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Child Care Providers participate in Procedures for Pre-registration and Professional Development Tracker Training

On April 30, 2022, 19 administrative personnel from the CNMI Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) certified childcare programs in Saipan participated in two sessions of a training entitled, “Updated Method and Procedure for Pre-registration and Professional Development (PD) Tracker.” The training was conducted by Evergreen Learning’s Program Support Specialist, Ms. Ma. Ceilene B. Matavia at the Evergreen Learning Training Center in Chalan Kanoa. Each session lasted two and half hours and provided participants time to apply and practice the new pre-registration format and PD tracker pivot table. 

CNMI Public School System (PSS) to conduct Tsunami Drill on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The CNMI Public School System (PSS) in collaboration with the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM), the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DFEMS) will be conducting a tsunami preparedness exercise drill on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 09:00am for three public schools simultaneously – Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School, Admiral Herbert G. Hopwood Middle School, and Francisco M. Sablan Middle School.

CNMI Homeland Security Special Assistant Dennis Mendiola meets with Guam counterparts to discuss modernization and partnership efforts

Today, the CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Special Assistant Dennis Mendiola led a delegation that met with Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) officials to discuss modernization initiatives in addition to exploring opportunities for enhanced partnership agreements between the CNMI and Guam. 

Childcare Providers Attend Administration of Medication Training

On April 23, 2022, childcare providers under the CNMI Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) attended a training on the Administration of Medication, consistent with standards for parental consent, conducted by Evergreen Learning Quality Care Specialist Maricar I. Deseo. This module meets the health and safety training requirement for CCDF childcare providers under the Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014. The training was held at Evergreen Learning’s training center in Chalan Kanoa. 

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Office of the Governor Response to Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed Against the House Judiciary & Government Operations Committee

Yesterday, the Superior Court held that the Office of the Governor could not proceed with its case against the House Judiciary and Government Operations Committee. Although the Administration respects the decision of the Judge, we believe the decision is erroneous by ignoring and misinterpreting law and precedent. For example, in its rush to follow federal precedent, it skipped right over the plain text of the Commonwealth Constitution. Then it overlooked some of the most important protections found even in the federal cases — such as the rule that the legislature may subpoena the executive only when the information it needs is not reasonably available anywhere else. The decision will be appealed. It will be for the Supreme Court to ultimately decide the merits of this civil case.

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