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Division of Energy announces 2022 Tinian Energy Educational Awareness and Community Outreach Program Campaign Drive-Thru Distribution Event

The Department of Public Works, Energy Division Office along with the Office of the Governor, Office of Grants Management (OGM), will be hosting its “2022 Tinian Energy Educational Awareness and Community Outreach Program Campaign Drive-Thru Distribution Event.” With the continuing rise in the utility rate, the Division of Energy, along with the Office of Grants Management, will be promoting energy conservation to encourage implementation of energy measures to help reduce energy use and save money by distributingPortable Gas Stove and Butane Gas Canister to residential households.     

Governor to remit 25 percent retiree pension for first quarter of FY23

In anticipation of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2023, the Administration has renewed its pledge and promise to NMI Retirees by committing public taxpayer funds to cover the first quarter of FY2023 to pay for their additional 25% pension benefits, which is on top of the 75% mandated pension under the U.S. District Court stipulated and approved settlement agreement. 

Governor Torres meets with federal transportation officials to discuss CNMI transportation needs and concerns

On Monday, August 8, 2022, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, along with representatives and heads of the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority (COTA), Commonwealth Ports Authority, Department of Public Works, Department of Finance, Marianas Visitors Authority, and Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, met with top officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss the CNMI’s needs and concerns with regard to transportation services. 

PROCLAMATION – CNMI Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week – August 8-12, 2022

WHEREAS, the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve are on the frontlines of securing our nation’s security and safety.  For decades they have borne the burden of the war, continuing legacy critical element of the war against terror.  These courageous men and women respond in times of disaster and lend their generosity to humanitarian efforts throughout the world; and

Energy Awareness Outreach on Rota a Success

The Department of Public Works, Division of Energy, in collaboration with the CNMI Office of the Governor, Office of Grants Management & State Clearinghouse (OGM-SC), held its 2022 Rota Energy Educational Awareness and Community Outreach Program Campaign Drive-Thru Distribution Event last weekend on July 23 and July 24, 2022. 

36 kW Solar Photovoltaic System for Rota Aquaponics Underway

On July 22, 2022, the Office of the Mayor for the Municipality of Rota held a groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of the Rota Aquaponics Solar Photovoltaic System at the Rota Aquaponic Education and Training Facility in Sinapalo, Rota.

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Child Care Programs attend Family Engagement: Gathering and Sharing Child Assessment Data Training

A successful three-hour remote training on Family Engagement Module 2: Gathering and Sharing Child Assessment Data was conducted on September 10, 2022 to ten different child care programs and directors in Saipan, CNMI. The training was facilitated by Russelle Mae Ignacio, Evergreen Learning Coach together with Grace Mallari, Evergreen Learning Training and Development Specialist. 

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