US Territories’ August 26-September 1, 2019 news week in tweets
Donald Trump Has Mixed Messages Over Dorian
President Trump has a mixed record when it comes to addressing national disasters, sometimes showing more empathy to states that voted for him. https://t.co/eZPmhg031O
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 31, 2019
As Tropical Storm Dorian approached Puerto Rico President Donald Trump, through Twitter, attacked the territory’s leaders and readiness to deal with the storm. As the Dorian transformed into a hurricane and headed towards Florida the President canceled a trip to Poland so he could be there for Florida.
Dorian May Have Spared Puerto Rico But Concern Remains Over Readiness For Next Hurricane
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) August 31, 2019
Even as Puerto Rico was spared from Tropical Storm Dorian the territory’s readiness in the event of another natural disaster remains a high concern.
Tropical Storm Dorian Increases Strength Into Hurricane Near US Virgin Islands
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) August 28, 2019
Tropical Storm Dorian increased its strength to a hurricane near the US Virgin Islands en route to the US South East coast.
Japan to Help Pay for Relocating Marines to Guam
Japan is helping to pay the estimated $8 billion cost to move nearly a quarter of the Okinawa-based Marines to Guam. https://t.co/IieOGJcuCK
— Guam Daily Post (@PostGuam) August 29, 2019
Japan is helping to pay the estimated $8 billion cost to move nearly a quarter of the Okinawa-based Marines to Guam.
Governor of America Samoa Pushing for Wage Increases for Governor and Lt. Governor
American Samoa governor wants a hefty wage hike https://t.co/mB4Jlvxo2b
— RNZ Pacific (@RNZPacific) August 29, 2019
The governor of American Samoan, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, is pushing for hefty increases to the salaries of the governor and lieutenant-governor. Currently, the governor earns $85,000 and the lieutenant governor at $75,000 the increases would see the governor get $100,000 and the deputy $85,000.
Senator Pens Op-Ed on Political Status of US Territories
Senator Janelle K. Sarauw pens op-ed on the political status of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and each territory's relationship with the United States. https://t.co/GC5W4ciwwk
— State of the Territory News 🗞️ (@sottvi) August 28, 2019
Senator Janelle K. Sarauw from the US Virgin Islands pens an opinion piece on the status of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The article looks to describe the relationship the United States has with its territories.