ANTI-DRUNK DRIVING: Police officers, along with community volunteers, perform a Christmas carol at the Commonwealth Superior Court in Susupe on Dec. 9. The activity is actually intended to raise awareness about drunk driving. (Michael T. Santos)

HEADLINES

Air Force chooses Tinian divert

The U.S. Air Force signed yesterday the Record of Decision selecting the Tinian International Airport as the location for its planned divert activities and other exercises. The decision was the result of months of back-and-forth between the U.S. Department of Defense officials and the CNMI government. The decision to choose Tinian for divert activities and initiatives was based on a review of the National Environmental Protection Act, the CNMI Final Environmental Impact System, and a series...
Posted On Dec 09 2016

Featured Stories

Santos: CHCC board will be apolitical

Transforming the character of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board would not affect how the corporation would be run. At least that’s what Senate Health and Welfare Committee chair Sen. Teresita Santos (R-Saipan) believes. Santos assured yesterday that House Bill 19-186 would...

‘Proposed CW cap hike would offset worker losses’

If ever the proposed increase in the numerical limit of the CNMI-Only Transition Worker Nonimmigrant Visa or CW1 program becomes a law, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres believes it would more than make up for the shortage of U.S. qualified workers in the CNMI. Delegate Gregorio Kilili C....
Posted On Dec 09 2016

GAO reps in the thick of scoping out NMI issues

Future prospects of the CNMI’s workforce remains uncertain even with research done by representatives of the U.S. Government Accountability Office for submission to Congress. The Saipan Chamber of Commerce assisted GAO in gathering the data, with the deadline of the draft or...
Posted On Dec 09 2016

Other Local News

CoCo Restaurant burglarized

Coco Restaurant employees were shocked last Wednesday morning to find out that their establishment had been robbed. Cameras within the building showed several unidentified men going about the restaurant and taking several items between the times of 1:30am and 2:30am. One of the...

Sports

Welch, Villacrusis drop times anew

The CNMI’s Salofi Welch and Christian Villacrusis picked up where they left off as they surpassed their entry times again on Day 2 of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada. Villacrusis and Welch, who broke their seed times in the...

Business

Docomo Pacific hosts job fair

Docomo Pacific hosted a job fair yesterday at the Fiesta Resort & Spa to fill up 20 job openings. Saipan’s second undersea fiber optic cable, Atisa, is expected to result in high speed Internet and an abundance of jobs to support the services. “Atisa...

Opinion

General Tso and the Big Mac

If you’re doing things right, you gained as much weight as possible in November so that you have a good base to build on for December’s feasts. I am pleased to provide leadership by example on this note. Well, maybe “pleased” isn’t the right term, but...

Letters to the Editor

I donut niid edukashun; I hab kommon cents

Part of a series. We take a short-term view of the economy and money—we lease our land. Off-islanders take a longer view—they lease our land but create cash-generating business machines. We thought we did well selling the casino license and leasing land...