Gov. Ralph DLG Torres delivers the opening remarks in last week’s Asian American and Pacific Islanders advisory committee 58th Presidential Inauguration Gala at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Torres and Gov. Eddie B. Calvo of Guam, second right, are co-chairs of the committee. (Contributed Photo)


‘Our diverse yet united AAPI community has strong voice’

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres believes a culturally diverse yet united Asian American Pacific Islanders community will have a stronger voice under the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Torres co-chairs the AAPI advisory committee with Gov. Eddie B. Calvo of Guam. Torres, during his speech in last week’s AAPI-hosted 58th Presidential Inauguration Gala, recalled a time when then-presidential candidate Trump called him a week before the CNMI Republican Party primary in March last year. “The...
Posted On Jan 23 2017

Featured Stories

Ayuyu is mag’s exec of the year

TUMON, Guam—Jose C. “Joe” Ayuyu, president and owner of McDonald’s Guam and Saipan, RJ Corp., and RJ Guam LLC, was named the 2016 Guam Business Magazine’s Executive of the Year at the annual gala held Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The gala is a fundraising event for...

902 report includes region’s labor demands

A means to address the labor demands of the Marianas region was one of the recommendations in the final 902 talks report that was submitted to congressional leaders last week. It is hoped that Congress would then take the necessary action on the concerns submitted. According to...
Posted On Jan 23 2017

2015 KHS salutatorian in ICU following car accident

The salutatorian of Kagman High School’s Class of 2015 is in serious condition after a pickup truck plowed through a sedan he was riding early last week. Paolo Reyes, a sophomore in the U.S. Air Force Academy, is currently confined at the emergency care unit of a hospital in...
Posted On Jan 23 2017

Other Local News

Mariano Falig sentencing postponed

The sentencing of former Corrections officer Mariano Q. Falig Jr., which was set last week for his conviction on drug charges, did not push through; instead, it has been postponed to May 31, 2017. The Office of Adult Probation asked for more time to submit a presentence...


Saipan Apparel enters finals

Saipan Apparel took the first finals seat in the Mariana Islands Basketball Federation’s Inaugural Men’s Outdoor League after rallying past the Ol’Aces, 88-83, last Thursday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium. Saipan Apparel overhauled a double-digit deficit...


Labor official pleased with contractor’s swift action

Labor Enforcement Division director Gil M. San Nicolas is pleased with the quick response of Sino Great Wall International Engineering Co., Ltd. in settling its obligation to its workers early this month. Close to 200 laborers employed by Sino Great Wall,...
Posted On Jan 23 2017



An alert Saipan Tribune reader brought this news item to my attention: Zhou Youguang, the developer of the Pinyin system of Chinese, passed away on Jan. 14. He was 111 years old. I’m going to take a broad look at Pinyin. Then I’ll mention why it matters...

Letters to the Editor


I tend to wonder. What is it about unprofessionalism that makes people on the delivering end feel so empowered? Are they serious right now? A simple question can be answered with kindness and thought. Yet many people today find that being rude and having...