Association
Puerto Rico’s Governor, today, met with Aida Diaz who leads the Puerto Rico teachers association. Diaz fought the closure of 200+ schools over the last 2yrs. It was an effort led by then Education Secretary Julia Keleher who was recently arrested by the FBI on charges of fraud. https://t.co/P0SL6yXTcf
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 10, 2019
Puerto Rican Governor Wanda Vazquez met with Aida Diaz the leader of Puerto Rico’s teacher association. Diaz had fought the closure of over 200 schools in the territory over the past two years.
VIPD Case Files Wiped Out Following Hacker Attack
VIPD Case Files Wiped Out From Computers Following Intrusion; Hackers Demanding Ransom For Access – https://t.co/jZbv4AiGp7
— Commander Sticky Paws (@CommanderBliss) August 8, 2019
Hackers have launched a “ransomware” attack on the US Virgin Islands Police Department with countless case files being wiped clean. Numerous cyber attacks have been launched against the VIPD in recent months.
Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Comes to Light in Guam
As a 13-year-old altar boy on Guam, Walter Denton dreamed of becoming a Catholic priest. He says that dream died the night the island’s future archbishop raped him. Read more: https://t.co/6xNRK2tkyX pic.twitter.com/Hz0RScktfr
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 8, 2019
At age 13 Walter Denton was raped by his parish priest Anthony Apuron. Apuron would later become the Archbishop of Agana, the highest-ranking cleric on the island of Guam.
Citizenship Question to be Removed From 2020 Census for the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
SCOOP: @uscensusbureau is removing a #CitizenshipQuestion it was planning to include on #2020Census for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & US Virgin Islands — U.S. territories that use a different form than one used in states & Puerto Rico👇https://t.co/plSUYyXLtu
— Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang) August 9, 2019
The citizenship question that rocketed to the Supreme Court has also been removed from the 2020 census in the four “island territories”. The US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands use a different census form from the 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Korean Football Association Donates $15,000 to Northern Mariana Football Association
Korean Football Association Football-Love Sharing Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association to assist in the repair work at the #NorthernMarianaIslands Soccer Training Center in Koblerville pic.twitter.com/aSPycNB3nM
— From the Tofu Bowl (@TheTofuBowl) August 6, 2019
Korean Football Association Football-Love Sharing Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association to assist in repair work at the Northern Mariana Islands Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.