CNMI Public School System (PSS) to conduct Tsunami Drill on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The CNMI Public School System (PSS) in collaboration with the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM), the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DFEMS) will be conducting a tsunami preparedness exercise drill on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 09:00am for three public schools simultaneously – Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School, Admiral Herbert G. Hopwood Middle School, and Francisco M. Sablan Middle School.

The students and faculty of GTC will be making their way from the school across Chalan Pale Arnold Rd. and up along San Roque Dr. to their Assembly Area – San Roque Parish Church area.

The students and faculty of Hopwood Middle School will be making their way from the school across Beach Rd. and up along As Perdido Rd. to their Assembly Area – CNMI DLNR Division of Parks & Recreation Office area.

The students and faculty of FMS Middle School will be making their way from the school along the southbound lane of Beach Rd. up to their Assembly Area – NMIFA Soccer Training Facility area.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution as the students, faculty, and first responders conduct this School Tsunami Drill, and residents are also advised to please secure any loose pets for student and faculty safety. PSS, HSEM, DPS, & DFEMS would like to thank the community in advance for their patience as we work to prioritize student safety and emergency preparedness in the Marianas.

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CNMI Office of the Governor

Office of the Governor Response to Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed Against the House Judiciary & Government Operations Committee

Yesterday, the Superior Court held that the Office of the Governor could not proceed with its case against the House Judiciary and Government Operations Committee. Although the Administration respects the decision of the Judge, we believe the decision is erroneous by ignoring and misinterpreting law and precedent. For example, in its rush to follow federal precedent, it skipped right over the plain text of the Commonwealth Constitution. Then it overlooked some of the most important protections found even in the federal cases — such as the rule that the legislature may subpoena the executive only when the information it needs is not reasonably available anywhere else. The decision will be appealed. It will be for the Supreme Court to ultimately decide the merits of this civil case.

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