US Territories’ September 20-26, 2021 news week in tweets

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Puerto Rico working to emerge from bankruptcy 

New economic plans seek to pull Puerto Rico out of debt.

Bill to remove cap on EPA fines in Guam

Bill 165 would remove the $125,000 cap on fines given out by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency.

Tropical storm forming near the US Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm Sam is approaching the USVI and may strike within a week.

The Northern Mariana Islands faces growing Chinese influence

Chinese tourism plays a large role in the economy of CNMI. Additionally, President Xi Jinping is seeking to use Pacific Island Countries and Territories for Chinese trade routes.

American Samoa receives grant from the US Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs

American Samoa has received the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, giving federal funding to help with defensive efforts, crime prevention, drug treatment, and other such programs.