US Territories’ May 23-29, 2022 news week in tweets
New bill on Puerto Rico’s territorial status is in the works
The bill proposes that Puerto Rico’s residents will be able to vote on their islands’ political status.
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands declares June 4 as “Aliyah Boston Day”
Aliyah Boston, an American college basketball player that grew up in the US Virgin Islands, has become a notable figure in St. Thomas. Therefore, there was no hesitation when the citizens wanted to consider June 4 as “Aliyah Boston Day.”
American Samoa battles COVID-19
American Samoa is experiencing a public health crisis as the Omicron variant spreads rapidly throughout the island. With the US territory being one of the last places to be hit with COVID-19, they are now experiencing the harsh virus that the rest of the world has gone through since 2020.
Guam experiences a surge in “pro-choice” protests
Residents of Guam are frustrated that they will have to travel long distances to have an abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned and local anti-abortion laws come into effect.
Organization in Northern Mariana Islands receives $50k in funding from the Biden administration
A nonprofit organization based in the Northern Mariana Islands, 500 Sails, receives federal funds to reopen its educational programs.