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US Territories’ September 26-October 2, 2022 news week in tweets

by | Oct 3, 2022 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

Guam experiences the first case of monkeypox

A traveler, who was advised to not travel to Guam amid his infection with monkeypox, reached the Guam shorelines and caused the territory to have its first case of the disease. The public health department does not believe monkeypox will be a big risk like COVID-19.

US government announces $9.9 million in funds to aid territories

The Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs provided $9.9 million in Energizing Insular Community grants for Guam, the US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

American Samoa announce entry limits for international travelers 

American Samoa announced on September 28 more restrictions on travel amid the pandemic, limiting entry for international visitors to work-related travel or other approved reasons. 

Hurricane Fiona devastates Puerto Rico’s power supply

As of September 30, approximately 233,000 residents of Puerto Rico were without power after Hurricane Fiona. 

ACTO Electric set to pay $31 million after investigation finds fraud

ACTO Electric, an owner of LUMA Energy Puerto Rico, is forced to pay a $31 million penalty after an investigation found the company attempting to allow Alberta consumers to handle the cost of an overpayment. 

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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 Social Media Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.

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