Triple J founder, president, and chief executive officer Robert H. Jones, fourth right, and CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, sixth left, lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant in Garapan yesterday. (Jon Perez)

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Some of abandoned Dynasty workers ‘decide to go home’

The Philippine honorary consul to the CNMI met again with affected overseas workers affected by the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino’s practical abandonment of them to a limited supply of food and fuel and a utility bill that prompted them to be cut off from power more than a week ago. Honorary consul Glicerio Arago met with the overseas workers on Saturday at the Natibu Park, said his representative Ariel Mariano. The meeting follows a first visit the previous Saturday, a day after the...

Featured Stories

Saipan’s latest catch: Bubba Gump Shrimp

Saipan became the latest addition to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. family with the seafood restaurant franchise opening its doors starting today. It will be the 44th location of the Landry’s Restaurants-owned company. Locals and tourists alike can now enjoy the taste of some of the...
Posted On Jun 27 2016

Fr. Ryan appointed Bishop for Diocese of CK

Pope Francis appointed Fr. Ryan P. Jimenez as bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa last Friday. The historic appointment comes after nearly six years of “sede vacante,” or the vacancy of an official seat, in the CNMI. His ordination will take place on Aug. 14, 2016, before the...

Kilili introducing ban on US shark fin trade

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Ind-MP) will introduce bipartisan legislation to ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States. Sablan made the announcement on Capitol Hill with other members of Congress, who are cosponsoring his bill,...

Other Local News

Lucky patrons treated to free movie tickets

A total of 18 individuals won four free movie tickets each in the Aloha Maid & Royal Mill 3D Summer Movie Premier Promo. The winners and each of their three companions watched the premiere of Independence Day: Resurgence last Thursday night at Regal Cinema Saipan. The winners...

Sports

CNMI beats Kosrae, Guam

The CNMI Men’s National Team won its first two games in the Inaugural Micronesian Baseball Classic over the weekend at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield to boost its finals chances in the four-nation competition. The host defeated Kosrae, 9-7, in...

Business

Greenstay gets its first two homeowners

Two clients are in the process of finally having their own fully furnished Greenstay houses by the end of July. Skywalker Holdings Company will be opening this June 25 to all its distinguished clients. “It well coincides with Greenstay’s original...

Opinion

First among equals

Our title phrase is one we used to designate functional and assigned role leadership in teams and other corporate bodies we formed among ourselves in the ’60s. It focused on the role and function of a lead, rather than power and status of a position, what...

Letters to the Editor

The CW problem is a non-issue

The current CW situation is a non-issue at all as certain public officials purported it to be. A brief political retrospection is necessary. You see, prior to 2008 (enactment of U.S. Public Law 110-229-the Consolidated Natural Resources Act CNRA) the...