US Territories’ May 16-22, 2022 news week in tweets
Puerto Rico Status Act announced by members of Congress
Several leaders of Congress announced on May 19 the Puerto Rico Status Act that will aim to decolonize the US territory.
US Virgin Islands Governor announces reelection bid
Governor Bryan announced his bid to run for reelection, facing a challenge with Senator Kurt Vialet in the running.
American Samoa lessens COVID-19 dining restrictions
More restaurants are now allowed to open for dine-in and some event venues have been approved.
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Governor acquitted from impeachment trial
Governor Ralph DLG Torres (R) was acquitted in his impeachment trial before the Republican-controlled Senate of the Northern Mariana Islands; the trial had no prosecutor from the Democratic-controlled House present to challenge the Governor’s case.
Disastrous beaches in Guam
Eight of Guam’s beaches were found to be extremely polluted and were significantly below the standards of Guam.