US Territories’ July 19-25, 2020 news week in tweets
Puerto Rican demonstrators tear down illegal fence
Demonstrators in Rincón tear down an illegal fence that surrounds condominiums on a public beach.
Guam celebrates Liberation Day
Survivors, military leaders, dignitaries, and Governor Leon Guerrero (D) gathered at the World War II memorial to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Guam’s liberation from Japanese occupation.
Parents of the missing Sarm Heslop continue to demand answers
Five months after disappearing off the coast of the US Virgin Islands, Sarm Heslop has yet to be found. Heslop went missing while boating with her boyfriend.
Northern Mariana Islands awarded a grant to study and conserve green and hawksbill turtles
The Department of Lands & Natural Resources in the Northern Mariana Islands was given a Species Recovery Grant Program award to help protect local turtles.
Team American Samoa heads to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Flag Bearers include Tilali Scanlan and Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut. The team will be competing in Athletics, Sailing, Swimming, and Weightlifting.