US Territories’ June 29-July 5, 2020 news week in tweets
‘HAMILTON’ ISN’T JUST AN ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT — IT’S ALSO A MOMENT OF PUERTO RICAN PRIDE
“Hamilton” and Puerto Rican pride go hand in hand. Born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised the Broadway show’s namesake role. The screen version of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” is now streaming on Disney Plus.
MSF SUPPORTS COVID-19 RESPONSE IN PUERTO RICO ALREADY PARALYZED BY MULTIPLE CRISES
As part of its COVID-19 response in the United States, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been providing support to health facilities, conducting health promotion activities for high-risk communities, and bringing home-based medical care to vulnerable people across Puerto Rico.
THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE FOR THE ECONOMY OF GUAM AMID THE PANDEMIC
A central aspect to the expected persistence in a dramatic reduction of tourism in Guam is that potential visitors from Japan and South Korea are subject to 14-day quarantine requirements when they return from international travel.
AMERICAN SAMOA FONO USES COVID FEDERAL FUNDS FOR OFFICE SPACE
Lawmakers in American Samoa have confirmed they are receiving COVID-19 funding but that it will go towards finding suitable premises to work.
AFTER 8-HOUR OF DEBATE, US VIRGIN ISLANDS SENATE STILL UNDECIDED ON CANNABIS BILL
Albert Bryan that would revise the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act, but after eight hours debate the lawmakers were divided as to whether the measure was ready. Donna Frett-Gregory said that it was time to move forward, but some committee members have been skeptical of the enhanced bill since the governor first unveiled it in December.
EARTHQUAKE NEAR SAIPAN, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS ON JULY 3 WITH MAGNITUDE 5.2
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was reported near Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands on July 3th morning, in keeping with India’s National Center for Seismology.