US Territories’ November 18-24, 2019 news week in tweets

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Infrastructure in Puerto Rico Remains a Pressing Issue

A Puerto Rican man, on the way to the hospital, has to clear a roadway himself two years after Hurricane Maria destroyed it in Utuado.

Banner Reads “Cancel Puerto Rico Debt” at Harvard-Yale Football Game Protest

Before the start of the Harvard-Yale football game a group of protestors stormed the field. Many of the banners were related to climate change, but one reads “Cancel Puerto Rico Debt.” The protestor’s tactics have drawn the praise of some and the ire of others on social media.

St. Croix to Get its First Bike Path

St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands, to get its first bike path. The bike path was made possible through the AARP Community Challenge and VI Trail Alliance and Partners.

US Territories to be $1 Billion Short in Medicaid Funding

The federal money to fully fund the medicaid programs in the US Territories of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands is about to run out. Without an act of Congress the territories will have to slash their medicaid budgets. Leaving many people without access to the healthcare they need.

Two Suspected Measles Cases in American Samoa

There are now two suspected measles cases in American Samoa. As a measles epidemic hits Samoa hard American Samoa has taken measures to prevent a similar outbreak.

The Northern Mariana Islands Moves Towards Full Soccer Status

The American territory of Northern Mariana Islands has made a key step toward joining FIFA by being recommended for membership in the Asian soccer confederation. If successful they would become the 47th full Asian member and be granted rights to vote at the soccer body’s annual congress and receive development money.