CNMI, Guam to have a ‘stronger voice’
By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa
THE Marianas Working Group, an inaugural business collaboration between the CNMI and Guam concluded on Friday with a declaration that the islands will have“a stronger voice” on critical issues affecting both jurisdictions.
The two-day collaboration and cooperation concluded at 4 pm with recommendations from each working group.
Each group, composed of government agency representatives from from Guam and the CNMI, presented a completed policy agenda for consideration by both Governor Ralph Torres and Governor Eddie Calvo.
The policy agendas recommended by the working groups will guide future discussions and actions of the Marianas Working Group.
The participants were divided into seven groups to tackle issues, identify challenges, and come up with possible solutions to problems.
These groups were Labor and Education, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, Health and Food Security, Ports and Commerce, Homeland Security and Public Safety, Finance and Taxation and Land, Environment & Veterans Affairs.
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