US Territories’ August 23-29, 2021 news week in tweets
Montana company contracted to repair Puerto Rico’s electrical grid wins PPE contract
Whitefish Energy, still dealing with the repercussions of a controversial contract in Puerto Rico, will now be supplying the federal government with personal protective equipment.
93 new COVID cases reported in Guam
93 cases have been reported across 785 specimens, bringing the total number of reported cases to 11,292.
The US Virgin Islands announces updates to COVID numbers and regulations
There are currently 269 cases in the USVI. A negative COVID test is still required to travel to the USVI, and masks are still required throughout the island. A vaccine passport is also required for travel.
Online gambling predicted to bring large profits to the Northern Mariana Islands
If House Bill 22-47 is approved, online gambling could bring in approximately $450 million in gross gaming revenue by 2025.
American Samoa to potentially redefine the status of all US territories
An American Samoa case regarding citizenship, may usher in statehood for the US territories.