US Territories’ August 31-September 6, 2020 news week in tweets
PUERTO RICO DOCTOR TAKES ON FLORIDA DEM IN HOUSE RACE
Dr. Leo Valentin understands the pitfalls of big government like few other American politicians. The Harvard-educated doctor was president and CEO of a hospital in Puerto Rico before moving to Orlando to start a private radiology practice. Valentin is hoping to be part of that future. The first-time candidate won a razor-thin victory in the district’s August primary and now has his eyes set on Representative Stephanie Murphy (D) of Florida.
ALABAMA RATED WORST STATE TO WORK IN DURING PANDEMIC IN A SURVEY THAT ALSO RANKS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO
Alabama came in 52nd (the survey also included Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) for worker protections in an Oxfam America survey. Some of the things that Alabama lacked: moratoriums on evictions and utility shut offs and expanded Medicaid.
48 NEW COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED IN GUAM, RAISING THE TOTAL TO 1395
“We are considered one of the highest new cases per capita in the nation. That’s not something to be proud of,” said Guam Governor Leon Guerrero during a press conference.
VIRUS CLAIMS TWO MORE LIVES, GUAM’S 17TH AND 18TH COVID DEATHS
Two more people died of COVID-19 Monday morning, including a 31-year-old woman, who is the youngest person on the island to be killed by the virus.
TERRIFYING MOMENT PLANE ENGINE BURSTS INTO FLAMES MIDAIR
Terrifying moment when a plane engine burst into flames midair before the Guam-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Hawaii.
US AGENTS SEIZE $27MILLION IN CASH BOUND FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS
Federal authorities announced Tuesday that they seized $27million in undeclared cash aboard a ship bound for the US Virgin Islands, the largest such seizure ever in the region.
4.9 QUAKE IN NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Date and Time: Wed, 2 Sep 02:45:40 UTC
Hypocenter depth: 560.0 km
Magnitude (Richter scale): 4.9