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Governor Palacios Accompanies Associate Director Sierra-Zorita, Deputy Assistant Secretary Nakoa, and Director of OIA Brewer to Kalabera Cave

Governor Arnold I. Palacios accompanied White House Intergovernmental Affairs Associate Director for Puerto Rico and Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and newly appointed Director of Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of the US Department of Interior John D. Brewer on a site visit to the Kalabera Cave, a project funded by the OIA as part of the CNMI’s capital improvement project for Economic Development.

Governor Palacios Welcomes Associate Director Sierra-Zorita, Deputy Assistant Secretary Nakoa, and Director of OIA Brewer to the CNMI

Governor Arnold I. Palacios welcomed White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) Associate Director for Puerto Rico and Territories Ms. Gretchen Sierra-Zorita to the CNMI and discussed a number of ways that her office can help advance some of the Commonwealth’s pressing needs through her and her newly established office’s advocacy at various federal agencies.

Office of Veterans Affairs To Hold Memorial Week Proclamation and Memorial Day Ceremony

The CNMI Office of Veterans Affairs under the CNMI Office of the Governor would like to invite all Military members, family, and the general public for the signing of the Memorial Week Proclamation on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Governor’s Conference Room, first floor, and the Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 29, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Cemetery in Marpi. 

First Batch of Tax Refunds Out This Week

Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang have announced, through the CNMI Department of Finance – Division of Revenue and Taxation, that the first batch of refunds for the tax year 2022 will be disbursed beginning this Friday. 

Governor Palacios, Law Enforcement Department Heads and Officers Observe Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

Governor Arnold I. Palacios alongside Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Clement R. Bermudes, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DFEMS) Acting Commissioner Juan A. Pua, Department of Corrections (DOC) Commissioner Anthony C. Torres, CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Special Assistant Franklin R. Babauta, Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA) Ports Police Chief Juan T. Dela Cruz, gathered at the Department of Public Safety’s Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument in Susupe.

Governor Palacios Receives Courtesy Visit from JARRWC

In an ongoing effort to recover and repatriate Japanese war remains in the Commonwealth, Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Honorary Governor Ana Nakatsukasa earlier today received a courtesy visit from the Japanese Association for Recovery & Repatriation of War Casualties (JARRWC) during their third trip to the CNMI.  

Office of the Governor Takes Part in Man Åmku’ Takeover Day

As part of Older Americans Month activities, the Office of the Governor congratulated and welcomed Honorary Governor Ana Nakatsukasa and Honorary Lt. Governor Genia Draper to the Governor’s Office as part of Man Åmku’ Takeover Day.

Office of the Governor, First Lady Wella S. Palacios, and CNMI Women’s Affairs Office Present Gift Baskets for Mother’s Day

In anticipation of Mother’s Day and the spirit of bringing joy and awareness of the positive impact mothers have in our lives, the CNMI Office of the Governor, First Lady Wella S. Palacios, and the CNMI Office of Women’s Affairs presented gift baskets to Karidat Social Services, Department of Corrections, and the Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (SAAR) HOPE Recovery Center.

These gift baskets will be distributed to the mothers utilizing the services of those respective departments and organizations. 

Office of CNMI Governor and Lt. Governor
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