Law Enforcement Agencies Ink Agreement to Re-establish and Reorganize Joint Drug Prevention Task Force

The leaders of six law-enforcement agencies recently inked an agreement to reestablish and reorganize a joint-drug-prevention-task force. Drugs, specifically ice, have continued to negatively impact the CNMI. Agencies are seeing more cases of drug use especially in younger people, an increase in property crimes linked to the habit, and other crimes. The goal of the joint task force is to stop drugs from coming in through the CNMI’s ports.

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.

94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command to Conduct THAAD/PatriotTraining Exercise on Tinian and Rota

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawai’i and Joint Region Marianas, Guam – The 94th Army Air
and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) and Joint Region Marianas are dedicated to the defense and safety of our citizens and allies in the Inda-Pacific region. To exercise emerging capabilities, the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery assigned to the defense of Guam is deploying a THAAD Remote Launch package consisting of one THAAD launcher along with one patriot launcher, and associated personnel and equipment to Rota and at Tinian the system will be deployed to the Military Leased Area in the CNMI from July 13, 2023 to July 18, 2023.. C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 15th Wing based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawai’i will move the equipment from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to Rota and Tinian islands. The equipment, which does not have any munitions inside of them, will only be on the two islands for the duration of the exercise.

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