From left, David Sablan, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Joint Region Marianas, and Rita C. Sablan. (Contributed Photo)


$10K for info on farmers’ killers

by Ferdie De La Torre
A businesswoman has put up a $10,000 cash reward to anyone who can provide information that will solve the murder of two Chinese farmers. The businesswoman, who owns several stores on Saipan, told Saipan Tribune that she and other members of the Chinese community will offer the reward money to anyone who can give information to authorities that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers of Hai Ren Li and Cheng You Li. “We want justice for the victims,” said the… Read More»

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Kilili not losing hope on immigration bills

by Mark Rabago
Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) is not about to lose faith in the remaining days of the lame duck 113th U.S. Congress, and still hopes that three of his bills that involve CNMI immigration will pass before the U.S. House of Representatives adjourn next month. “I’ve… Read More»

Uncle Dave honored by Marine Corps in Guam

by Mark Rabago
David M. Sablan, fondly known as Uncle Dave on Saipan, served as guest of honor during the Marine Corps Activity Guam’s 239th Birthday Ball Celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps held earlier this month at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Marine Corps Activity Guam officer-in-charge Col. P.… Read More»

Govt arrears with CUC now at $27M

CUC collectibles total $32M
by Jayson Camacho
Government accounts collectively owe the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. a total of $27.058 million as of Oct. 28, 2014, according to CUC executive director Alan Fletcher. “These include past arrears and payments that haven’t been collected from government agencies,” Fletcher told… Read More»


Eastern Lightning to open title defense bid vs Thunder

The Eastern Lightning will open its title retention bid against the Southern Thunder as the Commonwealth Football League Association Youth League kicks off tomorrow at the CPA Airport Field. The Lightning, who will face the Thunder at 1pm, swept the… Read More»


FBI reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals offering scams

The FBI reminds shoppers in advance of the holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers by offering too good to be… Read More»


A star show for Saipan’s night owls

I’ve already blown my holiday budget for the year. So for Thanksgiving I thanked my lucky stars for, well, for the stars themselves. After all, they’re always putting on a show. Everyone can afford to see it. Yes, even I can. One of the sky’s most famous… Read More»

Letters to the Editor

Wishing while we wait: Dreams of a Sunshine Christmas

The next time Saipan is subjected to an airless, sultry evening, take a walk through your respective village and take a moment to appreciate a new-fangled humming sound. It is the song of multiple air-conditioners coming to life. In the wake of Best… Read More»