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Proclamation – Marianas Tourism Month – May 2022

WHEREAS, Tourism is the primary economic driver for The Marianas, comprising about three-fourths of the entire economy.  Due to the pandemic, in FY 2021, only about 5,000 total visitors came to The Marianas.  So far, this fiscal year, approximately 18,000 visitors have come to our shores as tourism begins to slowly recover under the Tourism Investment Resumption Plan – or TRIP – led by the Marianas Visitors Authority in cooperation with public and private partners.

Proclamation – CNMI Correctional Officers and Employees Week – May 1-7, 2022

WHEREAS, the duties of Correctional Officers and Employees have become increasingly complex, very demanding, and challenging, and often do not receive the recognition they deserve, it is appropriate that we honor the contributions and accomplishments made by these men and women of the Department of Corrections; and

Child Care Providers Participate in Technology Training

On April 9, 2022, CNMI childcare providers under the CNMI Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) attended a workshop entitled “Technology 101,” conducted by Ms. Paulette Failauga of Evergreen Learning, located in Chalan Kanoa, Saipan. 

IRP and FEMA Interagency Recovery Coordination to conduct Public Assistance Training

The CNMI Office of the Governor Infrastructure and Recovery Program (IRP), and the FEMA Interagency Recovery Coordination (IRC), under the FEMA Joint Recovery Office, will be holding their third training under their Joint Training Initiative to increase local capacity.  This training will cover Public Assistance in coordination with the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) and both the local and FEMA Public Assistance Offices.

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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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