US Territories’ October 4-10, 2021 news week in tweets
A group of Puerto Ricans drop off damaged electronics in front of LUMA Energy offices
In June, LUMA Energy took over Puerto Rico’s energy distribution. Since then, the islands have experienced numerous blackouts, protested by citizens via the dumping of broken electronic goods.
The Leon Guerrero administration calls on the UN to investigate alleged human rights abuses
Lieutenant Governor Joshua Tenorio alleges that the heavy presence of the US military has been detrimental to the indigenous CHamoru people.
Tropical wave heading towards the US Virgin Islands
This wave will bring about rainy and windy conditions.
The House of Representatives of the Northern Mariana Islands condemns Japan’s wastewater plans
Japan plans to release 1.25 million tons of wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 2011, into the Pacific Ocean. This plan has been called into question by the House of Representatives of the CNMI.
American Samoa experiences first COVID-19 infection
American Samoa has experienced its first case of COVID, from a fully vaccinated traveler.