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Proclamation – Historic Preservation Month – May 2023

WHEREAS, the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is represented by a vast number of archaeological and historical sites, historic buildings, and landscapes that have been discovered and recorded through the CNMI, and;

Proclamation – National Safe Boating Week – May 20-26, 2023

WHEREAS, for over 100 million Americans, boating continues to be a popular recreational activity. From coast to coast, and everywhere in between, people are taking to the water and enjoying time together boating, sailing, paddling and fishing. During National Safe Boating Week, the U.S. Coast Guard and its federal, state, and local safe boating partners encourage all boaters to explore and enjoy America’s beautiful waters responsibly; and, 

Labor Employment provides latest job trends and data

The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) – Division of Employment Services (DES) is providing updates regarding job vacancy announcement (JVA) data trends. The division plans to issue ensuing reports on a quarterly and annual basis. 

DPL places moratorium on Tinian Agricultural Homestead Program

The Department of Public Lands (DPL) has announced that a moratorium on the issuance and/or acceptance of homestead applications under the Tinian Agricultural Homestead Program, effective today, April 27, 2023. There are currently over 422 pending agricultural applications received by DPL; however, because of the reduced availability of public lands, DPL will be assessing the availability of public lands for agricultural homestead purposes. This Notice allows DPL additional time to seek and explore suitable areas for agricultural activities for future accommodations.

Administration Announces One Start Permitting

As part of Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang’s priorities to make government processes more efficient, the administration today announced that the permitting process that involves minor land clearing has been enhanced to reduce turnaround time for applicants.

Governor Palacios Establishes Broadband Policy and Development Program

Governor Arnold I. Palacios recently signed Directive 2023-003, “Establishing the position of Special Assistant for Broadband Policy and Development within the Office of the Governor to head the operation and administration of a Broadband Policy and Development Program.” This program would be fully supported by Federal funds.

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