ARRESTING GEAR: WEST FIELD, Tinian—U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadrons 171 and 172, both currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, use a jackhammer to drive a stake into the ground as part of the M31 Marine Corps expeditionary arresting gear system installation in preparation for Valiant Shield 2014. Arresting gear is used to stop aircraft quickly in case they land on a short runway or experience an emergency. Valiant Shield is a biennial exercise that focuses on training that enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces. (U.S. MARINE CORPS/CPL. DAVID A. WALTERS)


‘CNMI opposes CUC receivership’

Inos, lawmakers, CUC: Violations caused by contractor, not CNMI
by Haidee V. Eugenio
Gov. Eloy S. Inos made clear to lawmakers yesterday afternoon his administration’s plan to oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request for the federal court to appoint a receiver to implement some of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s projects, among other things. Lawmakers backed the governor’s position during a closed-door meeting that was also joined by CUC executive director Alan Fletcher on Capital Hill. EPA had also asked the court to find CUC in breach of stipulated… Read More»

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Igisomar is GOP’s bet for special election

Glenna SP Reyes comes extremely close to getting top spot
by Haidee V. Eugenio
Commerce Secretary and Lottery Commission chair Sixto Kaipat Igisomar bested three other individuals last night to become the Republican Party’s official candidate for a Nov. 4 special election for a Saipan senatorial seat. The special election will fill a Senate seat vacated by… Read More»

Jurors begin deliberations in Roberto case

by Ferdie De La Torre
The fate of 41-year-old Raymond B. Roberto is now in the hands of 12 jurors that began deliberating yesterday afternoon in federal court. With no verdict yet, the jurors will resume their deliberation this morning, Tuesday. In the U.S. government’s closing arguments that lasted… Read More»

US forces sink former USS Fresno

by Contributing Author
PACIFIC OCEAN—Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno at 3:15pm yesterday in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014. The participating sinking exercise units included the U.S. Navy, Air Force… Read More»


Dough Boys, KFC dominate foes

Two more teams had winning debuts in the opening week of the 2014 BANMI Youth League. Dough Boys and Kentucky Fried Chicken barged into the win column early after prevailing in their U18 and U21 matches, respectively, last Friday at the Gilbert C. Ada… Read More»


BoG founding board member resigns

HAGATNA, Guam—Bank Guam Holding Co. has received and accepted the voluntary resignation of one of its founding board members, Dr. Luis G. Camacho. Dr. Camacho, one of Guam’s first dentists and its first orthodontist, served on a number of boards,… Read More»


Remembering America’s 9/11 and the CNMI’s WWII civilian casualties

Caught in a war not of their making” illustrates quite vividly the tragic moment in modern American history at New York’s World Trade Center Twin Towers 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, an historic event considered one of America’s darkest moments in… Read More»

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Man’amko news

I offer my congratulations to all new members of the Man’amko Council who won their seats recently in a competitive election. They gave us new hopes. The election has shown that the voters are getting smarter in their choices and want changes to take… Read More»