US Territories’ June 22-28, 2020 news week in tweets
PUERTO RICO LEFT OUT OF FEDERAL FUNDING FROM EDUCATION, INTERIOR
Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced (NPP, R) has issued a call to action on the health care sector to apply directly for more relief.
US TO PROVIDE FIGHTER JET TRAINING FOR INDIA, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA AT GUAM BASE
With an eye on aggressive Chinese behavior, the U.S. has now taken it upon itself to conduct fighter jet training sessions for India, Japan, and Australia at one of its biggest military bases in the Pacific Ocean.
37 AIR FORCE SERVICE MEMBERS ON GUAM HAVE COVID-19
There are two groups of COVID-19 cases involving Air Force service members on Guam and the number of airmen on Guam who have been infected with COVID-19 has increased to 37. The governor said tourism still will be given the green light on July 1. At this time there is no decision to subject travelers to testing upon arrival at the airport.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNOR LOOKS TO CANNABIS TO MITIGATE ECONOMIC LOSSES
The government of the US Virgin Islands is hoping tax revenues from marijuana sales could help mitigate some of the islands’ economic losses due to COVID-19.
WHY CHOOSE THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS AS MY FIRST DESTINATION AFTER CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS STARTED TO LIFT
While COVID-19 protocols do alter the travel experience, they can’t detract from the rapturous pleasure of exploring someplace new. However, it is important to check local government restrictions, and safety measures related to COVID-19.
LIGHT EARTHQUAKE: M4.4 QUAKE STRUCK NEAR SAIPAN IN NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 256 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (159 miles). Earthquake 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only caused minor damage.
AMERICAN SAMOA STRUGGLES WITH QUARANTINE WORKLOAD
American Samoa’s Department of Health is struggling to take care of people in quarantine from repatriation flights from Samoa.