HUMANITIES MONTH: Gov. Ralph DLG Torres poses with the staff and members of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council after signing a proclamation designating October as Humanities Month yesterday at the Governor’s Office on Capitol Hill. (Erwin Encinares)

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Torres to sign FY 2017 budget today

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres will be signing House Bill 19-19, better known as the CNMI government’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget, today in a brief ceremony at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multipurpose Center in Susupe. Torres is expected to sign the bill at 9am and will take place ahead of the back-to-back proclamation signings declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Fire Safety Month. The 2016 fiscal year ends on Friday, Sept. 30. He made the announcement in yesterday’s signing of HB 19-126 or...
Posted On Sep 28 2016

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Torres, military to make trip to Pagan

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres will be leading a joint CNMI and U.S. panel that would go to Pagan this Friday. The trip is part of the ongoing 902 talks in regards to the U.S. military’s proposal of putting up a live-fire training facility in one of the Commonwealth’s northernmost...
Posted On Sep 28 2016

HPO archaeologist plans to revive WWII underwater trail

CNMI Historic Preservation Office staff archaeologist James Pruitt shared with the members of the Rotary Club of Saipan his interests in reviving certain dive spots on the island for a sustainable eco-tourism spot that could possibly attract tourists. During the club’s weekly...

$100K cash bail maintained on suspected ‘ice’ source

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho yesterday maintained the $100,000 cash bail imposed on Yan Lung Yu, who was tagged as a source of methamphetamine or “ice” on Saipan. Camacho said if Yu will be able to post bail, among the conditions is that he will have no direct...

Other Local News

Whispering Palms School observes Int’l Day of Peace

Last Wednesday, Sept. 21, was declared the International Day of Peace by the United Nations. Whispering Palms School observed the day with a celebration presented by all the students, from age 4 through the eighth grade. Parents in attendance witnessed a music video celebrating...

Sports

Twin wins for Matansa, MPU

Matansa Football Club and MP United FC triumphed both in the boys U17 and girls U15 division games in the 2016 NMIFA Youth Fall League last Saturday. At the Oleai Sports Complex Field, MP United edged Paire FC, 1-0, to bounce back from its opening week...

Business

Local commercial a semifinalist in national bank competition

HAGATNA, Guam—The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Bank of Guam are proud to announce that the American Bankers Association (ABA) has named its “Bank of Guam Ifit 5K Run” commercial one of four semifinalists among nearly 400 entries in a...

Opinion

Nubladu I Ha`ane

I ha`ane, nubladu. Homhum i tanu`. Dispues uchan ni fette, sinparat. Nachatsaga na siñiente lau regulat na klima gi tiempun uchan. Kontentuyu`. Sige lumauyan ñaihon hinasoghu. Esta ti gaseta che`chu` achibau siha gi hegsu` imperadot I Deni`. Hokog para...

Letters to the Editor

They didn’t listen!

Every adult has experienced that “if I or they had only listened moment” and I’m sure we have all made a mistake because we didn’t listen—it’s part of life’s lessons we are supposed to learn. Well, I have literally experience a litany of times when the...