NEW PHONE BOOKS: Gov. Eloy S. Inos receives the first copies of the 2015 CNMI Phone Book from a representative of Yellow Pages Ink, the company tasked with printing out directories for both the CNMI and Guam. In receiving the new directories, Inos was quoted as saying, “They really did a good job with this! From the artwork to the information listed here, this year’s publication looks marvelous.” Also in photo is IT&E Customer Service manager Janice A. Tenorio. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)


Central govt gets disconnection notice

by Jayson Camacho
The CNMI’s central government has been issued disconnection notices for not being current with its utility bills, according to Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board chair David Sablan Jr. During a 10-minute recess in their board meeting yesterday, Sablan told reporters that disconnection notices have been issued to central government accounts, warning them that failure to pay their bills will make them subject to disconnection. The central government, together with the Public School System and… Read More»

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‘Apply eligible CWs for H1 visas now’

by Mark Rabago
Noted immigration lawyers Bruce Mailman from the CNMI and Nelson J. Xu from Guam have this important piece of advice to the islands’ employers: Start applying your eligible CW workers for H1 visas now. Speaking before yesterday’s Society for Human Resource Management CN… Read More»

Inos applauds Obama for signing HR 83

by Mark Rabago
President Obama finally signed the massive $1.1-trillion federal spending bill into law yesterday and with it, three provisions dealing with CNMI immigration were extended for another five years. Gov. Eloy S. Inos said the President’s signing of H.R. 83 could only help the… Read More»

Wiseman finds $170K as reasonable fee to lawyer, but not $782K

by Ferdie De La Torre
Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman yesterday found not reasonable a lawyer’s request for payment of $782,363.74 in legal fees for representing then-administrator of an estate that received a grand total of $2.8 million from the government for just compensation over… Read More»


4 age group swim records fall

Four age group records were set during the 2014-2015 NMISF Mid-Season Meet held last Saturday at the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool. Tsunami Swimming Center Saipan’s Kaito Yanai was the first one to make a new mark in Northern Mariana Island Swimming… Read More»


United rounds out 2014 with more than two dozen awards

CHICAGO—United Airlines continued in 2014 to create a more flyer-friendly experience for its customers, and the company ends the year with more than two dozen awards for its investments in customer products and services, technology and corporate… Read More»


The year in review (sort of)

It’s nearly time to close the books on 2014. How’d you do? Well, no matter how you did, I’ve got you covered today. We’ll start with the good, and then slide down to the other territory. As for the good, judging from reader correspondence from the… Read More»

Letters to the Editor

Policies are not plans

Your article of Dec. 17, 2014, concerning the hospital’s overall correction plan appears to suggest two issues. One, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has set forth explicitly the policies to guide CHC’s activity for full compliance with its… Read More»