POST-WAR REMNANTS: Hikers stumble upon a B-29 Superfortress engine while trekking on Mt. Tapochao. This particular plane was used to drop food supplies into prisoners-of-war camps. On the day of the crash on Aug. 27, 1945, the plane had just come from an airfield in Pampanga, Philippines to pick up cargo parachutes. It was attempting to land on Isley Field on Saipan but the bad weather condition and poor visibility made it impossible. There were no survivors among the 10-member crew. (Bea Cabrera)

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New company to finish IPI project

A new company would continue the Imperial Pacific Resort project since contractor MCC International is already done with its part in building the multi-million dollar casino. That’s according to Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Edward Deleon Guerrero, who said he heard from a representative of Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC that another company would take over the next phase of the project. “Again, this is all what I’m hearing. I was informed that it would be a...
Posted On May 26 2017

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Federal agents arrest 1 more Beilida staff

Federal agents arrested on Monday night a staff of Beilida Overseas who was one of five indicted for allegedly harboring illegal workers who were busy on Pacific Imperial International CNMI LLC’s casino project in Garapan. Hongwei Ma was taken before the U.S. District Court for...

CW-1, labor issues discussed with PH govt team

Around 30 to 40 Filipino workers gathered yesterday night at the Kanoa Resort to raise labor and immigration concerns with a visiting team from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. The workers, with the help of Philippine honorary consul on Saipan Glicerio Arago, met...

Deleon Guerrero, Holley named to CUC board

Weston Thomas A. Deleon Guerrero and Matthew Holley were appointed to the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board yesterday, two weeks after Gov. Ralph DLG Torres sacked the previous board. The appointments of Deleon Guerrero and Holley will require the consent of the Senate. The...
Posted On May 26 2017

Other Local News

BREAKING NEWS: USCIS reaches CW-1 cap for fiscal year 2018

As of May 25, 2017, USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the maximum possible numerical limit (the “cap”) of workers who may be issued CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) visas or otherwise provided with CW-1 status for fiscal year (FY) 2018. Although the...

Sports

Falcons oust GSM, take finals seat

The Falcons eliminated pennant champion Go See Mark by pulling off another shocker, 6-5, in Game 2 of their best-of-three semis series in the 2017 Saipan Baseball League last Wednesday night at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. GSM, which swept...

Business

Ada earn investment fiduciary designation

HAGATNA, Guam—Martin B. Ada, chairman of the Marianas Public Land Trust board, has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF designation signifies...

Opinion

A view into 2018

Looking into the 2018 political contest makes for interesting sizing up of prospective candidates, especially as it relates to the most coveted seat here. You gauge the pulse of the community and you see two completely differing views. From within, you...

Letters to the Editor

A tourists-citizen act

Your attitude will always determine your altitude. This is wisdom our leaders need to adhere to when considering what to do about offering more protection for our tourists and citizens in the fight against crime and “ice” usage. If we have learned one...