LAW DAY PROCLAMATION: Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog, Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro, Associate Justice John A. Manglona along with other lawmakers, judges, lawyers, court staff, teachers, and some winners for the 6th Annual Essay and Poster Contest winners pose for a group photo during yesterday’s Law Day proclamation signing at the CNMI Supreme Court. (Contributed Photo)

HEADLINES

CHC: 3 new TB cases on Saipan

By FRAULEINE VILLANUEVA-DIZON frauleine_villanueva@saipantribune.com REPORTER Three new active cases of tuberculosis have been diagnosed on Saipan this month. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by bacteria and usually affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. According to Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation-Division of Public Health Services Medical Director Dr. Ngoc-Phuong Luu the cases are not related to each other. “None of the three cases are linked to each other....

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Imperial Pacific repeatedly violated, ignored BECQ orders

Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC willfully and repeatedly violated permit conditions meant to prevent runoff and contaminants from entering the lagoon, among other violations, at its casino resort construction site in Garapan, despite numerous warnings, fines, and...

PTSA president: Handguns add new, dangerous threat to students’ welfare

Tanapag Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association president A. Kodep Ogumoro-Uludong said they oppose the legalization of handguns in the CNMI because these weapons add a new and dangerous threat to the students’ welfare. “A handgun in the home or school creates new...

Manglona to be laid to rest Monday

Government officials are set to fly to Rota to attend the state memorial and funeral services of former lieutenant governor Benjamin Taisacan Manglona on Monday and Tuesday respectively. The state memorial services will start at 7:30am and end 12:30pm. The funeral services on...

Other Local News

Civilian infrastructure restrictions lifted in House Readiness mark

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee, recently secured language in the Readiness mark of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to further lift restrictions on the...

Sports

Twin wins for Falcons against Enforcers

The Falcons swept the Kagman Enforcers in the Junior and Senior League division games in the 2016 Saipan Little League Baseball last Saturday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. In the Junior League, the Falcons posted a 6-3 win, while their...

Business

First Hawaiian Bank’s Dacanay to retire

HAGATNA, Guam— After a 25-year career with First Hawaiian Bank, Laura-Lynn Dacanay, senior vice president and region manager for Guam and the CNMI, is retiring from First Hawaiian on April 30, 2016, according to an announcement by Ray Ono, First Hawaiian...

Opinion

Chaoxian

We castigate North Korea these days, more than usual. The usual is that NoKor are the bad guys of the Far East, a hangover notion from the drubbing the Americans got when they butted into Korean Affairs. We forget that Korea is part of Sinosphere (plus...

Letters to the Editor

The absence of sound public land policy for existing land leases

The lawsuit filed in CNMI Superior Court involving Kan Pacific, Ltd., Imperial Pacific International dba Best Sunshine, Saipan Entertainment LLC dba Club 88, and the CNMI Department of Public Lands is a good example of the uncertainty and confusion...