US Territories’ August 19-25, 2019 news week in tweets
Tropical Storm Could Hit Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
Heads up Puerto Rico.
We need to watch this.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 24, 2019
A tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and could strengthen into a tropical storm as it approaches Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The US Virgin Islands could also be affected depending on its course.
Two Men Rescue Sinking Woman in the US Virgin Islands
Two men jumped from a cruise ship docked at St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands to rescue a woman who was weighted down by her wheelchair and sinking into the ocean. https://t.co/IO9UOZ6Qt2 pic.twitter.com/raDkpt7zJM
— CNN (@CNN) August 19, 2019
Two men in St. Thomas came to the rescue of a sinking woman weighed down into the ocean by her wheelchair.
Guam to Host International Conference on Decolonization and Human Rights
Guam to host international conference on decolonization and human rightshttps://t.co/E5CCTifB5O
— Guinaiya🌿 (@peacelovenunity) August 19, 2019
Next month Guam will host an international conference on decolonization and human rights. Elected officials, scholars, community activists will be coming from Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, American Samoa, the CNMI, Belau and West Papua, to share the experiences in seeking self-determination.
HoloCampus 3D Goes Live in American Samoa
BREAKING NEWS: HoloCampus 3D telepresence learning platform goes live in American Samoa! Professors based in Honolulu appear in 3D hologram in Pago Pago classrooms – more than 4,000km away – and exchange in real-time with ASCC students #3DHologram #Connectivity #subseacables pic.twitter.com/k0CWKnOHI1
— HAWAIKI (@HawaikiCable) August 23, 2019
Holocampus 3D will go live in American Samoa. Professors in Honolulu will appear as holograms able to interact in real time for students in Pago Pago almost 2,500 miles away.
The Northern Mariana Islands to Participate in National History Day
National History Day is pleased to welcome the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory, as our 58th NHD affiliate. They will be participating in #NHD2020, and the Northern Mariana Islands Humanities Council (@670humanities) is the sponsoring institution. Welcome, CNMI! 🇲🇵 pic.twitter.com/85PcRinalu
— National History Day (@NationalHistory) August 22, 2019
The Northern Mariana Islands will participate in National History Day in 2020. National History Day is a non-profit that organizes competitions in history for students. The Northern Mariana Islands become the 58th affiliate in the organization.