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<Strong>Strengthening Japan and CNMI Partnership</Strong>

CNMI Governor Arnold Palacios last week met with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who had invited Palacios to be part of the City Leaders Program held in conjunction with the Sustainable High City Tech Tokyo 2024 Summit.

<Strong>Celebrating National Library Workers Day & National Library Week</Strong>

Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang recently proclaimed April 2024 as National Library Workers Day and designated the entire week as National Library Week, with a special focus on April 22nd as National Library Outreach Day, recognizing the invaluable contributions of library workers and the importance of library outreach efforts in our communities.

<Strong>Raising Awareness: April Designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month</Strong>

Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang recently proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the proclamation, they were joined by  the Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and various representatives of local advocacy groups, who highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault and the importance of supporting survivors in the CNMI.

<Strong>Advocating for Oral Cancer Awareness</Strong>

Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang have proclaimed April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. During the proclamation, he was joined by representatives of the Commonwealth Cancer Association, who highlighted the importance of maintaining healthy oral hygiene as oral cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the CNMI.

<Strong>Committing to a Future of Renewable Energy</Strong>

The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has taken a historic step toward moving toward a cleaner, greener future. Governor Arnold Palacios earlier this week signed the Blue Planet Climate Agreement, a document declaring the CNMI’s  intention to commit itself on the path to a 100% renewable-energy future.

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.

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