FIRST DAY OF SERVICE: Students from Marianas High School apply a fresh coat of paint on the steps of the amphitheater area of the American Memorial Park last Saturday, Aug. 27, a day after the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The cleanup was dubbed First Day of Service and also saw the Office of Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan, Saipan Southern High School, Kagman High School, and other community groups and individuals take part in the voluntary work. (Erwin Encinares)

HEADLINES

DHS: Federal court no jurisdiction over CUC’s, CW workers’ lawsuit

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stated that the U.S. District Court for the NMI has no jurisdiction over the lawsuit filed by the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. and its 13 foreign workers affected by CNMI-only transitional workers (CW-1) cap. Johnson and co-defendants, through Department of Justice Office of Immigration assistant director Glenn M. Girdharry, filed on Saturday a motion to dismiss CUC and its 13 foreign workers’ lawsuit. Girdharry said the Administrative...

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Larson: Inos directly ordered transfer of funds to Luta Mermaid LLC

Department of Finance Secretary Larrisa Larson disclosed that when she transferred government funds to Luta Mermaid LLC she did so pursuant to a direct order of the then-governor, the late Eloy S. Inos. Luta Mermaid LLC owns M/V Luta, a 150-foot long 500-ton cargo ship. Larson...

Torres asks Senate to speed up passage of budget

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is asking the Senate to quickly pass the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 so he would have the chance to review and sign it before the Sept. 30, 2016 deadline. House Bill 19-196 or the budget act is now at the Senate after the House of Representatives...
Posted On Aug 30 2016

‘Schools need to be more cautious in spending’

CNMI State Board of Education member Marylou S. Ada is asking school principals and administrators to become cautious in spending their annual budget. She is advising that all schools should make an annual plan on the things they would need for the entire school year. Ada said...
Posted On Aug 30 2016

Other Local News

Free workshop on world geography through coins at JKPL

Local youths above 5 years old are invited to the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library in Susupe this Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10am to 11:30am in the Pacific Room. Come and learn the many countries of origin for foreign coins that were brought to Saipan. Each youth will be assigned actual...

Business

Local commercial a semifinalist in national bank competition

HAGATNA, Guam—The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Bank of Guam are proud to announce that the American Bankers Association (ABA) has named its “Bank of Guam Ifit 5K Run” commercial one of four semifinalists among nearly 400 entries in a...

Opinion

Poll: 72 pct pro-independent

A poll conducted by Marianas Agupa (radio program) here has some very interesting results. The question posted was: whom would you vote for this November? Some 72 percent said they’d be voting for Independent candidates, six percent aren’t voting and two...

Letters to the Editor

Our Covenant, our doom?

Sounds a little harsh? You bet it is. It’s a little short of grandstanding. But how else should we approach the root of the many problems we face today and as written, can potentially spell our doom in the future? With a handshake and a smile followed by...