First 902 report to president addresses CW issues  

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Special Representative Esther Kia’aina and the Northern Mariana Islands Special Representative, Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres, transmitted the 902 Consultations Report to Congressional leaders on Jan. 17. This is the first known 902 Consultation to result in a report to the president that has been transmitted to Congress since the Covenant was fully implemented in 1986.

The report is the culmination of eight months of office consultations, informal discussions and site visits to locations in the NMI. Recommendations from the special representatives included

  • extending the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW) Program . . .

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