Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, second from left, gestures during an interview at the 8th Annual Chamorro Cultural Festival over the weekend at the California State University-San Marcos grounds. At left is Guam Gov. Eddie B. Calvo. (Contributed Photo)

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Couple hurt after masked man robs store in Dandan

A storeowner and his wife were injured when a masked man armed with a machete and a gun that is believed to be a toy robbed the 7 Star Market along Dandan Road on Friday night. The storeowner suffered a cut on the left side of his cheek and the two fingers on his left arm. His wife was also hurt in the arm and back. The two were taken to the hospital for treatment. The Department of Public Safety has yet to release information about the robbery. The storeowner, who agreed to speak on the...

Featured Stories

Babauta: I want to record a piece of CNMI history

Whichever way you fall on the political spectrum, it cannot be denied that former governor Juan N. Babauta occupies a unique role in CNMI history, spending a large part of his life on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and on Capital Hill on Saipan. He shares that unique...

Torres joins San Diego Chamorro festival

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo both attended the 8th Annual Chamorro Cultural Festival held over the weekend at the California State University’s San Marcos campus in San Diego. San Diego-based non-profit group Chamorro Hands in Education Links Unity or CHE’LU,...
Posted On Mar 27 2017

‘CNMI Labor can investigate, report workplace injuries, death’

Labor Secretary Edith Deleon Guerrero said that her department is responsible for investigations relating to work-related injuries and other incidents, for submission of reports to the Office of the Attorney General and other federal agencies for immediate action. Deleon...
Posted On Mar 27 2017

Other Local News

Palacios signs appropriation bill for Rota

Acting governor Arnold I. Palacios signed last week an appropriation bill for Rota; House Local Bill 20-7, D1 is now Rota Local Law 20-1, allocating a total of $50,000 for various projects at the municipality. The money came from local license fees collected from poker and...
Posted On Mar 27 2017

Sports

Repeat winner in ultra marathon

Japan’s Abe Masa-yuki made it back-to-back as he finished first in the longest race in last Saturday’s 2017 Saipan Marathon. The 32-year old runner completed the grueling 50K race in 3:24:03, nearly breaking the course record of compatriot Yasutaka Monde,...

Business

Triple J offers car as hole-in-one prize for Lions Club

Triple J Motors Saipan is the major sponsor of the 4th annual Saipan Unity Lions Club charity golf tournament on Saturday, April 1, at the Marianas Country Club.  All proceeds go toward building two bus stops in San Antonio. The hole-in-one prize at hole...

Opinion

The century after Magellan

When Ferdinand Magellan came across the Mariana islands in 1521 he was heading west in order to reach the Spice Islands (which are part of Indonesia). Alas, the intrepid Portuguese explorer didn’t get to complete his itinerary. After leaving the...

Letters to the Editor

The Marpi cable car

A cable car that’s not meant to be enjoyed. But it’s supposed to let us have a beautiful panoramic view of the northern part of the island from up high, coming down from Suicide Cliff to Banzai Cliff or vice versa. A revolving panorama of this mystic...