US Territories’ March 8-14, 2020 news week in tweets
Delegate Stacey Plaskett demands that the US territories be given the full rights of citizenship
The US Virgin Islands delegate states that the US territories are currently being treated as second-class citizens. Plaskett also states that a lack of voting rights in the territories is un-American.
UK woman disappears from catamaran marooned off US Virgin Islands
Sarm Heslop, 41, was last seen on the evening of March 7. She was noticed missing by her boyfriend early the next morning. All of her belongings were left on board.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene refers to Guam as a foreign country that doesn’t deserve aid
At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference 202, Greene stated “We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America, not for what? China, Russia, Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever.”
“The defense of Guam” is one of the priorities this year for the US military’s Indo-Pacific Command
Admiral Phil Davidson said China is a threat to Guam now – as shown by Chinese submarines “circumnavigating” Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands in recent years. On March 10, Davidson advocated for the need to defend Gaum in front of the US senate.
Coral reef conservation efforts are taking place in American Samoa
Several studies show that pollution must be combated to preserve coral reefs.
Four additional positive cases of COVID-19 have recently appeared in the Northern Mariana Islands
This brings the total of recent COVID cases up to eight. The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation reminds the commonwealth to take precautions and seek vaccination.
Both political parties should embrace the right of Puerto Ricans to decide their own future
A recent opinion article, written by Tom Perriello and Karina Claudio Betancourt, calls for bipartisan legislation to allow self-determination for Puerto Rico.