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US Territories’ October 31-November 6, 2022 news week in tweets

by | Nov 7, 2022 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

US Virgin Islands sets up bounty program for invasive species

A new invasive species program in the United States Virgin Islands allows members certified by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to hunt invasive wildlife in exchange for a reward when turned in. 

American Samoa’s TALOFAPass is repurposed and new travel restrictions are set to launch

American Samoa’s largest travel portal, TALOFAPass, will no longer be used for pre-approved entry into the territory. Instead, users of TALOFAPass will upload the required health forms into the platform. In addition, the government has also rescinded its mandate that travelers be fully vaccinated. 

Howard Willens, respected for his help in establishing the CNMI, will be honored for his service

Senator Guerrero will introduce a resolution to honor Howard Willens for his contribution towards establishing the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He served as legal advisor for the Marianas Political Status Commission during negotiations for the establishment of the CNMI in union with the US.

Navy expands its military presence on Guam amid threats from China

The US Navy envisions an expanded submarine presence in Guam to ensure a robust military capacity in the Western Pacific. Efforts to expand the Navy’s training and maintenance capabilities are expected in the territory within the next five to ten years. 

A virtual power plant is being built by Sunrun in Puerto Rico

Sunrun is developing a virtual electric power plant in Puerto Rico by outfitting 7,000 homes across the territory with solar panels. These efforts aim to aid residents without access to battery-powered solar energy systems.



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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