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Finance to release more than $5 million in child tax refunds

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios announced on Wednesday that the Department of Finance is set to release its first distribution of 3,039 tax refund checks for the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) amounting to $5.54 million.

Remarks by Governor Torres to Legislature regarding House Joint Resolution 21-08

The spirit behind House Joint Resolution 21-008 is indeed noble in its intents. It is my understanding from the discussions that took place during the House Standing Committee on Federal & Foreign Affairs meetings that such measure evolved with the intent to initiate dialogue about military activities in the Commonwealth between my Administration and the Legislature. I write to you in effort to share with the members of the Legislature that I share in this interest and have been proactive in pursuing the espoused goals of HJR 21-008 for nearly the entire duration of my time in the Executive Branch. Truly it is one of the most critical responsibilities I have taken.

DYS awarded $1.3 million for child welfare and community services

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios announced on Tuesday that the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs (DCCA) Division of Youth Services (DYS) has received grant awards totaling $1,309,699 for child welfare and community services through the following:

One individual confirmed for COVID-19 through contact tracing

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) announced on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, that one (1) individual has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, bringing the CNMI’s case count to 54.

Three individuals confirmed for COVID-19 upon arrival

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) announced on Monday, August 17, 2020, that three (3) individuals have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, bringing CNMI’s current case count to 53 since March 28, 2020.

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Third Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Site Discovered on Rota

On Saturday, September 12, 2020 the Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) received a critical tip regarding possible infestation of the coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) in the Gagani and Talakhaya areas of Rota.

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