Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Joshua Tenorio issued the following statement on the resignation of Department of Corrections Director Samantha Brennan. “I want to thank Sam for her work and for her tireless efforts on behalf of the men and women at DOC. Brenna left the Judiciary to serve in one of the toughest jobs in government. That willingness to serve, to give of yourself in the service of others, is admirable,” said Leon Guerrero. “I am deeply thankfu
Jim Beighley has joined Citadel Holdings Inc. as CEO of Pacific Islands and Group Head of Strategy and M&A (mergers and acquisitions.) Citadel Holdings, based out of Manila, is the parent company of PTI Pacific Inc. which does business as IT&E, a telecommunications provider in the CNMI and Guam; IP&E, which operates Shell and Foodys; and Fujita Property Guam, Inc Beighley will play a significant role in growing Citadel in the region. As group head of Strategy and M&A, he will
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2020. However, USCIS continues to accept H-2B petitions that are exempt from the cap such as workers performing labor or services in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and Guam from Nov. 28, 2009 until Dec. 31, 2029. The exemptions for these territories, authorized under the 2019 National Defens
As Philippine Airlines is looking to expand its presence on Guam following Cebu Pacific's withdrawal from the market, its plans are facing opposition from United Airlines. According to a filing to the U.S. Department of Transportation made on Nov. 18, the Chicago-based airline is protesting a planned codeshare between Philippine Airlines and its subsidiary PALExpress for additional twice-weekly flights operated by PALExpress on the Manila-Guam route starting March 5, 2020. In
Photo courtesy of PEW Charitable Trust Washington, D.C.-- – Following the local example of the Marianas and 14 other U.S. states and territories, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation banning buying or selling shark fins nationwide. CNMI Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan introduced the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, H.R. 737 in January. Over the next 10 months, Sablan collected 287 cosponsors, the largest number for an ocean conservation bill so f
If predictions of a vote for independence are right, figuring out the mechanics of statehood will be a struggle For two weeks from this Saturday, Bougainvilleans will exercise their right to say whether their autonomous archipelago on the eastern edge of Papua New Guinea should become an independent country. This long-awaited referendum was at the heart of the 2001 Bougainville Peace Agreement, which marked the official end to a bloody civil war that lasted from 1988 to 1997.