New Board Members for Cannabis Commission and NMTI

Congratulations to Mr. Jose B. Palacios on being sworn into the CNMI Cannabis Commission (CCC) board of directors! Governor Palacios and Lt. Governor Apatang both trust that Mr. Palacios will continue to positively impact the CCC. 

Saipan Welcomes the MSC Belissima

CNMI Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang recently greeted Captain Francesco Saverio Veniero of the MSC Belissima, a Meraviglia-class cruise ship from the renowned Swiss global cruise line, MSC Cruises. The ship made a port visit to Saipan on Thursday morning, allowing its passengers, totaling up to 5,686 guests, to disembark and partake in various tour activities on the island.

Remembering a Dedicated Public Servant

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of a true pioneer and Marianas daughter, Felicidad “Daling” Ogumoro, who dedicated her life to public service and whose positive, indelible impact in the CNMI continues to resonate today. 

DCCA Announces Postponement of NAP Benefit Adjustment

The CNMI Department of Community and Cultural Affairs (DCCA) – Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) announced that it was postponing a benefit-level reduction that was earlier publicized and which would have been implemented on January 1, 2024. 

Man Amko’ Carolers Visit the Office of the Governor & Lt. Governor

Carolers from the Saipan Man Amko’ Center recently visited the Office of the Governor, where they sang Christmas carols to spread joy and holiday spirit. Audience members included Governor Arnold I. Palacios, DLNR Secretary Sylvan Igisomar, OMB Special Assistant Virginia Villagomez, and staff members from the Office of the Governor & Lt. Governor, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office of Management and Budget. The carolers were accompanied by Walter Manglona, Director for the Office of Aging.

5th Graders from WSR Sing Carols for Governor and Lt. Governor

The Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor recently welcomed a group of young, bright students of William S. Reyes Elementary School’s 5th-grade class, who were on a field trip to spread the joy of the holiday season by singing Christmas carols for the Governor, Lt. Governor and the staff at the Juan Atalig Memorial Building in Capitol Hill.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Governor Palacios and Lt. Governor Apatang, along with the CNMI Department of Public Safety, proclaimed December 2023 as “CNMI DRUNK, DRUGGED, DROWSY and DISTRACTED (4D) DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH” in order to promote DPS’s CNMI 4D Driving Prevention Campaign, which seeks to fight the problem of dangerous and distracted driving by reminding the public of its hazardous consequences.

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