Leon Guerrero, Torres meet in D.C.

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CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres and Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero met this morning prior to attending a luncheon meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Vice President’s residence in Washington D.C.

All with the two governors is First Gentleman Jeffrey Cook. The two governors discussed their joint efforts to seek exemptions for the CNMI and Guam from the federal government’s recent decision to exclude the Philippines from the H2-B visa program.

Details of the discussions were not immediately available.

The Philippines is a main source of skilled labor for Guam and the CNMI, where several construction projects have been put on brakes due to the visa crisis.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.