US Territories’ October 14-20, 2019 news week in tweets
Trump Officials Admit That Aid to Puerto Rico Was Stalled After Hurricane Maria
— The Hill (@thehill) October 19, 2019
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
Today Mick Mulvaney compared Puerto Rico to Ukraine, suggesting they are both foreign entities.
Since this White House likes sharpies so much, we thought we'd help clear it up for him. pic.twitter.com/S9PUzcTlqJ
— Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) October 17, 2019
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
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
The small U.S. territory island of Guam, which houses significant U.S. military bases, is also home to an independence movement that is growing gradually because of the lack of self-rule https://t.co/FN50RefMlt
— The Real News (@TheRealNews) October 14, 2019
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
Films on Friday: The American Samoa National Baseball Team https://t.co/K2VAqXqsGz
— baseballrebecca (@baseballrebecca) October 18, 2019
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
TS #Bualoi has formed north of #Micronesia and could strengthen to a typhoon by the time it passes over the northern Mariana Islands on Monday. Bualoi should pass S & E of #Japan late next week, but need to monitor as a farther west track could mean impacts on Japan. pic.twitter.com/ZKxuh02gE9
— Jason Nicholls (@jnmet) October 19, 2019
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.