WOMEN’S MONTH-Surrounded by female representatives of different groups, acting governor Arnold I. Palacios signs the CNMI Women’s Month proclamation at the CNMI Governor’s Office conference room last Thursday. (Jon Perez)
WISH NIGHT-Make a Wish Guam and CNMI Chapter executive director Eric Tydingco holds the microphone for 2016 wish recipient Chloe Bernal at the annual “Black Ties & Zories” Wish Night last Friday, March 1, at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s ballroom. (Erwin Encinares)
COPE NORTH-Members from the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force prepare for movement during exercise Cope North 19 on Tinian on Feb 28, 2019. COPE North is an annual multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise focused on combat air forces large-force employment and mobility air forces humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training to enhance interoperability among U.S., Australian and Japanese forces. (U.S. AIR FORCE/MASTER SGT JT MAY III)
MOCK TRIAL-Some of the participants in the 21st annual CNMI High School Mock Trial competition have their picture taken yesterday. The contest began yesterday, with five high schools across the CNMI arguing the fictitious case of Justin Pangelinan v. ForensiTech, Inc. The winner will represent the CNMI at the National Mock Trial competition in Athens, Georgia on May 16-18.
WWII VETERANS-World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of Saipan, Battle of Tinian, and the Normandy Invasion 75 years ago return to the Saipan and Tinian to visit battle sites like the Sugar King Dock in celebration of the war’s 75th anniversary this month. (Contributed Photo)
HANDS-ON LEARNING-The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance held its second workshop for its annual “Schools for Environmental Conservation” program by hosting the participants on Managaha Island last March 9, 2019. Participating in this year’s program are students from Mount Carmel School, Dandan Middle School, Hopwood Middle School, and Tanapag Middle School. This year’s SFEC theme is “Learning About and Actively Addressing Marine Debris in the CNMI.” (MINA)
HOLDING COURT-While in Washington, D.C. to attend the Annual Conference for Chief Judges of United States District Courts, Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona of the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands met on Tuesday with the three leading female jurists of the United States Supreme Court, Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan. Joining her were Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood of District of Guam (far left) and Jennifer Romero (far right), a former resident of Guam and currently Democratic Staff Director and Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. (Contributed Photo)
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