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O'Mallan had worked as a ramp agent for Micronesian Air Cargo and was responsible for loading cargo onto the flights that transport U.S. mail from Guam to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He also transported mail to Micronesian Air from a United Airlines contractor to be delivered ...
Employers could consider visas including the H-1B for skilled workers or the H-2B for seasonal work, as a federal cap that applies in other states doesn't apply to the Northern Mariana Islands, given the local labor shortage, said Janet King, an immigration attorney in Saipan. Other visas, like the EB-3, ...

The Department of the Interior is responsible for coordinating federal policy with respect to the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and administering and overseeing U.S. federal assistance provided to the Freely ...
FILE - In this June 8, 2016 file photo, Del. Gregorio Sablan, D-Northern Mariana Islands, appears before a House Rules Committee at the Capitol in Washington. A push to save and expand a controversial visa program unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting the skids after recent cases of ...
... Kanoa's Andruw Omelau (4) and Merrick Toves (4), Matansa's Joshua De Leon (3), and MP United's Dai Podziewski (3) and Miyawaki (3). Meanwhile, action in the youth league will resume this Saturday after Northern Mariana Islands Football Association called off the games last weekend in ...

Finally, respondents can note that they are citizens born in one of America's four territories with birth right citizenship: Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Island, or the Northern Mariana Islands. Douglas Mack, author of “The Not-Quite-States of America,” pointed out two problems. First, the question implies ...
The club, which is one of the four founding members of Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, has won 38 championships to date and has produced the most number of men's, women's and youth members of the CNMI national teams in the last 10 years. It has competed in several off-island ...
The contest is open to young people in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the U.S. territory of Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Students in grades 9-12 in public, private and parochial schools or home-schooled students of ...
The Department of Labor (DOL) initiated a wide-ranging investigation into the ongoing construction of the Saipan Casino and Hotel on the island of Saipan in the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. According to the DOL, investigators with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) determined that ...
Drought in the Northern Mariana Islands is expected to worsen in the next couple of weeks, according to a notice yesterday from the National Weather Service Forecast Office out of Tiyan, Guam. The NWS notice said that satellite images show very dry weather over the Mariana Islands and remain in ...
The CNMI celebrates tomorrow a milestone that was crossed about 42 years ago that gave the Northern Mariana Islands its status as a commonwealth. On March 24, 1976, the U.S government signed the agreement known as the Covenant Agreement that allowed the Northern Mariana Islands to enter into ...
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of the Interior released yesterday $2,501,621 in funding to the Northern Mariana Islands to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. This is part of $1.1 billion in annual national funding going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated ...
A consortium involving a local renewable energy company is moving forward with a project to add 8 megawatts of solar power in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. San Antonio-based Buenavista Renewables LLC and Guam-based Micronesia Renewable Energy Inc. secured a $4.2 million loan from ...
Livingstone, who endorsed Zakim's campaign, said he developed the idea together with Zakim, and after working in the Northern Mariana Islands, where election day was on Saturday. Livingstone said the goal is "to allow for more flexible schedules." "In Massachusetts, you would get a higher percentage ...
The council is mandated by the US Congress to manage federal fisheries of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Pacific Remote Island Areas. Recommendations by WPRMC are transmitted to the US Secretary of Commerce for final approval.
He will also share his thoughts on the need to preserve historical documents and other records relating to the Northern Mariana Islands. “Your Humanities Half-Hour” radio program is sponsored the Northern Marianas Humanities Council. It airs each Sunday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Power 99, with host ...

Working families in the Marianas should not be forgotten—especially in this time of economic growth, when the Commonwealth government is spending money on lots of other priorities. That is why I recommended to the Legislature ending the local tax on the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC.
The Farm Service Agency joins the council in thanking American agricultural producers, especially in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, for their contributions to the nation's outstanding quality of life. This year's theme, “Agriculture: Food for Life,” ...
The Pacific Islands Committee of the Ninth Judicial Circuit was established to fulfill oversight responsibilities with respect to the judiciaries of the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the former Trust Territories of the Federated States of ...
This year's program will bring approximately 190 high school-aged students from American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the freely associated states of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau, to Washington, D.C. for civic education programs ...
The companies, contracted by Hong Kong's Imperial Pacific International, brought workers on tourist visas, paid them less than required by law and failed to secure proper work authorization by exploiting a visa waiver program that allows Chinese citizens to travel to the Northern Mariana Islands.
A federal judge ordered the Navy to file additional documents in a case that challenges proposed military training in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, but the military this week objected, stating the documents aren't relevant. At issue is whether the military has filed with the court all of the ...
The companies, contracted by Hong Kong's Imperial Pacific International, brought workers on tourist visas, paid them less than required by law and failed to secure proper work authorization by exploiting a visa waiver program that allows Chinese citizens to travel to the Northern Mariana Islands.
HONOLULU, HI – The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized a series of settlements with contractors on Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that will pay a collective $13.9 million in back wages and damages to thousands of employees who came from China to build the Saipan ...
Four Chinese construction firms will pay nearly $14 million in back wages and damages to thousands of Chinese workers for construction of a casino in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Investigators found the contractors paid employees less than what was required by law, ...
After less than a month since being introduced, the US Workforce Act received its time in the spotlight during a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Delegate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gregorio Sablan sponsored the bill, and ...
Over the years, Congress has decided on a per territory basis to allow those born in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands to claim citizenship by birth. American Samoa's population of about 55,000, however, has continued to fall to the wayside. "This is the ... Samoa
... Pacific Casino gather in front of their living quarters before a protest in Saipan, the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the Western Pacific. ... failed to secure proper work authorization by exploiting a visa waiver program that allows Chinese citizens to travel to the Northern Mariana Islands. Samoa
Yet, this piece of legislation is repeating exactly the problem with HPO by providing another enabling public policy to give seven individuals to decide on the disposition and destiny of our 4,000 years cultural and historical heritage in the Northern Mariana Islands. We must recognize that there needs to be a ... Samoa
Over the years, Congress has decided on a per territory basis to allow those born in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands to claim citizenship by birth. American Samoa's population of about 55,000, however, has continued to fall to the wayside. "This is the holding ... Samoa
The Marianas Visitors Authority, Saipan Chamber of Commerce, and the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands all opposed H.R. 20-09. MVA stated in their comments that H.R. 20-09's intent was unclear. “The resolution seeks to reduce the period of authorized stay for the Guam-CNMI visa ... Samoa
This methodical approach is exactly the type of innovation this administration is undertaking to efficiently plan out the regulation criteria that governs the use, development, and subdivision of land here in the Northern Mariana Islands. We look forward to providing more updates as this plan moves forward,” ... Samoa
Imperial Pacific, developer of the Grand Mariana Casino Hotel & Resort on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, has slammed a recent ... A Bloomberg story about the Imperial Pacific was an attack on Northern Mariana Islands government, according to the Hong Kong-based operator, but ... Samoa
#The hospital had been inundated with patients from a construction site a few blocks away on this speck of rock among the Northern Mariana Islands, in the deepest part of the Pacific. To get a sense of Saipan's isolation from the Lower 48, imagine flying from Denver to Honolulu. Then fly that far again. Samoa
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph Torres said his government is working to bring direct flights from Japan to Saipan after recently announced service cuts. Delta Air Lines, which pulled out of Guam after more than 30 years, announced it would stop service from Japan to Saipan on ... Samoa
After less than a month since being introduced, the US Workforce Act received its time in the spotlight during a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Delegate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gregorio Sablan sponsored the bill, and ... Samoa
Editor's Note: This is the second in a four-part series by Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan, explaining aspects of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act, which he introduced on Jan. 19. In December the Commonwealth Legislature passed a resolution asking for the CW program to be extended ... Samoa
(Office of the CNMI Governor) — In their final day in Washington, D.C., following their testimony before a U.S. Senate committee on S. 2325, the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act, Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres and Rep. Angel A. Demapan, met with a staffer of U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the ... Samoa
SAIPAN - Northern Marianas College has added casino management to its programs that support the workforce development efforts of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands government. NMC President Carmen Fernandez said those who complete the program will be eligible to apply for a ... Samoa
2 originally entered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands on March 11, 2009. The 2009 order required certain projects, many infrastructure-related, to be completed relating to spill prevention, preparedness, and response. Public Law 104-134, enacted in 1996, provides for the CIP ... Samoa
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has hit off the coast of the Northern Mariana Islands to the south of Japan, authorities report . The quake was recorded at 8.14 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, some 136 kilometres east-south-east of Rota island, the US Geological Survey says. There was no immediate tsunami ... Samoa
More than 20 individuals attended the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association-organized D license coaching course held last weekend at the Koblerville Elementary School. NMIFA technical director Michiteru Mita, who facilitated the course, said the classes are divided into practical and theoretical ... Samoa
25 meeting of the Human Resource Management NMI Chapter about the recently introduced Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act, legislation to extend the CW visa program. This lunch meeting will be held at the Pacific Islands Club Charley's Cabaret on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Samoa
The long-time Saipan Swim Club and Northern Mariana Islands Swimming Federation official is leaving the island to be with other members of her family. “We want to be closer to our seven grandchildren and four children who are spread out all over the U.S. It has been a wonderful 30 years on Saipan. Samoa
The main sponsors are T-Galleria, IT&E, Tan Holdings, Tan Siu Li Foundation, Iridescent Boutique, Pacifica Insurance, Island Touch, McDonald's, TRESemme', Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands, Lady Diann Torres Foundation, Tribe Marianas and Daisuke Yanai Photography. 2018 Miss ... Samoa
The U.S. Navy needs to provide more documents to explain its decision to conduct training in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, according to opponents of the military training, who argued the Navy knew years ago that “dramatically more destructive” training would be necessary on the ... Samoa
Northern Marianas Governor Ralph Torres says he hopes the US government shutdown is resolved soon as he's genuinely concerned about its effects on employees in the territory as well as all over the country. The governor of the Northern Marianas, Ralph Torres. Photo: CNMI Republican Facebook. Samoa
We are disappointed the court found no issue with laws that extend absentee voting rights to citizens living in the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa or a foreign country, while denying these same rights to citizens living in Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Northern Mariana Islands,” said Neil Weare, ... Samoa
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres accepted the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T's plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced tools that will help the Northern ... Samoa


 

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