An Outer Cove Marina gangway has collapsed from a lack of rebar enforcement, raising questions about the safety of the other gangways at the cove. (Dennis B. Chan)

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Outer Cove Marina gangway collapse reveals poor design

The sudden collapse of a gangway at Outer Cove Marina on Wednesday revealed it was lacking in rebar reinforcement, according to Department of Land and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Seman yesterday. DLRN owns the infrastructure. Seman told Saipan Tribune yesterday that the other gangways may be “condemned.” “I might have to shut it down and tourists might be displaced,” he said. Saipan Tribune was at the cove yesterday and observed the first gangway approaching the cove collapsed and...

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Pilot NCD survey set for September

The Division of Public Health will be implementing a pilot survey for non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, starting Sept. 5 that will serve as the baseline survey on health in the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. chief executive officer Esther Muña announced the start...

Marpi Cemetery to open 2nd week of September

Saipan will finally have a solution to its lack of burial sites after Department of Land and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Seman said the Marpi Cemetery will finally open in the second week of September. “We’re happy that the cemetery is finally moving forward and it will...

Jurors now deliberating in marriage fraud case

The 12 federal jurors began deliberating yesterday afternoon in the ongoing trial of Qiong Lu Pua, a woman charged with three others of conspiring in a fraudulent marriage in order for two of them to obtain green cards. The jurors are going to resume their deliberations today,...

Sports

SUFA softball tourney in August

The SUFA Softball Association will be holding another slow-pitch softball tournament on Aug. 22 and 23 at the Capital Hill ball field. Players are advised to form their teams since there will be limited slots in the two-day weekend tournament. Cash and...
Posted On Jul 31 2015

Business

Green energy firm to turn on 1st solar energy system under its new program

Micronesia Renewable Energy, Inc.-CNMI will be flipping the switch and turn on the first CNMI home under its “Solar as a Service” zero money down program this Friday, July 31, at 12pm, at the home of Christopher Leon Guerrero in As Matuis, Saipan. At that...

Opinion

Blue moons, and all that

July was a rotten month, with both atmosphere and ocean conspiring to make things tough on the Commonwealth. The bad luck radiated to distant areas, too, and just when I thought I’d get out the month unscathed I wound up stranded in the desert when...

Letters to the Editor

We appeal to the community for help

I have been a part of the Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd. family for seven years now. There are no words to describe the beauty and passion that this company has for its people and the community as a whole. Since being employed here, all I’ve ever experienced...