US Territories’ August 10-16, 2020 news week in tweets
LINCOLN PROJECT SLAMS TRUMP OVER PUERTO RICO RESPONSE IN NEW AND TARGETING LATINO VOTERS ACROSS BATTLEGROUND STATES
A prominent group of Republicans aiming to unseat Donald Trump in the November election has released a series of damning new political advertisements targeting Latino voters in crucial battleground states, according to a new report.
MCSALLY: DEMOCRATS WOULD MAKE DC AND PUERTO RICO STATES IF THEY WIN
Arizona Senator Martha McSally (R) claimed Tuesday that Senate Democrats would move to pass statehood bills for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico should they retake control of the chamber in November.
PUERTO RICO’S CHAOTIC AND UNFINISHED PRIMARY SPURS VOTER SUPPRESSION CONCERNS
Restricting a primary as it takes place can cause “irreparable damage,” an ACLU attorney said. The task now is “mitigating the damage.”
PIRATES COVE, EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR RESCUES SAVING THE LIVES OF OVER 50 PEOPLE
Jeff Pleadwell and several employees were recognized for putting their lives at risk to save the lives of over 50 people in the Togcha Channel.
DISLOCATED WORKER GRANT STILL HAS OPENINGS FOR TEMPORARY WORK
$1.5 million grant funds about 200 openings for temporary work in the local government to those who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus. David Dell’lsola, director of the Guam Department of Labor said the jobs are limited to six months, but all pay above minimum wage.
MORE THAN 1,470 PEOPLE TESTED; LARGEST SINGLE DAY COVID-19 TESTING SINCE MARCH
More than 1,470 residents were tested on Saturday, a day before the island returned to a Pandemic Condition of Readiness 1, making it the single largest test day held since health officials started testing for the novel coronavirus in March.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS SHUTS DOWN TOURISM AGAIN
The US Virgin Islands will once close its doors to leisure travelers. The Territory will go back to ‘Stay-at-Home’ restrictions as it fights growing numbers of positive cases. From August 19, all non-essential travel to the USVI is banned, said Governor Albert Bryan Jr.
SPECIAL TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR TRAVELLERS FROM AMERICAN SAMOA
Samoa has issued an updated Travel Advisory for travelers from American Samoa.