Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific and NAVFAC Marianas, in partnership with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) government, are working to restore public access to Chiget Beach at the former Tinian Mortar Range.
What was once part of a World War II battlefield, the mortar range was used as a training facility from 1945 to 1994. Following several site visits and assessments over the years, a remedial investigation began in 2015.
Buka-- A Bougainville Leaders Consultation Forum was convened last week to engage leaders from various sectors to share ideas on Bougainville’s preparations on post-referendum. Vice President Patrick Nisira while officially opening the forum stressed the importance of leaders representing various sections of the community in Bougainville to contribute in sharing ideas and collaborate on a mission to secure independence for Bougainville. “Your presence is endorsed by the Bouga
Koror— He used to be referred to as the presidential brother-in-law. Now, Surangel Whipps Jr., 52, distinguishes himself as Tommy Remengesau’s successor, having been catapulted to the top political post during last year’s election. Whipps became Palau’s president on Jan. 21, tasked to govern a nation of 18,000 population, along with his vice president Uduch Sengebau Senior. “The task ahead, for our business, education, public health and economic recovery, is not to change the
Covid-19 has wrought more than its share of havoc on everyone. I don’t bother combing my hair unless I have a video conference, which is what I now call socializing. “Going out” now means “grocery store.” The events of the past year, not to mention the past two weeks, have led me to avoid the media for the sake of my blood pressure and sanity. But on the whole, my hardship has mostly been annoyances (aside from my current paltry income), so I’m not complaining. All of which i
The repatriation of Micronesians and foreign diplomats stranded overseas due to the Covid-19 pandemic remains on pause until the Federated States of Micronesia achieved herd immunity, according to a new government directive issued today.
FSM has rejoined the ranks of Covid-19 free countries, but its government won’t take any chances and extended the public health emergency through March 31.
The renewed declaration, issued today through a congressional resolution, retains th
It took just a little bit of convincing before I decided to get the Covid shot. I was worried that I would be taking it away from an elderly or a health professional, so I was initially reluctant to go. After reassuring people with MPH and PHDs, I booked my appointment via Eventbrite. There's that part of our culture of listening to our elders. Plus, I can't keep telling people that I am totally about everyone getting shots if I don't do it when the opportunity allows. So on