(MVA) — Covid-19 security protocols and different mitigation measures have been set for the seventeenth Tinian Sizzling Pepper Pageant on Feb. 13-14, 2021.
Regardless of 5 months of no neighborhood transmission of Covid-19 within the Marianas, the Marianas Guests Authority will implement a collection of measures really useful by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and Covid-19 Activity Power on the competition.
“Public well being and security stays a high precedence at this yr’s Tinian Sizzling Pepper Pageant,” mentioned MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “In cooperation with the Tinian Mayor’s Workplace and the varied businesses in Tinian, we’re working to make this yr’s competition a protected and profitable one.”
The Division of Public Security will handle the entry of and take the temperature of all attendees on the competition website. Handwashing stations can be put in across the occasion space, and attendees are required to put on face masks. Clear shields can be put in in any respect cubicles to forestall direct contact between distributors and clients.
This yr’s occasion will additionally embody the Pika 50K Bike Race, funded by the Tinian Mayor’s Workplace, with money prizes for 1st, 2nd, and third place in a number of classes. Bikers could contact Daybreak Sarmiento at 287-3667 to register.
The competition, affectionately knowns as “Pika Fest” amongst locals (“pika” means spicy), pays homage to Tinian’s small however well-known “donne sali” scorching pepper. Actions will embody meals gross sales, dwell leisure, competitions, arts and crafts gross sales, and extra. The competition can be held from 4-10 p.m. on Feb. 13 and from 4-10 p.m. on Feb. 14. The 18th Tinian Municipal Council will co-sponsor prizes for the female and male classes of the crowd-favorite scorching pepper consuming contest. Different competitions will embody “kadun pika” (spicy stew) cooking, cha-cha, tug-of-war, “umang” (hermit crab) race, and a home-made canoe race.
Ferry service between Saipan and Tinian is nonetheless beneath consideration due to funds constraints.
The Tinian Sizzling Pepper Pageant can be held on the Fiesta Grounds in San Jose, Tinian, adjoining to Kammer Seashore. Restricted lodge lodging can be found at Tinian Ocean View, Lorilynn’s Resort, Tinian Avenue Motel, Fleming Resort, Inexperienced Lion Home Resort, and the Marpo Valley Inn. Free tenting is offered at Kammer Seashore, Taga Seashore (bogs, barbecue pits, and outside showers obtainable) and on the adjoining Tachogna Seashore (bogs, barbecue pits, and indoor showers obtainable).
For extra info, contact Tinian subject operations supervisor Vida Borja at 433-9365 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You might also contact MVA neighborhood tasks supervisor Martin Duenas at 664-3200 or electronic mail email@example.com