Disgruntled workers demand for their pay along with faster negotiations as they protested yesterday in front of the soon-to-open Imperial Pacific Resort in Garapan. (Erwin Encinares)

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CPA: USDOT has the final say

The Commonwealth Ports Authority stands by a resolution to suspend the entry of new international flights to the CNMI until it receives a response from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In an order issued by CPA executive director Christopher Tenorio yesterday afternoon, he said the suspension will stay “for an indefinite period” until a response is received from USDOT. The resolution, which the CPA board adopted on June 13, 2017, had said that the suspension of new international...
Posted On Jun 23 2017

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Lee Pan: I agree with HANMI

A lawmaker believes Beijing Airlines should be allowed to come to the CNMI since prior arrangements have given the airline the right to enter the islands. House Committee on Commerce and Tourism chair Rep. Joseph “Lee Pan” Guerrero (R-Saipan) also urged Gov. Ralph DLG Torres to...

‘Ice’ found in luggage of HK passenger

Inspectors intercepted methamphetamine or “ice” hidden inside an orange tube-like container in the luggage of a Hong Kong passenger at the Francisco C. Ada-Saipan International Airport early yesterday morning. Nairu Li, 45, male, was arrested for unlawful importation of a...

Workers say processing taking too long

Chinese workers erupted in protest again yesterday, expressing dismay over the imminent opening of the casino and the sluggish pace of negotiations between the companies and labor offices involved. They claimed that the first batch of workers got paid quickly compared to them....

Other Local News

An array of options at LibDay festival

Members of the 2017 Liberation Day Committee met with vendors yesterday to finalize details before the Liberation Day festival grand opening tomorrow night, Saturday. Over 30 people representing the vendors met with the committee yesterday at the Saipan Mayor’s Office. Some were...

Sports

Pros aim for faster, safer Tagaman finish

Anticipate the pro division in the 2017 Tagaman Triathlon 5150 to wrap up early this Saturday as seven triathletes are looking to complete the Olympic-distance course in a little over two hours. Korean Kaon Cho, who has been racing in the longest-running...

Business

Commerce urges businesses to submit prevailing wage survey

Since the training of enumerators that began in March, the CNMI Department of Commerce’s Central Statistics Division has been conducting the 2016 Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study and data collection from over 900 businesses. According to...

Opinion

Let’s arc to Arcturus

A few days ago I blew the entire day in a cafe soaking up caffeine, soaking up air conditioning, and soaking up a book that I wanted to finish. It was just getting dark by the time I left. When I was in the parking lot I looked up to see if any stars were...

Letters to the Editor

Statement

We are disappointed that Sen. Paul has chosen to file a lawsuit over what we consider to be family property. Paul’s claims are meritless, and we deny any allegation of wrongdoing. We have confidence in the judicial process, and will prevail. Priscilla M....