DONATED HAND SANITIZERS MCS
Mount Carmel School faculty and administrators pose holding hand sanitizers donated by MCS AlumKnight and CNMI Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios. Mount Carmel School is grateful for this donation as they prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Although slots are limited, MCS is accepting applications for open grade-levels. For more information, visit www.mountcarmelsaipan.com. (MCS)
NEW MVA BOARD MEMBERS
Marianas Visitors Authority board of directors chair Marian Aldan-Pierce swears in newly elected members of the MVA board during the board meeting on Aug. 5, 2020, at the MVA office in San Jose, Saipan. From left are Aldan-Pierce, re-elected director Gloria Cavanagh (vice chairwoman), re-elected director Chris Nelson (treasurer), Masato Tezuka, and Ivan Quichocho. The four board members join gubernatorial appointees Agida T. Quitugua (secretary), Warren Villagomez, Viola Alepuyo, and Tom Liu. (Contributed Photo)
PATHWAY CLEANUP-Some 150 TanHoldings employees pose with the bags of trash collected after a corporate-wide cleanup last Friday along the Gov. Froilan Tenorio Beach Road Pathway.
TanHoldings employees filled a total of 150 trash bags and a truckload of fallen debris during the corporate-wide cleanup last Friday along the Gov. Froilan Tenorio Beach Road Pathway.
The cleanup last Friday started at the Oleai Pavilion and finished at the pavilion across the JP Center in Garapan.
Some TanHoldings employees pose for a souvenir picture after registering for the cleanup.
A group of TanHoldings employees are ferried to the midway point of the Beach Road Pathway, so that they could cover the entire stretch of the pathway.
SUBSISTENCE FARMING-About 20 children, the youngest of whom is 4 years old, are taught the rudiments of planting banana stalks during the resumption of the Carolinian Affairs Office’s Tepengi Kkosch Refaluwasch/Caring for our Carolinian Culture program last week.
(PHOTOS BY IVA MAURIN)
Program participants also learn how to plant tapioca.
Carolinian Affairs Office executive director John Tagabuel teach the children about fruits, parts of a plant, and key words for planting, and their local terms.
The program, made possible through a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, fosters youth development through traditional cultural activities for the children through cultural summer programs and classes for youth and adults.
Program participants learn how to plant banana stalks.
CONFIRMED-Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ appointees to the Commonwealth Elections Commission take their oath before the members of the Senate Executive Appointments and Government Investigations committee on Aug. 12 on Capital Hill. (IVA MAURIN)
PROJECT HALIGI-Leisha Deleon Guerrero participates in the Lady Diann Torres Foundation’s 2020 Project Haligi – Canvas of Hope by painting her creation with a beautiful message, “Prutehi i Tasi,” which translates to Protect the Ocean on one of the designated poles. Inset shows Deleon Guerrero posing in front of the finished product. Visit the Lady Diann Torres Foundation’s social media @ladydianntorres to find out how to register to paint your pole. Artists will receive a stipend for their contribution in helping the foundation spread hope throughout the CNMI. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
TRADITION AND CULTURE-500 Sails brings with it three traditional Chamorro canoes called proa to join the reburial for the human remains that were dug up at the casino site, lending an authentic touch to the ceremony. (KRIZEL TUAZON)
TRAINING MISSION-U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, fly in formation during a routine training mission in the Indo-Pacific, Aug. 19, 2020. The squadron was recently at the Farallon de Medinilla Range in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, honing their flight skills while deployed in Guam last Aug. 10-21. (U.S. AIR FORCE/SENIOR AIRMAN MICHAEL S. MURPHY)
ADOPTED PAVILION-The Sugar Dock pavilion behind TownHouse in Chalan Kanoa now sports new colors and has been beautified, thanks to the efforts of the Saipan Centennial Lions Club, which has adopted the pavilion. The club did a beach cleanup, tree planting, and repainting of the pavilion and its environs last Sunday morning. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
Originally from Saipan, Spc. Rodney Camacho is now a wheeled vehicle mechanic with 183rd Support Maintenance Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Photo shows him searching the basic issue items for a tool last Aug. 11 in the 183rd SMC motor pool on Fort Carson, Colorado. “To be an effective leader, you need to know your soldiers’ job and have great people skills,” Camacho said.
Cones and caution tape can be seen along the Gov. Froilan C. Tenorio Beach Pathway due to the renovation of the sidewalk and tables that were destroyed by Super Typhoon Yutu in 2018. (Krizel Tuazon)
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