US Territories’ June 15-21, 2020 news week in tweets
PUERTO RICO GOV UNVEILS BUDGET CRITICS SAY IS UNREALISTIC
Puerto Rico’s Governor unveiled her first budget tonight promising wage increases for teachers, cops, firefighters and other public workers. Critics say it’s unrealistic given the islands’ dire economic outlook which worsened because of a COVID-19 lockdown.
CORONAVIRUS COULD SPELL OPPORTUNITY FOR PUERTO RICO
Given Puerto Rico’s history of pharmaceutical manufacturing, many outlets have begun calling for the repatriation of supply chains in the territory.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION IN GUAM WILL MAIL $4.8 MILLION IN TAX REFUND CHECKS THIS WEEK
The refunds include those garnished to repay government debts and for error-free returns filed on or before January 28.
AIRMEN VIOLATE RESTRICTED MOVEMENT ORDERS WHILE STAYING AT GUAM REEF HOTEL
Local businesses and employees have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 after some Air Force members violated restricted movement orders while staying at the Guam Reef Hotel. A total of 35 members associated with an Air Force unit have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Krystal Paco-San Agustin, Adelup spokesperson.
TOP DESTINATIONS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR SUMMER TRAVEL
Jamaica, St. Lucia, the US Virgin Islands, and Antigua and Barbuda opened to international tourists this month.
5.0 MAGNITUDE QUAKE NORTHWEST OF SAIPAN, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Earthquake M5.0 – 267 km NNW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands – Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:57:59 UTC (06:57 CDT) – 5 hours ago.
SPECIAL TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR TRAVELLERS FROM AMERICAN SAMOA
Ministry of Health has issued a special travel advisory that all passengers travelling from American Samoa must take precaution while in Samoa for the next 14 days from date of arrival.