THE Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, or GCEA, has launched a Marianas Village Pride campaign to showcase community spirit.

“All of us here [in the CNMI], wherever you grew up, whatever village [you are from], each and every one of us have pride in that village,” Gov. Ralph DLG Torres said on Friday.

"I think now [we are] just one step closer and one step deeper into showcasing why [we] have the [hearts] for where [we] grew up,” he added.

He believes that having pride in one’s village will result in more accountability in maintaining the cleanliness of the community.

He said it is also an opportunity for the villages to provide different activities that highlight their significance, including showcasing artistic talents and village products.

The governor said these will also enhance tourism, especially in the upcoming holiday season.

He noted that there will be several village competitions, including a Christmas decorating contest, in which schools, groups, residents, organizations, and businesses are invited to make the Marianas festive and beautiful by cleaning, beautifying, and decorating their homes, schools, community centers or basketball courts, village entrances, and businesses.

For its part, the Governor's Council of Economic Advisers or GCEA is collaborating closely with the mayors of Saipan, Rota, and Tinian, and the Public School System to promote the campaign in all schools and villages.

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