US Territories’ February 22-28, 2020 news week in tweets
180 stranded residents from around the world to leave American Samoa on March 10
American Samoa sealed itself off from the world due to COVID-19. Residents from outside of Samoa to depart through Hawaii on March 10.
The US Virgin Islands celebrates the 30th Annual FolkLife Festival
The festival celebrates the unique culture of the US Virgin Islands. Attendance will be capped this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with Representative Nydia Velazquez and Senator Chuck Schumer ask FEMA to require Puerto Rico’s utility to use their relief funds on renewable energy
A sustainable grid “can lessen their economic woes & climate change vulnerability.” It would also create thousands of jobs.
Asylum seekers in Guam begin hunger strike
Four individuals fleeing Russia have sought safety in Guam, but have been barred from entering the greater United States. To bring attention to their situation, these individuals have camped out in front of the Governor’s Complex and began a hunger strike.
Close to 10,000 people in The Northern Mariana Islands have been vaccinated
https://twitter.com/MVNews670/status/1365028820064034818Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. spokesman Lee Tenorio reports that 9,978 residents in NMI have been vaccinated, with 7,094 of those residents having received both doses of the vaccine.