BRUSH FIRE: Firemen work hard to extinguish a large brush fire in San Antonio last Friday afternoon. The fire was first reported by residents around 4:30pm and firemen arrived at the scene around 4:45pm. The firemen were later aided by first responders around 5:30pm. (Kimberly A. Bautista)

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USCIS reaches CW-1 cap

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres plans to continue pushing for the recommendations his office made to Washington, D.C. officials regarding the CNMI’s labor needs. Torres emphasize this after the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) cap for fiscal year 2018 was again reached last week, less than five months before the fiscal year actually begins. The fiscal year starts on Oct. 1. This is the third straight fiscal year that the numerical limit was reached. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
Posted On May 29 2017

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Torres to monitor Trump budget proposal

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres said they would closely monitor the process of President Trump’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The CNMI and other territories—American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with the Freely Associated States of the...
Posted On May 29 2017

Crane accident smashes van’s front

Rolled up rebars that were loaded on a construction crane for the ongoing construction of Imperial Pacific Resort in Garapan fell, smashing the front windshield of a van that was parked behind the ABC Store on Monday afternoon. The incident did not injure anyone but caused a...

Breaking airport’s secure area lands woman in prison

A former airport service agent who pleaded guilty to entering a secure area of the Francisco C. Ada-Saipan International Airport and removing goods from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2015 was sentenced Friday to 30 days in prison. U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief...

Other Local News

BankGuam declares Q2 dividends

BankGuam Holding Co. announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share for the holders of its common stock and a dividend payment to the holders of the company’s 5.5% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series A, at its board’s...

Sports

Kim wins Championships Flight in playoff

Ryan Kim had a triumphant return at the 22nd Governor’s Tournament of Champions as he ruled the Championship Flight via playoff against Guam junior golfer Brett Salas. Kim birdied the par-4, 373-yard No. 17 to edge Salas, who just saved par in the...

Business

Ada earn investment fiduciary designation

HAGATNA, Guam—Martin B. Ada, chairman of the Marianas Public Land Trust board, has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF designation signifies...

Opinion

A view into 2018

Looking into the 2018 political contest makes for interesting sizing up of prospective candidates, especially as it relates to the most coveted seat here. You gauge the pulse of the community and you see two completely differing views. From within, you...

Letters to the Editor

Our lost immigration system

People of the African continent left that region, by boats, for Europe by the hundreds, a lot of them for France. They became refugees. We have similar things happening here, but the now-undocumented aliens are not claiming refugee status nor political...