The Northern Mariana Islands relies on government funding as financial crisis intensifies
With overspending and the economic effects of the pandemic, the Northern Mariana Islands is reliant on federal government spending—which has been very generous. The territory has a total budget of $103 million and a deficit of $11 million.
Assistant Secretary Cantor announces bipartisan infrastructure law investments for American Samoa
While on a visit to American Samoa, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor announces nearly $390,000 in infrastructure law investments.
Nearly $20 million was added to the Guam Memorial Hospital as OB-GYN crisis remains
With poor conditions in the maternity ward and an OB-GYN shortage at the Guam Memorial Hospital, lawmakers added nearly $20 million to the hospital’s budget. One doctor, however, suggests that the efforts won’t make a difference.
Jeffrey Epstein’s estates in the US Virgin Islands are up for sale
Epstein’s two private locations off the coast of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands are up for sale for $125 million. He first purchased the locations for about $8 million in 1998.
Protests continue in Puerto Rico against the government’s deal with Luma energy
Protestors continue to display their disapproval of Puerto Rico’s contract with LUMA Energy after power outages leave residents frustrated and in economic danger. The protestors carried televisions, fans, and other appliances that have been damaged.