ONLINE PAYMENTS: The Department of Finance is strengthening its electronic data processing division, which maintains the CNMI Tax System, Election Commission Registration System and JD Edwards Financial Management System. Currently, EDP is working on an online payment system in conjunction with the Department of Commerce and other agencies to allow online tax payments and other services electronically. (Contributed Photo)
DONATION: First lady Diann Torres, through the Lady Diann Torres Foundation, donates turkeys to the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. (Contributed Photo)
NEW MTEC BOARD MEMBERS: Kanoa Resort director of Operations Glenn Policare, center, attends the commencement rites of Northern Marianas Trades Institute in September 2016. Policare was recently elected as a board member of the Marianas Tourism Education Council. (Contributed Photo)
Integrity Communications owner Catherine Perry Harris quizzes students at Garapan Elementary School following the presentation “Tourism is Everybody’s Business” on Oct. 29, 2014. Perry Harris was recently elected as a board member of MTEC. (Contributed Photo)
Marianas Tourism Education Council chair Vicky Benavente quizzes students of Dandan Middle School about tourism on Nov. 3, 2016. MTEC and the Marianas Visitors Authority have gained two new industry representatives as board members this school year: Catherine Perry Harris, owner of Integrity Communications, and Glenn Policare, director of Operations of Kanoa Resort. (Contributed Photo)
Marianas Visitors Authority Community Projects assistant Jennalyd Babauta distributes prizes to students of Dandan Middle School during the presentation of the Marianas Tourism Education Council on Nov. 3, 2016. MTEC educated students on visitors, how tourism benefits the CNMI, career opportunities in the industry, how they can begin to support tourism, and the role and activities of the MVA in promoting the islands. (Contributed Photo)
NEW CDA BOARD MEMBER: Benjamin K. Petersburg, center, joins senators and members of the Commonwealth Development Authority board after his public hearing for his appointment to the CDA board last Wednesday. (Jon Perez)
A guest speaker talks about his experiences fishing with a relative during the Family History Fair at the American Memorial Park Theatre on Nov. 19. (Michael T. Santos)
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