US Territories’ June 8-14 , 2020 news week in tweets
PUERTO RICO LOOKS TO SOLVE STATUS ISSUE WITH NEW STATEHOOD VOTE
On May 16, Governor Wanda Vázquez (NPP, R) announced that there will be a plebiscite in November on whether Puerto Rico should become a state. This is the first one to directly ask whether Puerto Rico should be immediately admitted as a state.
GUAM LGBTQ GROUPS TO PROTEST FRIDAY IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
A LGBTQ Pride Month wave for LGBTQ equality and protest in support of Black Lives Matter will be held from 4 to 6 pm Friday at the ITC corner in Tamuning. All attendees are asked to wear masks and practice safe social distancing, due to the impact of COVID-19.
PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER IN GUAM
A Guam doctor and medical staff came out to peacefully protest for Black Lives Matter. They knelt in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
USDA APPROVES PROGRAM TO FEED KIDS IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the US Virgin Islands have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Transfer (EBT), a new program which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.
AMERICAN SAMOA FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
The first of two scheduled peaceful protests for Black Lives Matter in American Samoa.
DEEP M6.2 EARTHQUAKE HITS PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Pagan region, Northern Mariana Islands at 21:08 UTC on June 13, 2020 (07:08 LT, June 14).