San Vicente Elementary School teacher Annabelle Sanchez welcomes her reading class with 4th graders to her classroom. (Bea Cabrera)

HEADLINES

Taitingfong found guilty

It took a Superior Court jury less than three hours yesterday to unanimously find 24-year-old Jodan Santos Taitingfong guilty of beating up a woman during a robbery at her Micro Beach Hotel apartment in Garapan on July 7, 2016. Taitingfong, who was found guilty of robbery and aggravated assault and battery, will be sentenced on Dec. 5, 2017. He faces a possible 20 years in prison for the robbery charge and 10 years for the aggravated assault and battery charge. Taitingfong appeared calm as...

Featured Stories

Bill to unfreeze wages goes to Torres

For the second time in a row, a reluctant Senate agreed yesterday to pass a $1.4-million appropriation bill, even after questions of funding sources went unanswered. House Bill 20-108 HD1, which seeks to allocate $1.4 million as lump-sum payment for the 330 active or inactive...

Count of Compact migrants to start soon

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Census Bureau has been officially tasked to carry out the next 5-year enumeration of migrants from the Freely Associated States. The next census, which will be implemented in Hawaii, Guam, the CNMI, and American Samoa, will occur in fiscal year 2018 and...

PSS: Opening day of classes was smooth

The CNMI Public School System opened its doors to new and returning teachers and students on Wednesday with an atmosphere of excitement, new beginnings, and new learning. San Vicente Elementary School welcomed a total of 649 students for school year 2017-2018, according to...
Posted On Aug 18 2017

Other Local News

‘NSDA helps students find their voice’

A consistent participant in National Speech and Debate Association competitions believe that these activities motivate young individuals to find their voice and speak up. During the Rotary Club of Saipan meeting last week at the Hyatt Regency Saipan, veteran NSDA participant...

Sports

Lee, Woo boost finals bid

An all-CNMI finals in the boys U14 singles event of the 2017 Pacific Oceania Junior Championships looms as Ji Min Woo and Sean Lee survived the quarterfinal round yesterday in Fiji. The No. 1 seed Woo moved one win away from advancing to the title match...

Business

TakeCare pays up

TAMUNING, Guam—For the past several weeks, TakeCare has been working closely with the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. in regards to claims from fiscal years 2012 to 2017. As a measure of good faith to assist CHCC with their operations, TakeCare has provided...

Opinion

The final run

Summertime is a season of travel and activity. And for this very reason it’s also the season to heed some wisdom from winter. One late December afternoon in upstate New York, back when I was a newbie skier, my father and I were shoving off for our last...

Letters to the Editor

Strange silence

The stillness and deafening silence seem to have descended everywhere. Is it the effect of that extraordinarily hot summer month? Or are we all waiting to get ready when they are ready to tell us “get ready” for nukes from NK? Is there an ominous message...