Tag: American Samoa

Citizenship Question Won’t Be On 2020 Census In U.S. Territories

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Asked why the change was made, the Census Bureau said in a written […]

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE: Virgin Islands’ Debt Is Higher Than Any Other American Territory

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — U.S. territories, like states, borrow through financial markets. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed the territories’ fiscal year 2005-2015 public debt. Puerto Rico‘s debt grew to 66 percent of GDP and the territory is now in default. Its financial future is unclear until debt restructuring is complete. Guam‘s debt increased to […]