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Friday | Pacific Daily News

Experience 'Legendary Micronesia': Annual fair bridges island cultures

Next week, the Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Park at Ypao Beach in Tumon turns into a cultural ground zero.

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Related Topix: Micronesia, Oceania, World News, Reggae

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Saipan Tribune

MTEC: Planting the seed

The Marianas Tourism Education Council recently wrapped up its annual school presentations with presentations at Marianas High, Hopwood Jr. High, and Chacha Oceanview Jr. High.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Bill looks to amend law on import of cattle

Several farmer and agricultural officials yesterday attended a public hearing for Bill 297, which amends Guam law on the importation of cattle.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oceania, World News

Saipan Tribune

CUC vacates standby charge proposal

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board unanimously approved yesterday to withdraw the standby charge proposal that's before the Commonwealth Public Utilities Commission-a few weeks before the scheduled business meeting of the regulatory agency.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Saipan Tribune

GPPC to pay $115K in back wages

GPPC Inc. has agreed to pay $115,619 in minimum wage and overtime back wages to 209 workers on Saipan after the Wage and Hour Division found the Northern Mariana Islands-based general construction company in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The China Post

Mariana Islands offering Chinese Valentine's trips

The Northern Mariana Islands plans to play host to six romance-minded Taiwanese travelers looking for - or celebrating - love in late July, ahead of the Qixi Festival, also called Chinese Valentine's Day.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Petaluma360

Sailing away

California Maritime Academy student Megan Berry is sailing off for an adventure this month.

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Related Topix: Cal State Maritime Academy, Petaluma, CA, South Korea, World News, Oceania, Vallejo, CA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Safely dispose of unused, expired meds April 26

Residents looking for a way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medication will have the opportunity to do so on April 26 during the National Take Back Initiative.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Drug Enforcement Administration

Saipan Tribune

Students, Congressional Art Competition deadline nears

One last reminder that the deadline for entries to the Congressional Art Competition is this Friday, April 11. The Congressional Art Competition is open to Northern Marianas students in grades 9 through 12. Original, two-dimensional art in a wide variety of media-painting, drawing, collage, print, computer-generated art, and photography-is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Saipan Tribune

UH talk focuses on Marianas environment

The Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa last week hosted a discussion about environmental issues of the Mariana Islands.

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Related Topix: University of Guam, Oceania, World News

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Saipan Tribune

HANMI Go-Kart Race kicks off on Sunday

Go-Kart racing will be at its finest on Saipan this Sunday, April 6, with the staging of the Budweiser Go Kart Championship at the Mariana Seaside Circuit of Mariana Resort & Spa.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Saipan Tribune

Conservation Innovation Grants announced

Do you have an innovative conservation approach or technology that other farmers and ranchers in the islands might adopt? The Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oceania

Pacific Daily News

Miyashita promoted to vice president

Jason B. Miyashita has been promoted to vice president, wealth management, at Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management office on Guam, the firm announced yesterday in a press release.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, University of Pennsylvania

Saipan Tribune

Ex-CNMI senator sentenced to 41 months imprisonment

United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, announced that Juan Manglona Ayuyu, former senator for the island of Rota in the Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature, was sentenced on March 31, 2014, by Judge Ramona Manglona in the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oceania, World News, Federal Prisons

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Washington Times

Congressional-forced minimum wage increase hurt economies in U.S. islands

The minimum wage hike that Congress imposed on two U.S. territories in 2007 has harmed their economies, according to a government audit released this week that shows more money for workers is more than canceled out by inflation and job losses.

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Related Topix: US News, Oceania, World News, American Samoa, Representative John Fleming, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Saipan Tribune

GAO: Wage hikes offset by price spikes

A 114-page U.S. Government Accountability Office report released yesterday showed that increases in CNMI employees' earnings as a result of minimum wage hikes have been largely negated by consumer price increases, including fuel.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Pacific Daily News

A love of work & service

Labor has always loomed large in the life of Alfredo O. Antolin, Jr. His father came to Guam as an H-2 worker in 1964 and worked hard for nearly a decade before he could bring his wife, and young Alfredo and his siblings, to the island so the family could once again be together.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Jack Reed, Democrat, US Politics, Patrick Kennedy, Newport, RI, Salve Regina University

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Local News

The nationwide annual high school arts competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Madeleine Bordallo, Democrat, US Military, US Air Force, Oceania, World News

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Samoa News

New High Risk Task Force...

Jerome Ierome of Tula and Onenoa is the new coordinator for the American Samoa Government's High Risk Task Force, said Governor's Legal Counsel Steve Watson, who chairs the High Risk Task Force.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, University of Chicago

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Hispanic Business

Fitch Affirms Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' Airport Revs at 'B-'; Outlook Positive

The Rating Outlook remains Positive. KEY RATING DRIVERS: --Highly Volatile Enplanement Base: The airport system is an essential enterprise, serving as the gateway to and within the Mariana Islands.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

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