FARMERS’ WEEK: Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signs a proclamation on Monday designating Aug. 14 to 19 as Farmers and Ranchers Week, ending the week with an Agricultural Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Garapan Fishing Base. (Kimberly A. Bautista)

HEADLINES

CHCC to insurance firms: Pay up

After accommodating insured patients to meet their needs, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. is now pushing health insurance companies to do their part and pay the hospital for services rendered. “We want to maintain our services and be available but we also want to get paid. We weren’t able to do that in the past because we were behind in our billings and in our payment postings,” said CHCC CEO Esther Muña. CHCC has now updated its billing records and that means their records are now...
Posted On Aug 16 2017

Featured Stories

Settlement Fund gets $30M

The CNMI government, through the Department of Finance, has remitted $30 million to the Settlement Fund, as part of its annual obligation to the retirees of the CNMI. According to Finance Secretary Larrisa Larson, the department has met its obligation this fiscal year to CNMI...

Torres keeps eye on N. Korea issue

The North Korea issue may be calming down, with its leader appearing to be holding off on an imminent launch of missiles into waters near Guam, but Gov. Ralph DLG Torres continues to monitor the situation. In a statement to Saipan Tribune, the Torres administration assured that...

Kilili: Choice providers triple for Marianas vets

After wrapping up a series of workshops on the Veterans Choice Program for veterans and dozens of local healthcare providers on Rota, Tinian, and Saipan last week, Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) announced yesterday that the number of community care providers...

Other Local News

DPW tops territories in FHWA financial management

The CNMI Department of Public Works has been commended for managing inactive Federal Highway Administration projects in fiscal year 2017. The Federal Highway Administration’s Hawaii Federal Aid Division lauded the CNMI for attaining a minimal percentage rating of 0.1 percent for...

Sports

Robbie Schorr survives scare

Robbie Schorr battled back from an opening set loss to remain unbeaten in the boys U16 singles event of the 2017 Pacific Oceania Junior Championships. Schorr bowed to Hirinaki Lo in the first set, 4-6, before sweeping the last two, 6-4, 6-1, to avoid the...

Business

Great Harvest opens first store in CNMI

Great Harvest Bread Co., which boasts of delicious bread from freshly ground wheat, opened its first store in the CNMI last Thursday. Located in Chalan Kanoa on Beach Road, the newest international franchise store to penetrate the Saipan market is open...
Posted On Aug 14 2017

Opinion

How low can you go?

We were on the same boat about four years ago. In 2013, North Korea was also rattling its saber, a paper tiger showing off its large teeth to Washington, D.C., and Washington, D.C. wringing its hands at the tantrum Kim Jong Un was throwing. The only...

Letters to the Editor

Passing thoughts

When intuition signals an approaching deluge beyond normal climatic tidal shift it means trouble ahead for these isles. It pays to keenly observe events unfolding in Japan and Asia and their implications here. Japan has begun plans to build and open her...