US Territories’ August 24-30, 2020 news week in tweets
TRUMP ADVISERS SAID HE HAD NO CLUE THAT PUERTO RICO WAS A US TERRITORY
President Trump was accused of being wholly ill prepared and unknowledgeable about major geopolitical matters, among them that Puerto Rico was a US territory.
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DELEGATE CANDIDATE FROM GUAM OUTLINES ECONOMIC PLATFORM
Robert Underwood would like to ensure that the military would hire local workers and firms for contracting jobs, while also paying taxes for work completed in Guam.
HOW A MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY COULD AFFECT THE PUERTO RICO DEBT CRISIS
Puerto Rico voters stand to play a critical role in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District, where progressive Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is hoping to unseat Representative Richard Neal, one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress.
GUAM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO RESUME HARD-COPY DISTRIBUTION
Guam DOE is also preparing to deploy about 8,000 computers to students and families from its inventory as part of a plan to improve and expand its distance-learning strategy.
NEW VIRUS HOT SPOTS: US ISLANDS FROM HAWAII TO PUERTO RICO
US islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.
CHCC EXPECTS TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE IN JANUARY
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands expects to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said during a press briefing.
STILL STRANDED: SAN DIEGO FATHER UNABLE TO RETURN HOME SINCE MARCH
Pete Battaglia and dozens of other San Diegans working in the tuna industry are stuck in American Samoa after the US territory shut down commercial travel amid COVID-19 concerns.