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Tinian hosts meeting of parent trainers and story exploring instructors

TINIAN (Press Release) — On Aug. 13, 2016, the CNMI Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy Program conducted a parent trainers and story exploring instructors meeting on the beautiful island of Tinian.

Northern Islands mayor wants share of MVA trust fund

NORTHERN Islands Mayor Jerome Aldan is unhappy with the “discriminatory public policy” of House Bill 19-165 which will allocate funds to two municipalities from the Marianas Visitors Authority trust fund.

The M.E. Weekend: frequently asked questions

(Press Release) — For over two decades, families in the CNMI have undergone positive, life-changing transformations through Marriage Encounter or M.E. How? It’s simple. M.E. is based on offering married couples the gifts of enhanced communication, renewed commitment and rekindled romance.

Defendant in theft case asks for mistrial; claims police withheld exculpatory evidence from defense

THE Public Defender’s Office has asked the Superior Court to declare a mistrial in a theft case in the middle of a bench trial, claiming that the government violated the defendant’s right to due process.

NMPASI seeks new board members

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc. also known as NMPASI will bid adieu to several members of its board of directors at the end of this fiscal year, Sept. 30, 2016. Founded in 1993, the local non-profit organization is the state-designated agency for protection and advocacy services on behalf of individuals with disabilities. NMPASI relies primarily on federal grant programs to sustain its operations and to pursue its mission “To protect the civil, legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.”

Kevin Kaipat gets five years for sexual abuse of a minor

ASSOCIATE Judge Joseph N. Camacho sentenced Kevin Jason Kaipat, 29, to the maximum five years imprisonment after he entered into a plea deal with the government.

Mount Carmel School prepares to commemorate 15th anniversary of 9/11

(MCS) — Although weeks away, Mount Carmel School students have already begun preparing to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. The students are joining forces with other community organizations participating in “We Will Never Forget — Field of Heroes” activities coordinated by the Tan Siu Lin Foundation.

Judge Camacho grants release of man held in custody over 24 hours before court appearance

ASSOCIATE Judge Joseph N. Camacho allowed the temporary release of a man arrested on Tinian for hitting his wife and child because he was held in custody for more than 24 hours before he was brought to court.