GOLD SPONSOR: With its donation of $5,000, Bank of Guam is one of the gold sponsors of the 40th Annual Conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium, which is hosted by the Public School System, Northern Marianas College, and RTI International. Bank of Guam is also providing conference bags and other materials for the conferees. From left, NMC director of Institutional Effectiveness Jackie Che, PSS OPT Program manager Kimo Rosario, BOG VP/Branch manager Marcie Tomokane, BOG’s Larry Philip, Education Commissioner Dr. Rita Sablan, NMC External Relations director Frankie Eliptico, NMC School of Education director Charlotte Cepeda, and San Vicente Elementary School principal Paulette Sablan. (Contributed Photo)

HEADLINES

Remaining charges vs ex-DPS chief dismissed

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho yesterday issued separate orders, dismissing without prejudice the remaining charges against former Department of Public Safety commissioner James C. Deleon Guerrero and former police officer Jesse S. Concepcion. Dismissal without prejudice means the Office of the Attorney General may re-file the charges. In his order, Camacho said he finds no probable cause as to the charge of conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree...

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Labor calls for more fed resources, info-sharing on CW transition

Department of Labor Secretary Edith DeLeon Guerrero says the CNMI’s current practice of having to file Freedom of Information Act requests so that the federal government divulges crucial labor data on the contract worker program has got to end, urging for more seamless and open...

‘Social Security pumps $28.8M into NMI economy’

Social Security pumped $28.8 million into the CNMI’s economy last year, according to SS Administration District Manager-Saipan Bridgette Camacho. Camacho disclosed that 2,750 people in the Commonwealth received $20.9 million from SS benefits in 2015, while another 1,033 received...

‘Overcrowded prisons, high cost of justice system are reaching crisis proportions’

Overcrowded prisons and the high cost of the justice system have reached crisis proportions across the nation, according to U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the CNMI Alicia Anne Garrido Limtiaco. Limtiaco cited that in 2010 alone, the annual cost to maintain local,...

Other Local News

20 win $250 GCs for 2016 LibDay weekend

Twenty lucky customers each won $250 worth of gift certificates in last week’s raffle drawing of the Procter & Gamble-Joeten Anniversary promo. The contest was conducted for Joeten’s 67th year and it ran from May 18 to June 22. The raffle draw was simultaneously held at...
Posted On Jul 01 2016

Sports

Lee fights off pain, enters semis in Fiji

A hurting Carol Lee moved closer to her first ITF Juniors title as she notched a semis berth in the singles event of the 2016 Oceania Open Junior Championships yesterday in Fiji. Lee swept Japan’s Yuna Ohashi, 6-1, 6-2, to barge into the Final Four where...

Business

‘Social Security pumps $28.8M into NMI economy’

Social Security pumped $28.8 million into the CNMI’s economy last year, according to SS Administration District Manager-Saipan Bridgette Camacho. Camacho disclosed that 2,750 people in the Commonwealth received $20.9 million from SS benefits in 2015,...

Opinion

The First of July

He was proud to be named Julio, with the “J” pronounced like an “H” in “Hulyo” as in “Jaime” with the aspirated “H” for the “J.” He also did not mind being called a “Julius” though he quickly claimed he was no Csar for Caesar. But he and his girlfriend...

Letters to the Editor

Perennial road problem

An important published article appears on June 30, 2016, issues of both the Saipan Tribune and Marianas Variety that addresses the perennial road problem at the Kanat Tabla area. With FEMA approved grant money, the administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torrres...