US Territories’ February 8-14, 2021 news week in tweets
Tsunami watch issued for American Samoa
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has been reported about 250 miles east of New Caledonia.
Puerto Rican Governor Pierluisi interviewed on HBO on statehood
The governor says he supports statehood for both DC and Puerto Rico. Desires 51st star to be added to the flag soon.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett now able to participate in Trump impeachment
Plaskett was formerly unable to vote to impeach Donald Trump as a member of Congress because she represents the Virgin Islands. Now, as a House impeachment manager, she is able to make a case against him in his Senate trial.
Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua of Guam fights for access to abortion
Dr. Bevacqua, an indigenous Chamorro man says: “I see helping ensure that Chamoru and other women today on Guam are empowered to make decisions about their bodies, their futures as part of our process of decolonization.”
PI David Combosch awarded a University Of Guam Sea Grant
The Principal Investigator of University of Guam Marine Lab has received the grant to “examine how connected and resilient to elevated temperatures corals from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are.”