U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians safely pull out yesterday a 500-lb aircraft bomb that was found 10 feet underground by construction workers of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s ongoing sewerline project on the shoulder of Isa Drive near the Mobil gas station in Chalan Kiya. The bomb was relocated to the bomb pit in Marpi. (Derek Gersonde)

HEADLINES

Board gains control of CHCC

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signed into law on Saturday two measures, including one that sets up a governing board for the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., before leaving for Washington, D.C. to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. House Bill 19-186, HD1, an act that would establish a Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board of trustees, is now Public Law 19-78. Torres also signed a bill removing the tenure of board officers under the Board of Professional Licensing; the bill is...
Posted On Jan 18 2017

Featured Stories

Rookie cop allegedly beats up cop wife

A rookie police officer was arrested for allegedly beating up his wife, who is also a police officer, inside their car along Beach Road in Susupe on Friday night. Ramon Saures Kaipat, 38, who is assigned at the Kagman police substation, was arrested for assault and battery and...

CARE: 307 families still without safe homes

A total of 307 families on Saipan are still without safe and sustainable housing, nearly a year and a half after Super Typhoon Soudelor devastated the islands, according to the non-profit group Commonwealth Advocates for Recovery Efforts. That roughly equates to more than 1,000...
Posted On Jan 18 2017

Palacios wants Torres to rescind support of marine sanctuary

Senate President Arnold I. Palacios (R-Saipan), who is currently the acting governor of the CNMI, opposes a proposal to overlay the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument with another protected designation—this time as a marine sanctuary—and wants Gov. Ralph DLG Torres to...
Posted On Jan 18 2017

Other Local News

Luta owners agree to settle 3 claims for over $600K

The owners of cargo ship M/V Luta have reached a settlement agreement to pay over $600,000 to the three parties that intervened in Japanese investor Takahisa Yamamoto’s lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog and the vessel’s owners. Attorney William M. Fitzgerald disclosed...

Business

Kanani Sablan is named Kanoa HR manager

Asia Pacific Hotel Inc., which operates both the Fiesta Resort &Spa Saipan in Garapan and Kanoa Resort in Susupe, announced yesterday the promotion of Kanani Sablan as the new human resources manager at the Kanoa Resort, effective immediately. Sablan...

Opinion

Kareran Lehislatura

`Nai ta huchum i uttimu pahinan 2016, dispues ta baba i primet pahinan 2017, ta soda` mismu asuntu ni hagas tafana`. I sakan ha` matulaika. Guaha mohon esperansa (hope) para tinilaikan mas libianu na linala` para i publiku? Seguruyu` na i ineppe ñañgon...

Letters to the Editor

Anticruelty legislation

Let me wade into this cruelty to animals legislation issue. I am, of course, all for it, but I do have some thoughts on the matter. Animals are considered “chattel” the world over. Chattel is a legal term for possession. Legally, an animal is...