Two masked firefighters enter the room at an apartment unit in Susupe where the fire broke out yesterday afternoon. (DEREK GERSONDE)

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Defense ‘diverts’ to Tinian

The U.S. Department of Defense has selected Tinian as the preferred alternative for a divert airfield project in the CNMI. This follows years of protracted consultation with the local government, business community, and a environmental review process that prompted the U.S. Air Force to exclude fighter jets from the divert project. It also comes just two months after Gov. Ralph DLG Torres called on the Air Force to withdraw plans for a divert airfield on Saipan in December. He called the...

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Son fears for safety of his wife, children

The Saipan-based son of Byung Deuk Lee, a 73-year-old Korean businessman allegedly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and kept away from the rest of his family, has expressed concern for the safety of his wife and children. In his declaration dated Feb. 4, 2016, Sang Hun Lee, 35,...

Child injured in Susupe fire

A child was injured during a fire that broke out at an apartment in Susupe yesterday afternoon. Emergency medical technicians treated the child of minor injury to his finger at the scene, according to Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman Derek Gersonde....

25 pct. Settlement Fund disbursements threatened

The NMI Settlement Fund and the administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres are in dispute over this month’s 25 percent pension payment, some $1.2 million, for CNMI retirees. The Fund essentially claims that money provided by the government for the Feb. 12 payment is unlawful and...

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Son fears for safety of his wife, children

The Saipan-based son of Byung Deuk Lee, a 73-year-old Korean businessman allegedly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and kept away from the rest of his family, has expressed concern for the safety of his wife and children. In his declaration dated Feb. 4, 2016, Sang Hun Lee, 35,...

Sports

Blue Ayuyus pressed to win vs Japanese teams

Northern Mariana Islands Football Association technical director and CNMI coach Kiyoshi Sekiguchi said they are gunning for victories in their exhibition matches against two Japanese teams next week at the Oleai Sports Complex Field. “Our goal is to win...

Business

Delta announces executive succession

Delta Air Lines, Inc. Board of Directors recently announced that Richard H. Anderson has chosen to retire as CEO effective May 2, 2016. At that time, Anderson will be elevated to executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors. “Richard has...

Opinion

Abe on Valentine’s

Saipan teams with lovers as the Spring Festival vacation in China extends for a week from the 8th. It is a preferred destination for newlyweds. Bedroom duties are not rushed; it comes casually like the weather. Patience in relationships comes easy. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fooling ourselves

As all of us coming to a full circle on the issue of special election and matters concerning non-elected governor and lieutenant governor, the sloppy and lazy attention of the OAG and elected AG, the mystical absence of all our elected representative of...