US Territories’ September 27-October 3, 2021 news week in tweets
226,745 Puerto Rican residents without power
A sudden power failure left many in Puerto Rico with electricity.
Army Reserve nurses arrive at hospital in Guam
High rates of COVID-19 have led to 15 Army Reserve nurses temporarily joining the staff at Guam Memorial Hospital.
Congress forgives $300 Million in Disaster Loans to the US Virgin Islands
On September 30, the US Congress forgave $300 Million in Disaster Loans to the US Virgin Islands, following the 2017 hurricanes. This reduced the islands’ debt by 10%.
Retired Chief Justice Jose S. Dela Cruz announces the publication of his second book about the Northern Mariana Islands
Former Chief Justice Jose S. Dela Cruz of the Northern Mariana Islands announces the publication of his book “The Fundamental Issues Affecting the Northern Mariana Islands.” It will recount the lives of citizens of the CNMI during the past decade.
American Samoa receives $1.75 Million In Health Grants
American Samoa received two grants combining for about $1.75 million from the US Department of Health and Human Services, and from the American Samoa Department of Health for separate health projects.