Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:27:20 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Northern Islands mayor wants share of MVA trust fund http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88707-northern-islands-mayor-wants-share-of-mva-trust-fund http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88707-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.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Kevin Kaipat gets five years for sexual abuse of a minor http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88712-kevin-kaipat-gets-five-years-for-sexual-abuse-of-a-minor http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88712-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.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Raquel C. Bagnol - raquel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
BOE chairman: New education commissioner must have leadership, administrative credentials http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88723-boe-chairman-new-education-commissioner-must-have-leadership-administrative-credentials http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88723-boe-chairman-new-education-commissioner-must-have-leadership-administrative-credentials

THE new commissioner for the Public School System must not only have extensive teaching experience, he or she must also have leadership and administrative credentials, Board of Education Chairman Herman T. Guerrero said on Thursday.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Guam warns of drastic decrease in H-2 workers next year http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88724-guam-warns-of-drastic-decrease-in-h-2-workers-next-year http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88724-guam-warns-of-drastic-decrease-in-h-2-workers-next-year

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — There are about 1,200 H-2B visa workers currently on Guam, but that number may drop drastically by the end of the year if there is no change in how visa requests are being processed, according to Greg Massey, administrator of the Guam Department of Labor’s Alien Labor Processing and Certification Division. He said the number of H-2B visa workers may fall below 100 — and may even drop to zero — by the end of December.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By John O’Connor- john@postguam.com - For Variety) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
MHS faces ‘critical’ issues, says BOE chairman http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88725-mhs-faces-critical-issues-says-boe-chairman http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88725-mhs-faces-critical-issues-says-boe-chairman

BOARD of Education Chairman Herman T. Guerrero said the issues at Marianas High School are “critical” which is why associate commissioner for administrative services Glenn Muna should continue overseeing the ongoing relocation of the Public School System’s central office from MHS to a government building on Capital Hill.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Rota lawmaker to look into MV Luta incident http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88726-rota-lawmaker-to-look-into-mv-luta-incident http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88726-rota-lawmaker-to-look-into-mv-luta-incident

REPRESENTATIVE Glenn Maratita, the chairman of the Rota Legislative Delegation, said he will get more information about the incident involving an MV Luta crewmember who died after falling into the water.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
2 House members vote against budget bill http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88727-2-house-members-vote-against-budget-bill http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88727-2-house-members-vote-against-budget-bill

REPRESENTATIVES Edwin Propst and Ralph Yumul on Thursday were the only House members who voted against the fiscal year 2017 budget bill which proposes, among other things, to increase lawmakers’ operation allocations by 27 percent.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Street market vendor on proposed fee hike: It’s like a punishment http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88728-street-market-vendor-on-proposed-fee-hike-it-s-like-a-punishment http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/88728-street-market-vendor-on-proposed-fee-hike-it-s-like-a-punishment

A NOTICE of the new registration fee schedule for the Thursday Night Market greeted vendors last week when they went up to the Arts Council office on Capital Hill to renew their vendor registration forms.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000