US Territories’ September 13-19, 2021 news week in tweets
Puerto Rico still dealing with impacts from Hurricane Maria
Four years ago, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Despite the passage of time, damage and destruction still remains.
Number of Guam residents receiving food assistance at all time low
Households in Guam receiving food assistance through SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) have dropped by 10%, the lowest in a decade.
Sea Turtle nesting season beings in the US Virgin Islands
Volunteers will monitor turtle nests in the USVI, ensuring that the endangered creatures are kept safe from harassment, which could incur a $1,000-$5,000 fine.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph Torres accused of misusing public funds
Governor Torres (R) allegedly used public money and government resources for personal use, according to testimony given by Lieutenant Governor Arnold Palacios (R).
American Samoa experiences first case of COVID-19
American Samoa, previously one of the last places without a single case of COVID, has reported its first case, brought in by a visitor from Hawai’i.