(MVA) — Covid-19 security protocols and different mitigation measures have been set for the seventeenth Tinian Scorching Pepper Competition on Feb. 13-14, 2021.
Regardless of 5 months of no group transmission of Covid-19 within the Marianas, the Marianas Guests Authority will implement a sequence of measures advisable by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and Covid-19 Activity Pressure on the pageant.
“Public well being and security stays a prime precedence at this 12 months’s Tinian Scorching Pepper Competition,” mentioned MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “In cooperation with the Tinian Mayor’s Workplace and the assorted companies in Tinian, we’re working to make this 12 months’s pageant a protected and profitable one.”
The Division of Public Security will handle the entry of and take the temperature of all attendees on the pageant web site. Handwashing stations might be put in across the occasion space, and attendees are required to put on face masks. Clear shields might be put in in any respect cubicles to stop direct contact between distributors and prospects.
This 12 months’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 might contact Daybreak Sarmiento at 287-3667 to register.
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 embody meals gross sales, stay leisure, competitions, arts and crafts gross sales, and extra. The pageant might 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 sizzling 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 underneath consideration due to price range constraints.
The Tinian Scorching Pepper Competition might 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 out there at Kammer Seashore, Taga Seashore (bathrooms, barbecue pits, and outside showers obtainable) and on the adjoining Tachogna Seashore (bathrooms, barbecue pits, and indoor showers obtainable).
For extra data, contact Tinian area operations supervisor Vida Borja at 433-9365 or e-mail email@example.com
You may additionally contact MVA group tasks supervisor Martin Duenas at 664-3200 or electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org