Marvin Tamangided, the new CNMI State Teacher of the Year, speaks to the crowd after his name was announced at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort. He has been a teacher at Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr. Sr. High School for the last five years. (Dennis B. Chan)


Tamangided is Teacher of the Year

by Dennis B. Chan
Marvin Tamangided of the Dr. Rita Inos Jr. Sr. High School is the CNMI State Teacher of the Year for school year 2014-2015. Along with Tamangided, Norissa Camacho of Kagman High School was awarded the State Instructor of the Year, and Preston Basa of Marianas High School was awarded State Teacher Aide of the Year at a Public School System banquet at the Royal Taga Hall of Saipan World Resort Wednesday night. The three awardees topped a pool of 20 other candidates from all of the CNMI’s… Read More»

Featured Stories

Probable cause is found to file charges vs sex offender

by Ferdie De La Torre
Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho has found probable cause to file five charges against Jose Albert Santos, a registered sex offender who was arrested recently for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy since last month. At a preliminary hearing Wednesday… Read More»

Only Babauta takes part in ‘job interview’

by Mark Rabago
Like previous forums that featured gubernatorial candidates for the 2014 general elections, only former governor Juan N. Babauta took part in the Saipan Chamber of Commerce’s Gubernatorial Forum last night at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. Chamber president Alex… Read More»

NMDC backs reversal of ruling on voting rights

NMDC counsel Horey says Davis’ lawsuit ‘a case of a wolf in sheep’s clothing’
by Ferdie De La Torre
The Northern Marianas Descent Corp., a not-for-profit group, has submitted a brief supporting the Commonwealth Election Commission’s and Gov. Eloy S. Inos’ appeal to reverse the federal court’s ruling that would allow voters who are not of Northern Marianas descent to vote on… Read More»


Kagman returns to winning ways in MISO v’ball

Kagman High School returned to the winning column when it outlasted Saipan International School’s junior varsity side on Thursday night in the 2014 Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization Boys Volleyball League at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.… Read More»


United debuts new perks for top flyers in SF

CHICAGO— United Airlines has unveiled new check-in options for its most frequent travelers at San Francisco International Airport, enabling faster movement from the curb to the gate. The airline will open a new reception lobby for members of its… Read More»


Cognitive chips and candy bars

Halloween offers a combination of the fanciful with the traditional. Today I’m going to keep the fanciful angle but I’m going to shove aside the traditional in favor of the futuristic. This will involve looking at a gray area between the living and the… Read More»

Letters to the Editor

Dear fellow voters of the CNMI

As I write this letter, we are counting four days and some hours to cast our votes. As I close my eyes at night, I can hear my heart beat and I wonder why. After so many prayers and meditations, I finally realized that the future of the CNMI lies in the… Read More»