June Alipio’s red 1989 Toyota Hilux with license plate ABK-269 seen here in a file photo. (Contributed Photo)

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DOJ says CUC could hire executive director that meets requirements

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is capable of hiring an executive director that meets the minimum requirements. It did hire Alan Fletcher, who not only met the requirements but also ensured CUC’s compliance with stipulated orders. This was the response of Bradley R. O’Brien, a senior attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section, to CUC’s request to waive the requirements so it could hire Gary Camacho as its executive director. O’Brien said that Fletcher was...

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Pickup truck carjacked, donation boxes stolen

A pickup truck was carjacked in As Lito, while two donation boxes were stolen in Chalan Kanoa over the weekend. A red 1989 Toyota Hilux with license plate ABK-269 was carjacked on Sunday afternoon, while the donations boxes of the American Red Cross and Karidat were stolen from a...

EPA tells CUC to stop relying on federal funds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. that it cannot continue to rely on the federal government for financial support, according to EPA project coordinator John Tinger. Tinger disclosed that CUC submitted an interim financial plan...

Possible EPA defunding worries BECQ, MINA

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality as well as the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance have expressed concerns regarding the possible abolition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as previously stated by President Donald J. Trump. EPA has been providing...

Other Local News

Joyner, Hui launch interactive learning book

Dr. John Joyner and Angie Hui have launched a book that would help Chinese parents bond with their child while learning a new language. The book would help parents learn English and in the process teach their child to speak Mandarin and English. The book is first of a series....
Posted On Feb 21 2017

Sports

Comets prevail; Braves ease past McDonald’s

Defending champions Comets won their early rematch against the Little Legals, while the NSA Braves coasted to victory over McDonald’s as competition in the Major division of the 2017 Saipan Little League Baseball kicked off last Saturday at the Migu...

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...