Marianas Variety

Thursday, October 2, 2014-8:28:39A.M.

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New York mayor orders higher minimum wage for thousands in city

NEW YORK (Reuters) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday to raise the minimum hourly wage by more than a dollar to $13.13 for potentially thousands of people working in the city.


First Friday Films invites you to witness the ‘Birth of an Ocean’

(Press Release) — First Friday Films will be showing a new episode of the series “One Ocean.” entitled “Birth of an Ocean.” The film will be shown for free on Friday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the American Memorial Park theatre.


White House moves to deal with child migrant issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The White House announced its intention on Tuesday to establish refugee processing in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to try to deter unaccompanied children from resorting to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on their own.


Technologically advanced oceanographic collaborations onboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor

(Press Release) — The Asia Pacific Academy of Sciences, Science Education, and Environmental Management or APASEEM — based on Saipan — is pleased to co-host a public event focused upon the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s science program including work in the Mariana Trench this coming Monday, Oct. 6, at Saipan’s American Memorial Park auditorium, from 6:30 to 8 p.m..


Marianas native returns as a Marine

ECHO FIELD, TINIAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — Lance Cpl. Edward Manibusan Jr., from Koblerville, Saipan, grew up on a small island with small towns, few city lights and a lot of ocean. He enjoyed growing up on the peaceful paradise, but he always wanted more.


FY 2015 limit set for CNMI-only transitional workers

WASHINGTON (Press Release) — The Department of Homeland Security will allow up to 13,999 nonimmigrants for fiscal year 2015 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands-Only Transitional Worker or CW-1 program. DHS published the notice in today’s Federal Register.


Swift Air seeks summary judgment in Saipan Air lawsuit

SWIFT Air executives are asking the federal court to grant their motion for summary judgment.


Malasarte, Rayphand are newest Rotarians

TWO new members were inducted to the Saipan Rotary Club during its regular meeting at the Hyatt on Tuesday.