US Territories’ October 28-November 3, 2019 news week in tweets

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Puerto Rican Leaders Asking Congress for Vote on Statehood

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (NPP, R), introduced a bill to congress that would create a path for the US territory to become the 51st state.

Puerto Rican Student in Indiana Denied Medicine Over Puerto Rican ID

A student at Purdue University was denied the purchase of cold medicine at a CVS in Indiana over his Puerto Rican ID. The employee asked to see a US-issued license, which a Puerto Rican ID is, for the student to purchase some over the counter cold medicine.

November 1 is D. Hamilton Jackson Day in the US Virgin Islands

November 1, D. Hamilton Jackson Day, in the US Virgin Islands is known as Liberty Day. The holiday honors D. Hamilton Jackson who was a prominent civil rights activist in the US Virgin Islands.

Guam Ambulance Company Executives Plead Guilty to Medicare and TRICARE Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Two former owners and an employee of A Guam ambulance company have pleaded guilty to Medicare and TRICARE fraud and money laundering. The scheme resulted in a loss of $10.8 million for the US government. It is one of the largest single Medicare fraud scams prosecuted nationwide.

Firefighters from American Samoa Singing as they March on a Mountain in California

American Samoan Firefighters sing as they march down a mountain in California in 2017. The firefighters traveled over 5,000 miles to help battle wildfires. As wildfires rage in California Samoa firefighters may have to make the long journey again.

The Mariana Fruit-dove Faces a Long Road to Recovery in the Northern Mariana Islands

The Mariana Fruit-dove is native to Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and other islands in the range. However, the dove has been extinct in Guam since 1984 due to the introduction of the Brown tree snake during World War II. The species remains endangered in the Northern Mariana Islands due to habitat loss.