US Territories’ September 9-15, 2019 news week in tweets

by Sep 16, 2019News Week in Tweets0 comments

NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony, Talks About His Efforts Aiding Puerto Rico in Its Recovery From Hurricane Maria

NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony talks about his efforts to aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. Anthony talks about his Puerto Rican heritage and his plans to help the territory, through his personal passion, basketball.

World Central Kitchen Heads to the Bahamas to Help Those in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

The World Central Kitchen, founded by Chef Jose Andres, heads to the Bahamas to help those devastated by hurricane Dorian as it did in Puerto Rico.

FHWA Has Announces $871.2 Million in Emergency Funds to Repair Roads Damaged by Storms and Floods

The Federal Highway Administration has announced $871.2 million in emergency funds for 39 states, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands to make repairs on roads damaged by floods and storms.

The US Virgin Islands Continues to Rebuild in the Wake of Two Category 5 Hurricanes in 2017

Passing Storms: The Survival of St. Thomas explores how people have coped with and carried on after two category 5 hurricanes swept through the US Virgin Islands in September of 2017. To view parts 2 and 3 of the series click here.

American Samoa Sends Blood to Hawaii for Dengue Test

American Samoa’s Department of Health is sending a blood sample from a deceased 19-year-old female to Hawaii for a Dengue fever test. Doctors in the territory believe the cause of death was dengue fever, but want to rule out any other possible causes. Dengue fever is endemic to American Samoa.

Frustration in Guam Over Massive Stray Dog Population Has Led Some to Suggest Allowing Strays to be Hunted

Guam, a territory of 165,000 people, has between 25,000 to 60,000 stray dogs. A lack of funding and enforcement has seen the stray population reach a tipping point with some mayors suggesting licensed hunting to curb the population of strays.

First-Ever Micronesia-Wide Cleanup

Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands participated in the first-ever Micronesia-wide cleanup. The region-wide commitment saw Hundreds from Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia performed cleanups on their islands simultaneously.