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A New NMC is Coming

Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lieutenant Governor David M. Apatang, along with several members of the Northern Marianas College (NMC) PROA community, legislative body members, local business representatives, and members of the public gathered at NMC for the historic Student Center Groundbreaking Ceremony. 

Oath of Office: Juan Pua A. Pua to serve as DFEMS Commissioner, Calvo to Serve on the Commonwealth Economic Development Authority Board, Hofschneider to serve on the e Public Lands Advisory Board

Congratulations to Juan A. Pua, who was recently sworn in to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Ms. Dana Calvo and Mr. Henry Hofschneider have also been sworn in to serve on the Commonwealth Economic Development Authority Board and the Public Lands Advisory Board, respectively.

Celebrating Art and Culture

Over the weekend, residents and visitors alike celebrated the 42nd Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival, which featured vibrant and impressive artwork of local and visiting artists as well as traditional performances representing the rich diversity of cultures in the CNMI.

Child Care Providers Attend the Health and Safety Training on Building and Physical Premises Safety

On July 22, 2023, four (4) ongoing and four (4) new teachers attended a two-hour health and safety training on Building and Physical Premises Safety including identification and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water and vehicular traffic. This remote training was facilitated by Evergreen Learning Quality Care Specialist, Maricar Peña.   

FEMA Expands Typhoon Mawar Relief Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently approved the CNMI’s  requests for additional Typhoon Mawar relief and funding assistance for permanent work for Saipan, Rota, and Tinian. In addition to emergency protective measures, the additional categories of assistance now include permanent work activities that include restoration of roads, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, utilities, parks, and other facilities. 

FY2024 SSBG Consolidated Block Grant Intended Use Plan

This is to inform the general public that the Division of Youth Services under the auspices of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be conducting its Public Hearings on the 2024 Social Services Consolidated Block Intended Use Plan (SSBG IUP) on the following:

Northern Marianas International School Empowers Child Development with “Mind in the Making” Training Modules

As part of its efforts to foster child development in the CNMI, Northern Marianas International School (NMIS) recently facilitated a workshop to cover the “Mind in the Making” Training Modules. These modules, developed to enhance crucial cognitive abilities in children, cover the Seven Essential Life Skills: Focus and Self Control, Perspective Taking, Communicating, Making Connections, Critical Thinking, Taking on Challenges, and Self-Directed and Engaged Learning.

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