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US Territories’ November 28-December 4, 2022 news week in tweets

by | Dec 5, 2022 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

Fish Resources in the Northern Mariana Islands can benefit from new funds

With the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands receiving $889,984 from the United States Department of Commerce Pacific Islands Regional Office, plans are underway to protect regional fish resources. 

A $105 million settlement is agreed upon between Jeffrey Epstein’s estate and the US Virgin Islands

Two co-defendants and ten entities created by Epstein were ordered to pay $105 to the US Virgin Islands government as part of a settlement with Epstein’s estate.

American Samoa lifts COVID-19 Emergency Declaration 

Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga lifts the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration but suggests in a release that “‘while the virus is still circulating at a very low level, our Territory is still not in the clear. Vaccines, boosters, testing, treatments and other mitigation measures remain available for the continued safety and well-being of the Territory.’”

Senator-elect Fisher to work to eradicate government corruption

Thomas Fisher, a Senator-elect in the 37th Guam Legislature, tells the Guam Daily Post that he is eager to enter office and begin cutting unnecessary expenses and government corruption.

The LUMA power contract in Puerto Rico is extended despite outages

Though LUMA caused many protests and objections from the residents of Puerto Rico, their power contract is extended with the region. This comes after many residents are still without power.

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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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