US Territories’ October 14-20, 2019 news week in tweets

by | Oct 21, 2019 | News Week in Tweets | Comments

Trump Officials Admit That Aid to Puerto Rico Was Stalled After Hurricane Maria

Two officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) admitted at a hearing this week that HUD knowingly stalled sending hurricane relief funding to Puerto Rico after missing a legally required deadline to do so.

Mick Mulvaney Compares Ukraine to Puerto Rico

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, suggested that Ukraine and Puerto Rico were both foreign entities. Representative Nydia Velazquez (D) of New York poked fun at Mulvaney over twitter, as all Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

US Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture 2nd Annual Farm to WIC Premier Event

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The Farm to WIC event promotes the VI WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), which provides eligible Women Infants and Children from the WIC program access to fresh locally grown food.

Guam’s Independence Movement Remains Small but is Growing

Guam, which houses significant US military bases, is also home to a growing independence movement. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, one of the movement’s leaders, believes the movement is progressing because of the lack of self-rule.

American Samoa’s National Baseball Team

American Samoa’s National Baseball team stopped by an Elementary school in American Samoa to hang out with the students and provide athletic gear for the school.

Tropical Storm Bualoi Could Strengthen into a Typhoon as it Approached the Northern Mariana Islands

Tropical Storm Bualoi has formed north of Micronesia and could strengthen to a typhoon by the time it passes over the Northern Mariana Islands on Monday.