Additional flights, ferry for Tinian Scorching Pepper Pageant | Way of life


(MVA) —  Star Marianas Air, in cooperation with the Marianas Guests Authority and the Tinian Mayor’s Workplace, will lengthen its regular hours of operation in the course of the 17th  Annual Tinian Scorching Pepper Pageant on Feb. 13-14, 2021.  As well as, restricted ferry service may also be out there.

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On Feb. 12-14, Star Marianas scheduled flights can be prolonged by 4 hours, with the final flights leaving Tinian at 9:30 p.m.  Flights will go away Saipan hourly on the high of the hour (beginning at eight a.m.) and go away Tinian on the backside of the hour (beginning at eight:30 a.m.).

The ferry is on the market on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, departing Saipan at 10 a.m. and departing Tinian at eight p.m. on each days. The Tremendous Emerald ferry will depart from the Commonwealth Ports  Authority  dock  in  Decrease  Base,  Saipan.    Passengers  should  verify  in  one  hour  earlier than departure.  Departure time is immediate however could change based mostly on ocean situations.

Ferry spherical journey value is $40 for ages three and older.  For a method, the fee is $20 for ages three and older.  The ferry is free for youngsters ages Zero-2.  Advance ticket buy is required and can be accommodated on a primary come, first served foundation.  Ticket purchases could also be made on the MVA workplace in Saipan.  Money funds solely can be accepted.

Due  to  capability  restrictions,  Pika  50Okay  Bike  Race  members  solely  with  proof  of registration may have a reserved ferry to Tinian on Feb. 12.

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A collection of well being security measures really helpful by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and Covid-19 Process Drive can be carried out on the pageant.    The Division of Public Safety will handle the entry of and take the temperature of all attendees on the pageant website who can be issued a wristband as soon as cleared every day   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 stop direct contact between distributors and clients.  Tent seating can be six ft aside by household or group.

The pageant can be held from Four-11 p.m. on Feb. 13 and from Four-11 p.m. on Feb. 14.  The Pika 50Okay Bike Race at 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, funded by the Tinian Mayor’s Workplace, with money prizes for 1st, 2nd, and third  locations in a number of classes.  Bikers could contact Daybreak Sarmiento at or 287-3667 to register.

“We’re happy to announce the extension of pageant hours up till 11 p.m. on each nights, and we thank each Star Marianas and the Commonwealth Ports Authority for making the prolonged flight hours potential,” mentioned MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo.  “We hope guests to Tinian will select to remain in a single day and maybe get pleasure from some tenting whereas they’re there.”

The pageant, affectionately knowns as “Pika Fest” amongst locals (“pika” means spicy), pays homage to Tinian’s small however well-known “donne sali” sizzling pepper. Actions will embrace meals gross sales,  dwell  leisure,  competitions,  arts  and  crafts  gross sales,  and  extra.    The  18th   Tinian Municipal Council will co-sponsor prizes for the female and male classes of the crowd- favourite sizzling pepper consuming contest.  Different competitions will embrace “estafao pika” (spicy stew) cooking, cha-cha, tug-of-war, “umang” (hermit crab) race, sack race, and a home-made canoe race.

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The Tinian Scorching 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 Lodge, Tinian Road Motel, Fleming Lodge, Inexperienced Lion Home Lodge, and the Marpo Valley Inn.  Free tenting is on the market at Kammer Seashore, Taga Seashore (bogs, barbecue pits, and out of doors showers out there) and on the adjoining Tachogna Seashore (bogs, barbecue pits, and indoor showers out there).

For  extra  data,  contact  Tinian  subject  operations  supervisor  Vida  Borja  at 433.9365 or e-mail or MVA neighborhood tasks supervisor Martin Duenas at 664-3200 or e-mail


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