Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:49:47 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb CUC official: PSS eyes net metering, solar power http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94767-cuc-official-pss-eyes-net-metering-solar-power http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94767-cuc-official-pss-eyes-net-metering-solar-power

THE Public School System wants to avail itself of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s net metering program and is planning to implement an 80-kilowatt solar system at Marianas High School, CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho told the CUC board last week.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Activists want Crayola to name new crayon for Saipan’s azure waters http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94775-activists-want-crayola-to-name-new-crayon-for-saipan-s-azure-waters http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94775-activists-want-crayola-to-name-new-crayon-for-saipan-s-azure-waters

(Press Release) — For the first time in its 132-year history, the Crayola company announced it is retiring one of the colors from its 24-pack of crayons and plans to replace it with something “in the blue family.”

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ilw@mvariety.com ( ) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
NMI birds ‘trans-located’ to Northern Islands http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94768-nmi-birds-trans-located-to-northern-islands http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94768-nmi-birds-trans-located-to-northern-islands

DUE to the threat of the brown tree snake, the CNMI’s endemic or native bird species are being “trans-located” to the Northern Islands, according to Peter Luscomb, director of the Pacific Bird Conservation.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
DPS IT network administrator, former officer testify in trial of Ogumoro, Manglona http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94774-dps-it-network-administrator-former-officer-testify-in-trial-of-ogumoro-manglona http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94774-dps-it-network-administrator-former-officer-testify-in-trial-of-ogumoro-manglona

DEPARTMENT of Public Safety information technology network administrator William Rathburn and former DPS officer Kevin Maratita testified on Tuesday in the ongoing jury trial of former DPS Deputy Commissioner Ambrosio Ogumoro and the brother of his girlfriend, Herman Manglona.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Rep. Angel Demapan questions CJMT meetings http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94776-rep-angel-demapan-questions-cjmt-meetings http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94776-rep-angel-demapan-questions-cjmt-meetings

REPRESENTATIVE Angel Demapan is concerned over the Navy’s decision to restart the cultural-and-historic-properties consultation or Section 106 meetings for the CNMI Joint Military Training Environmental Impact Statement or CJMT EIS.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Ending visa-waiver program would be a disaster for NMI, says MVA chief http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94777-ending-visa-waiver-program-would-be-a-disaster-for-nmi-says-mva-chief http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94777-ending-visa-waiver-program-would-be-a-disaster-for-nmi-says-mva-chief

MARIANAS Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion says visitor arrivals would plummet if the U.S. government ends the CNMI visa-waiver program for Chinese and Russian tourists.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Imperial Pacific gets extension http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94778-imperial-pacific-gets-extension http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/94778-imperial-pacific-gets-extension

THE Lottery Commission on Tuesday granted Imperial Pacific International’s request for an extension of its live training facility at the DFS, giving the casino licensee an extension of one year and four months, or until Aug. 31, 2018, to operate the facility.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
NZ workshop highlights kava’s economic potential http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/94765-nz-workshop-highlights-kava-s-economic-potential http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/94765-nz-workshop-highlights-kava-s-economic-potential

AUCKLAND (RNZI/Pacnews) — A Tongan kava supplier and distributor in New Zealand says kava’s potential is still hugely underdeveloped and more can be done to package the crop creatively for a wide range of consumers and markets.

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ilw@mvariety.com ( ) Featured Pacific/Regional News Pacific | Regional Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Vice President Pence visits American Samoa http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/94762-vice-president-pence-visits-american-samoa http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/94762-vice-president-pence-visits-american-samoa

PAGO PAGO (Office of the American Samoa Congressional Delegate) — On Monday, at the request of Congresswoman Amata, Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen stopped in American Samoa on their way back to Washington, D.C. following the V.P.’s tour of Asia, where he met with strategic partners in the region to bolster economic and military cooperation.

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