Jasmine Guanzon, center, receives a ceremonial check from T Galleria general manager Milan Rabold, right, and Make-A-Wish board member Eleanor Cabrera during the presentation last week at the Tom Picarro conference room inside the T Galleria office in Garapan. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

‘Nothing wrong with Fiji trip’

Officers of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board who were among those who went to Fiji with Gov. Ralph DLG Torres last week said they see nothing wrong with the trip they attended. CUC board chair Adelina Roberto and secretary Chris Concepcion told Saipan Tribune that the trip was a “learning trip” and a “fact-finding mission.” “We left here with the understanding that we are going to see the different alternative energy that the Fiji Electric Authority has, and how viable and economical...

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Jasmine flies to HK to be with mom

When she wrote to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jasmine Guanzon asked to have the chance to go to Hong Kong to spend some time with her mother who works there. She got more than what she wished for. The 18-year-old left for Hong Kong last Saturday to visit her mom, whom she hasn’t seen...
Posted On Feb 08 2016

Health advisory issued on Zika virus

A health advisory was issued by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. last week following the declaration of the World Health Organization for a “public health emergency of international concern” due to the effects of the Zika virus in Brazil. WHO director-general Dr. Margaret Chan...

Torres: Claims against govt are liabilities that will be addressed

The CNMI government is responsible for the millions of dollars in claims against it and will work to address these ongoing liabilities, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres told Saipan Tribune last week. Referring to a 2013 law to authorize the CNMI governor to negotiate with claimants for...

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Jasmine flies to HK to be with mom

When she wrote to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jasmine Guanzon asked to have the chance to go to Hong Kong to spend some time with her mother who works there. She got more than what she wished for. The 18-year-old left for Hong Kong last Saturday to visit her mom, whom she hasn’t seen...
Posted On Feb 08 2016

Sports

Aries FC nips Blue Ayuyus, 2-1

A better CNMI team played against Aries FC as the visiting squad from Japan won by only a point, 2-1, in their friendly game last Saturday at the Oleai Sports Complex Field. Takuta Ito and Toshi Hagasawa scored for Aries FC, while Chad Shankweiller hit...

Business

FHB reports 4Q net income of $63.6M

HONOLULU, Hawaii— First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii’s largest bank, today announced net income of $63.6 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015, an increase of 3.6 percent over the fourth quarter of 2014. Net income for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015,...

Opinion

The Donald in Ay Yo Way

However you slice it, “experts” were wrong. Media was too eager to project their “bias” that I wonder how much the projections were meant to influence “indifferent” America at the caucus in Iowa. The American political...

Letters to the Editor

Special election not discretionary but prescriptive

The lucid, penetrating, and incisive analyses by Saipan duo-writers Francisco Agulto and John Pangelinan on gubernatorial succession conform to their duty for a better informed citizenry over an opinion the local press treated as conclusory homily. I will...