Office of Insular Affairs

Type: Organization
Name: Office of Insular Affairs
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

V.I. GDP drops 5.4 percent from 2012 to 2013

ST. THOMAS - The territory's 2013 Gross Domestic Product was released Tuesday, showing an overall drop by 5.4 percent compared with 2012.The drop is less of a decrease than the year before, when the GDP fell by 13 percent compared with the prior year ... [Published Virgin Islands Daily News - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

No complaints about first day school bus operations

Up to 40 new buses expected in Q1 of 2015SCHOOL bus operations on Guam dealt with only minor problems yesterday. After the first day of class for the 2014-2015 school year at Department of Education schools ended, Carl Dominguez, director of the Department ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

US $10M in capital improvement project grants to American Samoa

By Online Editor10:15 am GMT+12, 18/08/2014, American SamoaU.S Office of Insular Affairs, Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Esther Kia’aina  has announced more than US$10 million in grant assistance to the American Samoa Government through the Office ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

$10 Million in Capital Improvement Project Grants to American Samoa

Guam News - Guam NewsWashington, D.C. - Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Esther Kia’aina, today announced more than $10 million in grant assistance to the American Samoa Government through the Office of Insular ... [Published Pacific News Center - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

After solar power, GPA planning to tap wind energy next

July 2015 estimated completion for wind turbine pilot projectTHE Guam Power Authority is anticipating a mid-July 2015 completion date for its wind turbine pilot project.The Consolidated Commission on Utilities recently authorized GPA management to enter ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

‘Obama opposes birthright citizenship on American soil’

Landmark case considers question of citizenship in US territories(WTP) – Tuesday, the Obama administration on filed a brief before the District of Columbia Circuit Court arguing that Americans born in U.S. territories have no constitutional right to ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Guam Department of Agriculture Gets 2 DOI Grants Worth $340K to Combat the Brown Tree Snake

Guam News - Guam NewsGuam - The Guam Department of Agriculture has received 2 Department of Interior grants totaling $340K aimed at helping to eradicate the Brown Tree snake.One grant worth $190-thousand goes to the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife ... [Published Pacific News Center - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Comment on Saipan Mayor’s Office to get a new bucket truck by jun

The Saipan Mayor’s Office has already received its allotted $100,000 for the purchase of heavy equipment and they plan to buy a bucket truck with it, according to Mayor Marian Tudela yesterday.She noted that $510 of the $100,000 was taken for contractual ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bordallo meets with Esther Kia’aina

(ODMZB) – Guam Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo recently met with Assistant Secretary Esther Kia’aina to discuss issues important to Guam and the region.Assistant Secretary Kia’aina was confirmed by the Senate on June 26 to head the Office of Insular Affairs ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

US lawmakers to visit CNMI in August

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives with oversight on insular areas will be on Saipan for at least a day in August to meet with Gov. Eloy S. Inos and others in the CNMI. Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-Saipan) has also invited newly confirmed ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Bordallo Meets with Assistant Secretary Esther Kia’aina

:15Guam News - Guam NewsGuam - Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo met with newly confirmed DOI Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Esther Kia'aina Friday in Washington.In a release, Congresswoman Bordallo says she raised a number of ... [Published Pacific News Center - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Alfreda Camacho of the CNMI selected to attend ELDP Cohort

Over 100 applicants from the flagged territories and the Freely Associated States from the insular governments of the Pacific region submitted their applications into the Graduate School USA’s Pacific Islands Training Initiative for a chance to represent ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 10 2014]

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"Over the next year, we're going to do a comprehensive revision to these statistics," Moyer said. "We'll bring in new data sources, the economic census, and open it up to revisions. Next year at this time, we'll roll out a revised set of statistics."
"These grants represent our commitment to the people of American Samoa and we are pleased to be supporting the efforts of Governor Lolo Moliga in his efforts to improve the quality and standard of living in the territory,” said Kia’aina."
"The approval was for conditional use, still forestry and agricultural, but restricted only for that wind turbine project" he said
In making the announcement, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo notes that "Brown tree snakes have been endangering the health and safety of our island community and causing serious threats to our ecosystem for decades now and this grant seeks to address these issues.”"

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V.I. GDP drops 5.4 percent from 2012 to 2013 [Published Virgin Islands Daily News - Aug 21 2014]
No complaints about first day school bus operat... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 18 2014]
US $10M in capital improvement project grants t... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Aug 18 2014]
$10 Million in Capital Improvement Project Gran... [Published Pacific News Center - Aug 14 2014]
‘Obama opposes birthright citizenship on Americ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 13 2014]
After solar power, GPA planning to tap wind ene... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 13 2014]
Guam Department of Agriculture Gets 2 DOI Grant... [Published Pacific News Center - Aug 07 2014]
Bordallo seeks federal support on civilian infr... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 02 2014]
Bordallo Addresses Guam’s Civilian Infrastructu... [Published Pacific News Center - Jul 30 2014]
Comment on Saipan Mayor’s Office to get a new b... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 30 2014]
Bordallo meets with Esther Kia’aina [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Jul 28 2014]
US lawmakers to visit CNMI in August [Published Saipan Tribune - Jul 27 2014]
Bordallo Meets with Assistant Secretary Esther ... [Published Pacific News Center - Jul 26 2014]
Bordallo Meets with Assistant Secretary Esther ... [Published Noodls - Jul 26 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]
Cohen: People should decide casino gaming on Sa... [Published Saipan Tribune - Jun 26 2014]
Salt River Bay: The Magic, History, and Impendi... [Published Ecology Global Network - May 20 2014]
Mayor Flores to run as independent [Published Saipan Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
Kalabera Cave development begins [Published Saipan Tribune - Mar 30 2014]
CNMI accepts US transfer of mineral rights [Published Saipan Tribune - Mar 27 2014]
Groundbreaking for Kalabera Cave improvement se... [Published Saipan Tribune - Mar 27 2014]
OIA: Governors must enforce findings of ABC report [Published Saipan Tribune - Mar 27 2014]
Interior official on island for mineral rights ... [Published Saipan Tribune - Mar 26 2014]
Covenant negotiator keynotes naturalization cer... [Published Saipan Tribune - Mar 23 2014]
At least $88.9M sought for territories [Published Saipan Tribune - Feb 17 2014]
GDP report: NMI economy grew 5.2 percent in 2012 [Published Saipan Tribune - Dec 02 2013]
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