Attorney Mark Hanson fields questions from concerned contract workers during an informal question-and-answer forum organized at the Garapan Roundhouse yesterday. (Dennis B. Chan)

HEADLINES

CW parents with expiring permits face tough choices

Jasmine Kang, 9 years old, has two parents on expiring contract worker permits that, given existing federal procedure amid a contract worker cap that has been reached this year, will have to leave island within the next three months with a return to island uncertain. Kang joins an unknown number of children whose parents have permits expiring before Sep. 30, 2016, will be forced to leave the Commonwealth, after the federal government announced last month that it had reached the its cap of...

Featured Stories

Wildfire burns over 90 acres of vegetation on Capital Hill

A huge wildland fire swept about 90 to 100 acres of vegetation on Capital Hill, Wireless Ridge, and Talafofo for over 24 hours starting Monday afternoon to last night. A separate bush fire also broke out yesterday in Papago. As of 6pm, the fire was still raging in Wireless Ridge...

Judge denies PTSA’s motion to intervene for appeal

Citing that there is no longer anything to appeal, U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona denied Tanapag Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association’s motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed by U.S. Navy veteran David J. Radich and his wife, who...

Kagman High valedictorian aims to return a teacher

Lilly Jean King Bautista would begin the new chapter of her life at Utah State University this Fall semester aiming to return to the CNMI a full-fledged teacher. She said that giving her service back to the Public School System is her way of thanking all who helped her reach her...
Posted On Jun 01 2016

Other Local News

Commerce touts progress on 5-year economic strategy report

Department of Commerce Secretary Mark Rabauliman said yesterday that they are in the process of reviewing and approving a “ranking matrix” for economic projects in the CNMI based on their overall importance as part of a five-year economic development plan currently at work on....

Sports

Red Sox boost bid for last finals berth

The Red Sox remained in contention for the last finals berth in the Junior League division of the 2016 Saipan Little League Baseball after defeating the Braves, 10-7, in their playoff game last Monday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. A...

Business

Ex-CIA director named to Imperial Pacific’s new advisory committee

Investment giant Imperial Pacific International Holdings, Ltd. the mother company of Best Sunshine International, Ltd., announced in a May 16 filing that former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Robert James Woolsey has been appointed...

Opinion

Maliñgun Tradision

Tradision i modun linala` ni mapasa papa` hinerasion pot hinerasion. Adumididi` ma-adelanta, siglu pot siglu, gi halom kinalamten linala` espirituat, kuttura, finacho`chu` i grupu, sakrifisiu, ekspirensia, yan hinanau todu. Hu akanteha este na asuntu pot...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Uncle Sam,

We are not really related by blood but I grew up hearing your name from my father. In the years that I was growing up back in our house, my father would tell us stories about you. I imagine from those stories that our ties are very strong because you have...