US Territories’ October 18-24, 2021 news week in tweets
How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in the United States
73% of Puerto Ricans are vaccinated. This high statistic is attributed to widespread Walgreens pharmacies and a lack of politicization around the vaccine.
Students and parents in Guam push for real-world skills to be taught
Students and parents spoke to the Guam Department of Education, requesting students be taught real-world skills such as resume-building and financial literacy.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the US Virgin Islands has received the Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award
On October 20, Rep. Plaskett was honored with the award for “her tireless work saving democracy.”
Lieutenant Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang have announced their candidacies for governor and Lt. Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
On October 21, Lt. Governor Palacios and Mayor Apatang announced their candidacies, running with the intent to rebuild trust in the government.
Hurricane Season for American Samoa begins November 1
Hurricane season in American Samoa takes place between November 1 through April 30. October 17-24 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Citizens are encouraged to get ready for stormy weather.