Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee and National Committee of Asian American Republicans hosts "APA Presidential Inaugural Gala 2017" WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , UNITED STATES, January 11, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Trump-Pence Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee and the National Committee of Asian American Republicans to Host "Asian Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala 2017" WASHINGTON, DC, January 11, 2017: The Trump-Pence Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee and the National Committee of Asian American Republicans announces that they will be hosting an Asian Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala in honor of President-Elect Donald J. Trump as well as for the Asian Pacific Americans who have been nominated to serve in the new Trump Administration.
Twenty states this week began implementing minimum wage increases that are supposed to help 4.3 million workers . However, the damage from a prior minimum wage hike includes the bankrupting of Puerto Rico.
Everyone knows that America has 50 states and, uh, ...some other stuff. Scattered across the Pacific and the Caribbean, the "not-quite" states-American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands--are often forgotten, even by most Americans.
This week, twenty states began implementing minimum wage increases that were passed during 2016. As the country waits to see how these increased wages this will affect the economy, the U.S. territories have already provided us with a grim example.
The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold the 13th Annual Tinian Hot Pepper Festival on the picturesque island of Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, on Feb. 18-19, 2017. The 13th Tinian Hot Pepper Festival will be held over Presidents Day weekend on Feb. 18-19, 2017, highlighting the island's famously potent "donne sali" pepper.
On 2 January, APL and Guam celebrated the New Year with APL Saipan's maiden call at the Port of Guam, officially commencing the weekly service for the Guam Saipan Express service. The US flagged APL Saipan joins its sister ship, the US flagged APL Guam which first arrived in Guam a year ago.
An appellate court decision in a voting rights case in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands may weigh heavily on a similar lawsuit here at home on who can vote for Guam's political status. "This is basic civics; this is fundamental civics that everyone regardless of race has a right to vote," proclaimed Dr. Ron McNinch of the University of Guam.
The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold open auditions on Jan. 7, 2017, on Saipan for "Marianas-chan" to help promote the Northern Mariana Islands in Japan. The contest is open to U.S. citizen children ages 4-6 who reside in the CNMI.
Visitors arrivals to the Northern Mariana Islands catapulted 25 percent in November 2016 compared to November 2015. According to the Marianas Visitors Authority, arrivals to the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota registered 47,261 visitors in November 2016, compared to 37,870... The Superior Court has dismissed the claims against Lt.