SAIPAN, Northern Marianas ----Months after Marianas governors and lawmakers took a strong interest in improving interisland agricultural trade, the CNMI is now a step closer to exporting cattle to Guam with the recent introduction of a bill in the Guam Legislature removing the required testing for a cattle disease that ...
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SAIPAN, Northern Marianas -----Although the funding levels for Tinian and Rota were “substantially” cut, CNMI Governor Eloy S. Inos says his administration will submit a US$134 million budget for fiscal year 2015 which begins on 01 October.
SAIPAN, CNMI --- Seven of the 20 House members Monday pre-filed a joint resolution urging Gov. Eloy S. Inos to take the necessary steps to extradite former CNMI Governor Benigno R. Fitial who faces criminal charges in Saipan.
U.S. President Barack Obama signed on Sept. 18, 2013 a law conveying 3-mile submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, only to temporarily withhold the transfer to local control of five offshore lands four months later or on Jan. 15, 2014.
Tue 04 Feb 2014 -
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands --- If international seafloor mining companies’ interests in previous years are a gauge, then the CNMI may be sitting on or surrounded by multimillion worth of high-grade hydrothermal deposits rich in copper, zinc and lead with a high gold and silver content as well as large ...
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands --- Dr. Carlyle Corbin, a visiting international adviser on governance and multilateral diplomacy, noted with interest the renewed push to assess the CNMI’s political relationship with the United States at a time when other areas in the world with political relationship with bigger countries are doing ...
SAIPAN, CNMI --- The CNMI’s third signatory airline is expanding its route to China, with Dynamic Airways’ announcement that it will launch charter flights to Saipan from Tianjin, Wuhan, and Hangzhou later this month.
Fri 17 Jan 2014 -
SAIPAN, CNMI --- U.S President Barack Obama signed a proclamation yesterday temporarily withholding the transfer to the CNMI of submerged lands around five islands that are either part of a national marine monument or under lease to the U.S. military. Governor Eloy S. Inos and the Legislature’s request for a ...
SAIPAN, CNMI ---- “Relief and happiness—that’s what I felt seeing and hugging my son tight,” 54-year-old Joey Ejercito told Saipan Tribune last night, describing the moment he first saw on Monday night in Guam his oldest son, SPC Josh Ejercito, one of the 15 CNMI soldiers who just returned from ...
SAIPAN, CNMI --- As the U.S. Congress considers a bill that will grant improved status to longtime residents in the Northern Marianas, former House Speaker and a person of Northern Marianas descent Pedro R. Deleon Guerrero said the indigenous people should be consulted.
SAIPAN, CNMI --- Northern Marianas Governor Eloy S. Inos is cautioning against a “shotgun approach” to raising issues with the United States over immigration and military plans to use more islands for live-fire training, saying that changing the CNMI’s political relationship with the most powerful country in the world is ...
SAIPAN, CNMI --- CNMI programs dependent on federal dollars will be spared some of the impacts of sequestration or automatic across-the-board budget cuts under a compromise federal budget plan that the U.S. House of Representatives passed last Wednesday.
SAIPAN , Northern Marianas --- CNMI Governor Eloy S. Inos signed into law on Friday a bill allowing the operation of electronic gaming machines in hotels on Saipan, ending months of discussions and compromises between the House, the Senate and the administration. Others describe it as legalization of “stealth casino ...
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas ---- The U.S. Army Pacific is proposing an up-to-$100,000 upgrade to the CNMI Department of Public Safety’s firing range on Saipan so that soldiers can get their Army weapons qualification on island instead of sending them to Hawaii or Guam. In exchange, DPS and other local and ...
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands ---The Marianas Visitors Authority board of directors unanimously approved on Tuesday a US$1 million budget for destination enhancement projects on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands --- Joaquin “Jack” P. Villagomez resigned as chairman of the Republican Party of the Northern Mariana Islands Association on Friday for “health reasons.”
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands ----- Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) joined five other members of U.S. Congress in asking the Federal Maritime Commission to carefully review a proposed vessel sharing deal that could affect the costs of goods in Hawaii and other Pacific territories such as the CNMI.
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands --- Micronesian governors expressed concern not only about the current level of U.S. funding to offset the impacts of migration of an estimated 56,000 citizens from Freely Associated States to islands such as Guam, the CNMI, and Hawaii, but also responses to related issues, based on ...
SAIPAN, Northeron Mariana --- The governors of Guam and the Northern Marianas are scheduled to make a visit to Hawaii to meet with officials of the U.S. Pacific Command.
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana --- By a vote of 7 to 1, the Senate Tuesdday shelve) a bill that proposes to legalize casino on Saipan.
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands --- U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan said he and Governor Eloy S. Inos have arranged a meeting with Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection officials to discuss the CNMI’s concerns regarding “birth tourism.”
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas 18 NOVEMBER 2013 () --- The lawmakers of the CNMI and Guam last Wednesday adopted a resolution urging both territories to address issues with one voice.
SAIPAN, CNMI ---- CNMI Governor Eloy S. Inos and U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan are working with federal authorities to prevent the “small issue” of birth tourism from being “blown out of proportion.”
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands --- A proposal to update Guam’s existing quarantine regulations to allow the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) to export live cattle to Guam is one of the issues that the House would want to bring to the table when they discuss trade between the two ...
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands ---The Commonwealth government has been losing thousands of dollars in taxes to businesses that do not issue sales receipts to their customers, Department of Finance Secretary Larrisa Larson told House members yesterday.
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