US Territories’ November 11-17, 2019 news week in tweets

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Report Finds that Police in Puerto Rico Have Failed to Investigate Many Femicides

A new report has found that between 2014 and 2018, Puerto Rico’s Police Bureau undercounted murders of women by 11 to 27% each year.

Vera Clemente Has Passed Away

Vera Clemente, the widow of Roberto Clemente, has passed away at 78. Roberto Clemente, a MLB Hall of Famer, is a Puerto Rican hero. He passed away in 1972 in a plane accident trying to deliver supplies to Nicaragua following an earthquake.

Following Irma and Maria, US Virgin Islands Fairing Worse than Puerto Rico

Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico saw steep drop offs in employment in low-wage sectors. While, neither has fully recovered, the leisure and hospitality sector in the US Virgin Islands has been hit hardest.

US District Court Strikes Down Plebiscite Law in Guam

The US District Court of Guam and the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have struck down the plebiscite law because it excludes people who aren’t natives of Guam from voting.

American Samoa to Receive $1.4 Million per Month More in Food Stamp Funding

American Samoa set receive an additional $1.4 million per month in food stamp funding.

Bill Introduced to Make the Sale, Trade, or Possession of Shark Fins Illegal

A bill has been introduced to make the sale, trade, or possession of shark fins illegal. The Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and other US States have already made trading in shark fins illegal.