US Territories’ June 28-July 4, 2020 news week in tweets
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes shutting down Puerto Rican coal power plant
Ocasio-Cortez suggests that a coal plant in Puerto Rico be shut down. The plant provides Puerto Rico with 20% of its electricity.
Taiwanese people travel to Guam to receive vaccinations
Lion Travel, a tour operator in Taiwan, has sold hundreds of “vacation and vaccination” packages to the people of Taiwan.
The US Virgin Islands celebrates emancipation day
On July 3, The USVI celebrated the anniversary of a rebellion that freed enslaved peoples on the island.
Academy in the Northern Mariana Islands celebrates largest graduating class to date
Da’ok Academy is a high school in the Northern Mariana Islands that supports at-risk students. This year, the academy celebrated the graduation of 29 students.
American Samoa is currently creating a community development plan to perpetuate “Fa’a Samoa”.
Fa’a Samoa is the traditional way of Samoan life, emphasizing family and community ties. The community development program seeks to perpetuate Fa’a Samoa, by recruiting native Samoans to participate in traditional fishing methods.