Some officers of the Society for Human Resources Management NMI Chapter join U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services district director David Gulick, fourth left, and his team for a group photo after USCIS’ presentation yesterday at the Pacific Islands Club’s Charley’s. (Ferdie de la Torre)

HEADLINES

‘USCIS seriously considering options’

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is seriously considering options pertaining to the CW-1 transitional visa cap crisis in the CNMI, according to USCIS associate counsel Ami Shah. Shah disclosed that right now they are taking into account the situation here in the CNMI “We are definitely aware of the situation,” Shah said, referring to the CW-1 cap crisis. The associate counsel, however, stated that she can’t give specific answers to the questions if USCIS has any quick fix to...

Featured Stories

DNC platform pleases island nations in attendance

PHILDELPHIA—As Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention kicked off, the majority of delegates from the U.S. Pacific territories are throwing their support behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Island delegates echoed their content with the Democrat’s...

‘Let people vote on marijuana issue’

Sen. Sixto K. Igisomar (R-Saipan) has pre-filed Senate Bill 19-106 or an act to regulate marijuana in the CNMI, ratifying it to have the people decide on his legislative measure. SB 19-106 first needs to become law before it could be included in a referendum. There’s a...
Posted On Jul 27 2016

Brothers attending top federal service academies

Aaron Tiger Lee decided to join the United States Naval Academy after being inspired by his older brother, Jake Tiger Lee, who is enrolled at West Point. Jake, 21, and Aaron, 18, are both attending the nation’s top federal service academies after graduating from Saipan Southern...

Other Local News

Community to learn about projects supported by Tourist Attraction Fund

HAGÅTÑA, Guam—Various nonprofit organizations receiving pass-through appropriations from the Tourist Attraction Fund will be given the opportunity to appraise the public of the outcomes of their grant funding. Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes will hold an informational hearing on...

Sports

CNMI blows out Guam, Yap

The CNMI Junior Nationals became the instant favorites in the 2016 U17 Micronesian Basketball Tournament after crushing Guam and Yap in their first two games at the Palau National Gymnasium in Koror. The Commonwealth cagers debuted in the MBT last Monday...

Business

‘Social Security pumps $28.8M into NMI economy’

Social Security pumped $28.8 million into the CNMI’s economy last year, according to SS Administration District Manager-Saipan Bridgette Camacho. Camacho disclosed that 2,750 people in the Commonwealth received $20.9 million from SS benefits in 2015,...

Opinion

Pinadesen Diskuidu

Gi konbetsasion-hu yan tautau-ta siha gi señgsoñg mampos chagu` sentimentun niha yan liñguahen manma-elihe gi hegsu imperadot I Deni`. Mapañot 20 años sin subida (hatsada) gi sueddon niha mientras ma-apagaye kumahulu` presiun mantension familia siha gi...

Letters to the Editor

We can’t escape racism

Racism is like a viral disease. It can spread so fast and affect the many lives of people. Racism to me is about people judging others on how they look and talk. Racism is passed down to younger generations all of the time. We can’t escape racism. It will...