US Territories’ June 14-20, 2021 news week in tweets
Students from University of Puerto Rico win NASA contest
A team of students from the University of Puerto Rico have won a NASA contest, showcasing how they would overcome real-world aerospace challenges.
Guam may experience potential cyclone
A tropical disturbance near Guam has the potential to become a cyclone.
St. John and St. Thomas go more than 12 hours without power
Two cities in the US Virgin Islands lost power on June 17, due to an electrical fault. The blackout lasted approximately 12 hours. Such outages are not uncommon, and typically range from a few minutes to multiple hours.
The Northern Mariana Islands seek to create paths to allow tourist to view coral, with minimal environmental impact
Divers visiting the Northern Mariana Islands will be restricted to certain paths, in order to ensure the preservation of local coral species.
US court rules that American Samoans are not born into US citizenship
On June 15, the 10th US Circuit Court ruled that American Samoans are not born as US citizens. The panel ruled that Congress, not the courts, should decide whether or not to grant citizenship.