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US Territories’ August 15-21, 2022 news week in tweets

by | Aug 22, 2022 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

Puerto Rico experiences a local outbreak of the monkeypox virus

Puerto Rico becomes the first US territory to experience an outbreak of the monkeypox virus. Puerto Rico is confident in its response against the outbreak and has efficient surveillance to battle the outbreak. 

American Samoa Delegate flies to Taiwan 

After Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, a group of 5 other US Congressmen traveled to Taiwan to speak with President Tsai Ing-wen. One of these five from the delegation was American Samoa Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R).

Refinery in US Virgin Islands experiences small fire

A fire crew was sent to the St. Croix refinery in the US Virgin Islands to extinguish a pile of burning petroleum coke. 

Atkins Kroll invests $18 million in building a new headquarters in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Atkins Kroll hopes to aid in the expansion of the Marianas by investing in new corporate buildings in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

The US military begins plans to upgrade Guam’s missile defenses

US Navy Vice Admiral Jon Hill spoke on the progress towards upgrading Guam’s air and missile defense systems, and he mentioned that the plans are starting to come into place. However, there are still many obstacles that the US military will have to go through to make this upgrade work. 



Noah Killeen

Noah Killeen

Noah Killeen is a junior at Estrella Foothills High School that has a passion for American politics and domestic affairs. Along with being an intern at Pasquines, he is largely involved in FBLA where he serves on the state and national levels. Attending school in Arizona, he founded a political debate club at his high school, and also founded and is the president of a nonprofit organization called Future Political Leaders. Outside of the many professional positions he has, he also has a passion for athletics as he is on his school’s varsity cross country and tennis team. Noah is a former Social Media Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.


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