POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING-Northern Marianas College and the Department of Public Safety recently signed a memorandum of agreement to commence the police academy training cycle for Tinian. Overall, this will be the 24th police cycle in the CNMI and there are 16 cadets enlisted for the Tinian cohort. The academy will begin on Aug. 20, 2018, and will require the cadets to successfully pass 13 courses that are under the college’s Basic Law Enforcement Certificate Program. Seven of these courses will be taught on Saipan and six will be taught on Tinian. Upon completion, the cadets will earn 39 college credits. This partnership is made possible by NMC, Office of the Mayor of Tinian, and the Department of Public Safety. (NMC)

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Yet CUC still fails basic utility funding requirements—DOJ

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