A family member of one of the fallen soldiers spruces up one of the graves at the Veterans Cemetery in Marpi. The CNMI honored those who died in upholding the nation’s freedom in yesterday’s Memorial Day commemoration. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

‘A nation appreciates your sacrifices’

Tears were again shed yesterday as families and friends of those who died in the line of duty remembered the sacrifices their loved ones made in protecting the nation during the Memorial Day commemoration at the Veterans Cemetery in Marpi. Family members, with Taps being played in the background, took turns in laying down wreaths and lighting candles while the name of their fallen relative was read. Some could not contain their emotions in remembering the price it takes in protecting...
Posted On May 31 2016

Featured Stories

1st round of 902 talks set for June 6 in DC

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres will meet with President Barack Obama’s special representative Esther Kia’aina, the assistant secretary for the Department of Interior for Insular Affairs, on June 6 in the nation’s capitol to begin the first round of official consultation between the CNMI...

CUC engineers submit ‘white paper’ on island water issues

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. water and wastewater division wrote to Gov. Ralph DLG Torres this month on issues affecting the utility’s ability to provide reliable 24-hour water service. According to the May 16 letter and attached “white paper,” copies of which were obtained...

Pinoy celebrities bring cheer to fans on Saipan

Filipino celebrities Kim Chiu and Xian Lim cheered up their fans on Saipan with a two-hour show last Sunday night at the packed Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort. The event was part of the promotion of Philippine Airlines’ direct flight from Saipan to Manila. Chiu and...
Posted On May 31 2016

Other Local News

Wallis and Futuna campaign launched for World No Tobacco Day

NOUMEA, New Caledonia—This World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday, May 31, the territory of Wallis and Futuna is getting involved in the fight against smoking by developing a strategy to inform smokers about the implications of tobacco use and offer them support to quit the habit. T...

Sports

Falcons take first finals seat

The Falcons moved into the finals of the Junior League division of the 2016 Saipan Little League Baseball after outclassing Kagman Enforcers in a low scoring semis game, 2-0, yesterday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. Spencer Dickinson again...

Business

Ex-CIA director named to Imperial Pacific’s new advisory committee

Investment giant Imperial Pacific International Holdings, Ltd. the mother company of Best Sunshine International, Ltd., announced in a May 16 filing that former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Robert James Woolsey has been appointed...

Opinion

In memoriam

We see Memorial Day memories’ posters with a friend beaming in a Del Benson photo. My students thought he was my brother. Lino Olopai is the closest “brother” I have on island, by propensity and intention! His photo graced Memorial Day posters at PSS. We...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Uncle Sam,

We are not really related by blood but I grew up hearing your name from my father. In the years that I was growing up back in our house, my father would tell us stories about you. I imagine from those stories that our ties are very strong because you have...