The Mount Carmel School team poses for a picture after receiving the first place plaque during Friday’s CNMI mock trial competition at the CNMI Supreme Court. In front row, from left, are MCS president Galvin Deleon Guerrero, Joe Taijeron, Charles Brasington, Public School System Associate Commissioner Lynette Villagomez, Chief Justice Alexandro Castro, Justice John Manglona, and Justice Perry Inos. (Erwin Encinares)

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Aldan succumbs to heart attack

Northern Islands Mayor Jerome Kaipat Aldan died early Saturday morning after collapsing outside J’s Restaurant in Oleai. Aldan’s common law wife said the doctors at the Commonwealth Health Center told her that he died from a massive heart attack, pending an autopsy. Witnesses said Aldan and a friend stepped out of J’s Restaurant around 1:50am on Saturday after having a late dinner that was punctuated with jolly laughs over a bowl of soba. Moments later Aldan collapsed and was rushed to CHC....

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MCS wins mock trial tilt again

The team of Mount Carmel School dominated the 19th CNMI mock trial competition last Thursday and Friday to earn the right to represent the CNMI in the national championships in Hartford, Connecticut in May. MCS topped Grace Christian Academy, as well as Marianas High School,...

Manta Rays, Chamorro Bucks dominate JROTC drill meet

Reigning champions Saipan Southern High School and Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr. /Sr. High School succeeded in defending their titles during Saturday’s annual CNMI Multiple School JROTC drill meet. They will be representing the CNMI once again in the National Drill Meet at the Golden Bear...

Manager gets 1 year in prison for beating up wife

The manager of a travel agency and restaurant was sentenced last week to a maximum prison sentence of one year for beating up his wife at a restaurant in Susupe. Gui Fang Lai, 43, was given credit for time served. Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho noted that Lai...

Other Local News

Saipan Hash House Harriers donates $866 to Karidat

The Saipan Hash House Harriers donated $866 to Karidat following their Red Dress/Lingerie Run on Feb. 11, 2017. The Hash House Harriers or “Hashing” originated in December 1938 in Selayang Quarry, in Malaysia, when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began...

Sports

Falcons, Comets win season debuts

Reigning champions Falcons started their title defense in the Junior and Senior League divisions on a winning note, while the Comets also prevailed in their first match in the 2019 Saipan Little League Baseball over the weekend at the Francisco “Tan Ko”...

Business

FHB’s Caulfield to retire; Baughman to replace him

HONOLULU, Hawaii—First Hawaiian Bank chairman and chief executive officer Bob Harrison announced yesterday that Gary Caulfield, First Hawaiian Bank vice chairman and chief information officer, is retiring after a distinguished 34-year career as an...

Opinion

Immigrants are human beings who just want a better life

Immigration laws are relatively new. These man-made laws were instituted long after countries and national boundaries were already in existence. When there were no immigration laws, people moved freely from one area to another. Famine, wars, natural...

Letters to the Editor

From archaic to a modern society

Like it or not, modernization is a natural force that we can’t ignore and must adapt too as there are serious consequences when we fail to adapt to the winds of change. Progress waits on no one! The reset button for Legislature in 2017 has given us a...