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OTE visits Poki Yaki Saipan for a treat! The restaurant began in 2017 offering fresh poke bowls that are customizable. Similar to an ancient Hawaiian style of poke, the restaurant let’s people select the base of their choice (rice or mixed greens), the toppings, sauce, and protein which can either be tuna or salmon.

DLNR's Sea Turtle Program helps the CNMI's baby sea turtles make it to the ocean on the first night of their lives. Biba DLNR !

Check out the first episode of our new scuba diving mini-series, Saipan Below the Surface: The Grotto !! 🐠🌊🐙 Big thanks to our sponsors: Joeten Motor Company, Inc., Sergey Vekhov of @Speedy Tertle dive shop, and dive instructor/photographer/videographer Daisuke Yanai. And thanks so much Vlad Melnik for starring and Lia Manalo for your graphic design wizardry on the thumbnails! Shout out to the crew who made this project possible: Sophia Perez Austin Barcinas Tahj Salas Riane Capalad David Butterfield Music: Sam Cooke - Having a party (ProleteR tribute) EP edit https://soundcloud.com/…/sam-cooke-ha... #SaipanBelowTheSurface #Grotto #Saipan #Marianas #Scubadiving #AroundtheIslands

Authentic Middle Eastern Shawarma on plate – Happy Easter CNMI Caravan, a middle eastern local restaurant in Saipan, has been serving the island with authentic middle eastern cuisine since 2012. According to the owner, Salam Younis, when his father started the restaurant and bakery, he grabbed the opportunity to share his traditional food with the island. #SupportLocal #JoetenInitiative2020 Out To Eat is, Produced by: Riane Capalad Edited by: Austin Barcinas Shot by: Tahj Salas, Austin Barcinas, and David Butterfield Photo grabs from: Lexi Zotomayor Blog

In honor of women's month, Around the Islands is so proud to feature eight of the many creative and inspirational females of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands! **Please find artist contact info below: Meena Benavente IG: @therusticplumeria Cinta M. Kaipat ocw.cinta@gmail.com Analee Villagomez 670 789 6772 analeelaffet@gmail.com iG: pueshafa YouTube: Analee PuesHafa Ashley Reiko FB: Pualani Crown pualanicrown@gmail.com IG: @pualanicrown Kim Mendiola kimendiola@gmail.com IG: @kimendiola Maria Manalo IG: @telefon_halaihai Tokie Mojica jeraeoao@gmail.com Ciana Faisao FB: Cianas Creations IG: @cianascreations670

Just last year, Around the Islands published our very first episode about sailing to the 2019 Pika Festival. ❤🙌🏼🌶⛵ We'll be at Pika 2020 this weekend - what a wild year it's been!

Here’s some easy Gollai Hagun Suni local recipe you can try at home! (Good for dips, titiyas, fish, and meat) Stay healthy and enjoy!

WWII history buff Yoneko Sakairi Barcinas and historian/translator Jack Kileleman lead a tour around Saipan, sharing Japanese soldiers' stories that Sakairi Barcinas has picked up first hand in her over 20 years of research Listen to the full Around the Islands podcast here: https://around-the-islands.pinecast.co https://soundcloud.com/user-825356956 Look us up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and most other podcast carriers B-Roll - Islandesque by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Around the Islands covers the CNMI's biggest PRIDE celebration ever, including the unveiling of Micronesia's first rainbow crosswalk. Thanks to our sponsors, Allstar Sporting Goods and Boarderline Listen to the full Around the Islands podcast here: https://around-the-islands.pinecast.co https://soundcloud.com/user-825356956 Look us up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and most other podcast carriers B-Roll - Islandesque by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

The Chamorro and Refaluwasch people of the NMI stand in solidarity with the Native Hawaiians protecting Mauna Kea. Special thanks to: Ivan Blanco, Lino Olopai, Pete Perez, Leisha Deleon Guerrero, Sheila Babauta, LJ Castro, Cinta Kaipat, Analee Villagomez, Kimberlyn King-Hinds, Leni Leon, David Butterfield, and Austin Barcinas Drone in D by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Navajo Night by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Tinian's iconic sign sports sunset silhouettes Gonna Start (Version 1) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Tinian's San Jose Church was destroyed by Super-Typhoon Yutu. The Friends of San Jose Church are determined to raise $1.7 million to rebuild it. Follow the link below to donate: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=... I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/honor/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

In this episode, host Jack Doyle talks to Joe and Ray Delacruz, brothers and members of the Tinian Cattleman's Association, about their organization and what makes Tinian beef so good. Around the Islands is created by Sophia Perez and Jack Doyle and produced by Marianas Variety.

Saipan's 2019 International Festival of Cultures celebrated and promoted the diversity of the CNMI community. UpRooted "Mistaken" From Music of the Marianas 11th World Productions www.musicofthemarianas.com

Several members of the Tinian community discuss what restricted airspace and military training ranges could mean for Tinian's culture, economy, and natural resources.

"We weren't afraid of a little rain. What we were afraid of was the drop-off; a small rock rising out of the surf in, by all accounts, shark-infested waters." Around the Islands is created by Sophia Perez and Jack Doyle

"We finally got to the first cave. But Vlad said the WWII artifacts were in the cave next door. We would have to crawl through a tiny hole in the wall to get there." Special thanks to our sponsor, Joeten Motor Company, Inc.! Vladislav Melnik, Sophia Perez, Austin Barcinas, David Butterfield Artifact - The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Echoes of Time v2 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Introducing Marianas Variety’s latest cooking show “FinaTinas” exploring local dishes with your host Tina!

Good times or bad, the people of #Tinian celebrate culture, identity, and local cuisine (🔥) every year at the #PikaFestival. We are so grateful for and inspired by their strength and positivity, particularly during these tough times for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Biba Tinian ! 2020 Pika Fest was so fun ! 🔥🌶️🏖️💪 Big thanks to our sponsors Joeten Motor Company, Inc., Natural Nail Spa, and My Marianas (Marianas Visitors Authority) and everyone who helped this episode happen, including Joany Flores, Bob Taguchi, Representative Luis John DLG. Castro, Martin Duenas, Vicente Salas II, Captain Ernest Rangemar and crew of the Super Emerald, and of course, the Tinian community! Starring/created by: Sophia Perez Riane Capalad Austin Barcinas Tahj Salas & David Butterfield

Spondylus was used for food, clothing, and jewelry by ancient peoples across the Pacific and throughout the world. But what is spondylus, and what does it mean to us here in the Marianas today?