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FY2024 SSBG Consolidated Block Grant Intended Use Plan

This is to inform the general public that the Division of Youth Services under the auspices of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be conducting its Public Hearings on the 2024 Social Services Consolidated Block Intended Use Plan (SSBG IUP) on the following:

USAF Secretary Frank Kendall Visits CNMI

In his first visit to the CNMI, United States Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall Secretary visited Saipan and Tinian. On Saipan, Secretary Kendall was greeted by Governor Arnold Palacios and Lt. Governor David Apatang. They were joined by Commonwealth Ports Authority Board Chairperson Joe Ayuyu and CPA Executive Director Leo B. Tudela. In their discussion, the Governor and Secretary talked about Air Force activities in the CNMI, including the divert airfield on Tinian, among other Air Force initiatives in the CNMI.

CNMI Leaders Work Collaboratively and Proactively to Address Fiscal Challenges

With a sense of shared responsibility and a commitment to transparency, Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David Apatang today released a joint statement with the presiding officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, led by Senate President Edith Deleon Guerrero and Speaker Edmund Villagomez, respectively, addressing the urgent fiscal challenges facing the CNMI.

Strengthening Regional Tourism Industry Partnerships and Collaborations

Governor Arnold Palacios, together with Lt. Governor David Apatang, today welcomed the officers and members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) โ€“ Micronesia Chapter, who are meeting on Saipan this week for the first Tri-Annual Meeting (2024). The meeting is organized by Marianas Visitors Authority.

Red Cross Celebrates Humanitarianism

Recently, Governor Arnold I. Palacios proclaimed March 2024, as Red Cross Month to honor and celebrate the humanitarian efforts of those who lead with their hearts to serve people in need. The governor also expressed his appreciation to the Red Cross: NMI chapter for their vital and continuous contributions to helping our community members in need.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Governor Arnold I. Palacios recently proclaimed March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. During the proclamation, he was joined by representatives of the CNMI Cancer Association, who highlighted the importance of colorectal health. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths for Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Governor Palacios encourages everyone to take proactive steps, such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting regular screenings, and being vigilant in self-assessing for any unusual symptoms. He also reminded residents to prioritize their health and well-being by staying informed and proactive.

Rabauliman, Castro, and George Take Oaths of Office

Congratulations to Mr. Francisco M. Rabauliman on being sworn in as the Secretary for the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs (DCCA), and congratulations also to Mr. Gregorio Castro and Dr. Glenda S. George, who were sworn in as members of Board of Professional Licensing and the Board of Healthcare Professions Licensing respectively.

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ย Last Friday, CNMI Governor Arnold I. Palacios proclaimed the month of March as CNMI Womenโ€™s Month and March 8, 2024 as International Womenโ€™s Day in the CNMI. The women of the CNMI have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of the Northern Mariana Islands in countless recorded and unrecorded ways, and have played a unique role throughout the history of the CNMI.

CNMI as America’s Asian Border

Last week, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington, DC-based nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy, hosted a panel discussion entitled โ€œStrengthening Americaโ€™s Asian Border: A Discussion with Northern Marianas Governor Arnold Palacios.โ€

MPLT Swears in New Members

Congratulations to Dr. Rita Sablan and Mr. Alvaro Santos on being sworn in as new board members of the Marianas Public Land Trust. Dr. Sablan and Mr. Santos both represent the 3rd senatorial district – Saipan.

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