LIBERATION DAY PARADE: A color guard from the Third Marine Division, based in Okinawa, Japan, marches during Guam’s annual Liberation Day Parade in Hagatna, Guam, last Friday, July 21. The 2017 Guam Liberation Parade celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Guam from Japanese occupation by U.S. forces during World War II. (U.S. NAVY/MCS3 DANIEL WILLOUGHBY)

HEADLINES

AG takes over CUC engine procurement

Acting governor Arnold T. Palacios extended once more the emergency declaration for the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. and delegated the authority to procure a power engine to Attorney General Edward Manibusan. Palacios cited the lack of a functioning board of directors as well as a technical worker crisis as the main reasons for Friday’s emergency declaration. Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is in Hawaii to meet with officials from the office of economic adjustment under the U.S. Department of...

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DPL ready to award homestead lots on Pagan

The Department of Public Lands has completed its mapping work for the agricultural homestead program on Pagan and is now ready to award homestead lots to the island’s residents who want to go back there and cultivate their lots. According to DPL Secretary Marianne Teregeyo, a...

House numbering system in the works

First, Saipan’s streets got named. Next up will be house numbers. The Saipan Mayor’s Office is now working on a house numbering system for the island, according to special assistant Henry Hofschneider. That means assigning a number to every house and building on Saipan for the...

Rookie cop arrested for DUI

A rookie police officer was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly crashed his sports car while intoxicated, while a drunk police cadet was also apprehended on Sunday midnight for allegedly eating chips and other food without paying for them at a gas station and challenging...

Other Local News

CHCC: Building resilience against climate change

To build resilience against climate change, or BRACE, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. is collaborating with stakeholders to engage with the community on prevention and emergency preparedness for climate-related health threats.  CHCC chief executive officer Esther Muña said that...

Sports

Villacrusis sets PBT in Hungary

Christian Villacrusis earned a new personal best time in the 100m breaststroke event after debuting in the 17th FINA World Championships last Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. Villacrusis raced on Lane 3, Heat 1 of the preliminaries and completed the two-lap...

Business

Hix is Young Professional of the Year

Nola Hix, along with other club members, were presented with awards last Saturday at the second anniversary shindig of the Marianas Young Professionals, or MYPros, called the White Sand Gala at the Surf Rider Restaurant. Hix, who is a Xerox Corp....

Opinion

Take control: Reduce your risk of pre-diabetes and diabetes

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 86 million Americans (about 1 in 3 people) have pre-diabetes, which is a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are elevated but not high enough to be diagnosed as...

Letters to the Editor

Ahead of the times

I have always dwelled “ahead of the times” and it is truly a blessing to have this talent. But too many people have chosen to do all they can to make sure my talents were not used to help the CNMI, thus my only resolve was to tell them “I told you so”!...