US Territories’ July 27-August 2, 2020 news week in tweets
HURRICANE ISAIAS BEARS DOWN ON BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA AFTER BATTERING PUERTO RICO
New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the US East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Dorian.
US HOUSE COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON VOTING RIGHTS AND ELECTIONS IN THE US TERRITORIES
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the United States House Committee on House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing to address the denial of voting rights in US territories, a historic first.
NOMINATIONS FOR UOG ALUMNI AWARDS OPEN
The University of Guam Alumni Association, in cooperation with the university’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, announced the opening of nominations for the 2020 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards.
CO-OP HELPS GUAM FARMERS SURVIVE PANDEMIC
With the COVID-19 lockdown in full force in April, the tourist market collapsed and the future uncertain, April was a bleak time for Guam’s struggling commercial farmers. Guam farmers are figuring out how to market their produce after the hard hit of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A POWERFUL STORM IS BARRELING THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN TONIGHT, PROMPTING WARNINGS IN THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO
A powerful storm barreled through the Caribbean tonight, prompting warnings in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where about 100,000 are already without power. The storm could possibly target Florida with strong winds and heavy rain by this weekend or early next week.
AMERICAN SAMOA HAS SUCCEEDED IN FIGHTING COVID-19 WHILE THE US GOVERNMENT FAILED
To date, American Samoa remains the only place in the United States without a confirmed case of COVID-19. In contrast to the uncoordinated federal response to the novel coronavirus, the territorial government in American Samoa acted quickly and decisively.
49 NEW US CITIZENS IN THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS THIS WEEK
This week, the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands hosted for naturalization ceremonies where 49 immigrants became new US citizens.