Office of Insular Affairs

Type: Organization
Name: Office of Insular Affairs
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Kia’aina says tour of NMC was a ‘sobering experience’

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Insular Affairs Esther P. Kia’aina toured the Northern Marianas College yesterday and talked with college officials and students in what she would later call a “sobering” experience.She toured the college with college ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Kia’aina: Islanders’ voices will be heard in DC

Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Esther P. Kia’aina visited the Governor’s Office and Legislature yesterday and her talks with Commonwealth leaders had one overarching theme—she will do everything in her power to make sure the voices of the U.S. ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Kia’aina to make first official visit

(OIA) – Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina is making her first official visit to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, where she will meet with government officials, private sector leaders, and community ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

OPA gets full compliance

THE Office of Public Accountability has received a full compliance rating for its 2014 peer review.As part of OPA’s efforts to ensure compliance with government auditing standards, Public Auditor Doris Flores Brooks contracted the Association of Pacific ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

GMH maternity ward renovation bill passed

GUAM Memorial Hospital's maternity ward renovation project received a much-needed boost after the Guam Legislature unanimously passed amended Bill 393 yesterday.The bill, introduced by Speaker Judith Won Pat, secures funding for the project, which seeks ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Interior approves $269,000 for NMC’s infrastructure improvements

00:00 Press releaseWASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Department of the Interior) — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has announced $269,172 in grant assistance to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands through the Office of ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

NMI gets grants for prevailing wage study, economic development strategy

00:00(Press Release) — Two federal grants were awarded to the Department of Commerce from the U.S. Office of Insular Affairs and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration or EDA.The grant awarded from OIA goes to support the ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Interior announces over $300,000 to protect, manage and preserve coral reef ecosystems critical to Pacific Island livelihoods, traditions, and cultures

00:00 Press releaseWASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Department of the Interior) — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has announced more than $300,000 in coral reef initiative grants to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Saipan mayor’s office acquires bucket truck

00:00 By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News StaffTHE Saipan mayor’s office has finally acquired a bucket truck for its beautification program and other community services.The mayor’s special adviser, Henry Hofschneider, said they were ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Babauta-Torres team discusses immigration issues with young voters

00:00 By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News StaffMEMBERS of the newly organized Maximum Impact Leading to Excellence, or MILE, a group of young U.S. citizens born to guest worker parents met on Wednesday with independent gubernatorial ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

A revolution is needed for political status

What is it going to take for guam to hold a political status plebiscite? Like (the late Sen. Ben Pangelinan) would say, "a revolution!"Some will argue for a legal route within the parameters set out by U.S. and international law, others will deny this ... [Published Guam Pacific Daily News - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

$3M in infrastructure funds for US Virgin Islands

00:00 Press releaseWASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Department of the Interior) —Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has announced nearly $3 million in grant assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands through the Office of Insular Affairs’ ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 15 2014]

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"Based on the results of our review, it is our opinion that the OPA's internal quality controlcontrol system was suitably designed and operating effectively to provide reasonable assurance of compliance with (government auditing standards) for audits and attestation engagements during the period Jan. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2013" APIPA noted in its letter to OPA informing the agency of the results
"The GEDA officials also pointed out, there are some things we need to address and please rest assured, we are working to find the funding. I'm confident we'll be successful in finding a way to move this very important project forward" he said
Kia'aina mentioned that she was "particularly pleased to support the first meaningful expansion to the St Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation clinic, which improves their facility and increases patient capacity."
...Maevelle Energy President Justin Mahlmann states, "This project is a tremendous step towards realizing goals of power generation through renewables for the Commonwealth. Helping to deliver affordable power through renewable energy to Saipan is a testament to the strength of our services."

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Kia’aina says tour of NMC was a ‘sobering exper... [Published Saipan Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
Kia’aina: Islanders’ voices will be heard in DC [Published Saipan Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
Kia’aina to make first official visit [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Oct 14 2014]
OPA gets full compliance [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Oct 07 2014]
GMH maternity ward renovation bill passed [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Oct 03 2014]
‘PSS school buildings are not to electrical code’ [Published Saipan Tribune - Sep 30 2014]
Interior approves $269,000 for NMC’s infrastruc... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 28 2014]
Lawmakers: Vote ‘yes’ to HLI 18-12; PSS in ‘cri... [Published Saipan Tribune - Sep 26 2014]
NMI gets grants for prevailing wage study, econ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 24 2014]
New prevailing wage survey, economic planning [Published Saipan Tribune - Sep 24 2014]
Saipan Mayor’s Office to get heavy equipment soon [Published Saipan Tribune - Sep 23 2014]
Interior announces over $300,000 to protect, ma... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 22 2014]
Saipan mayor’s office acquires bucket truck [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 21 2014]
Babauta-Torres team discusses immigration issue... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 21 2014]
Guam mayors soon to receive $4M worth of road e... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Sep 19 2014]
NMC wants to have a community learning center, ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 17 2014]
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: Am. Samoa eco... [Published SamoaNews.com - Sep 17 2014]
A revolution is needed for political status [Published Guam Pacific Daily News - Sep 17 2014]
$3M in infrastructure funds for US Virgin Islands [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 15 2014]
USVI to receive close to $3 million in federal ... [Published Caribbean News Now! - Sep 15 2014]
Dogs roam Alaihai Ave.; no response from mayor’... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 10 2014]
Overhaul of hospital’s HVAC system still lagging [Published Saipan Tribune - Sep 09 2014]
Comment on Saipan Mayor’s Office to get a new b... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 30 2014]
US lawmakers to visit CNMI in August [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 27 2014]
Firm awarded geothermal exploration contract on... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 13 2014]
Alfreda Camacho of the CNMI selected to attend ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 10 2014]
Inos signs $2.7M funding law for Saipan projects [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 09 2014]
Geothermal Energy: Maevelle Energy, LLC Awarde... [Published PR Newswire - Jul 09 2014]
State of the Commonwealth Address 2014 [Published Saipan Tribune - Jun 30 2014]
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