NEGLIGENT DRIVING Sgt. John Mendiola of Highway Patrol was at the right time and place when a car driven by tourists was cruising along the walkway along Beach Road. Mendiola apprehended the tourists who reasoned out that they thought the walkway was a road. Sgt. Mendiola caught the tourists driving on the pathway toward a lady walking her dog. The tourists apologized for their negligence. “It is not a road. If you take pictures when you drive here, other people from China will come and see this they will do it again.” The tourists were given a warning. “On the first violation, we teach them the traffic rules and so we give them a warning. Next time they do it, we then issue a traffic violation ticket.” Mendiola added. (Bea Cabrera)

HEADLINES

GAO says no CW = negative impact

Eliminating the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker visa classification would have a negative effect on the CNMI’s economy, especially with Saipan experiencing renewed growth buoyed by new investments. That’s according to the latest report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The visa classification known as CW1, which allows CNMI employers to hire foreign workers, would end in December 2019. Employers are expected by then to have already transitioned their foreign workers to...
Posted On May 22 2017

Featured Stories

Alleged driver in Marpi rob arrested

$100,000 cash bail imposed Police arrested on Saturday morning beach volleyball player Jazzy Rosokow, who was tagged as the driver of a rental car that was used during the robbery of three female tourists along Banzai Cliff Road in Marpi. Separately, acting Public Safety...

Ogumoro lambastes Fitial

Former Department of Public Safety deputy commissioner Ambrosio T. Ogumoro is now lambasting former governor Benigno R. Fitial for not helping him out with his attorney’s fee when he was charged for shielding then-attorney general Edward Buckingham from being served with penal...

4 NMC students obtain perfect GPA’s

Of the record-breaking 208 students that graduated from the Northern Marianas College last Saturday, a total of four were able to achieve a grade point average of 4.0, the highest rating a student may achieve. That automatically gave them summa cum laude honors during last...

Other Local News

3 lead SIS’ graduating class

Saipan International School’s Class of 2017 is noteworthy because three students have been named to the top of the class: class valedictorian Emily Li Frink and class salutatorians Natalie Diane Hardt and Cerinn Hwang. The three honorees led the school’s commencement ceremony for...
Posted On May 22 2017

Sports

Carol wins first Junior ITF title

The CNMI’s Carol Lee reached a milestone last weekend after clinching her first Junior ITF Circuit championship. Lee partnered with Skyler Marie Grace Grishuk of the U.S in beating Gabon’s Ella Avomo and Serbia’s Elena Gemovic in the doubles finals of the...

Business

Ada earn investment fiduciary designation

HAGATNA, Guam—Martin B. Ada, chairman of the Marianas Public Land Trust board, has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF designation signifies...

Opinion

Clicking with customers

Got $945? That’ll buy you one share of stock in Amazon.com. When it went public 20 years ago it was $18 share. This week marked the 20th anniversary of the public offering, so the whole Amazon thing has been in the news a lot. Are there lessons for...

Letters to the Editor

‘Prioritize creating CMAC’

Mayor of Tinian and Aguiguan Joey P. San Nicolas has every reason to be concerned for being ignored during the planning and execution of Operation Jeanne D’ Arc 2017, “a joint training exercise with French, British, and Japanese soldiers on Tinian,”...
Posted On May 18 2017