Joseph “Joe” Salas is about to be placed inside an ambulance after being found in the wilderness of Idaho County early Friday morning, Saipan time. To Salas’ right is his wife Cathy. (Contributed Photo)


Former Saipan resident found alive

Wife says Joe Salas sustained by trust in Lord
by Mark Rabago
In what could very well be the feel-good story of the year, former Saipan resident Joseph “Joe” Salas was found alive in the Klip Creek area of the Idaho County wilderness early Friday morning, Saipan time. That was five days after Salas was reported missing following a hunting trip and the morning after his family on Saipan all but abandoned hopes of ever seeing the 53-year-old father of two alive. Cathy Salas, Joe’s wife, said that finding her husband last Thursday, Boise time, was t… Read More»

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Man snorkeling at Grotto found dead

by Ferdie De La Torre
A man who was snorkeling at Grotto in Marpi on Saturday was found dead at the dive site yesterday morning. The victim, described as a middle-aged Caucasian, was found floating by snorkelers and divers, Saipan Tribune learned. Department of Public Safety police spokesman Travis… Read More»

‘Glowing words’ for DFS at CPA hearing

CPA to debate MCA for all ports of entry
by Dennis B. Chan
The 435 written testimonies submitted to the Commonwealth Ports Authority during Thursday night’s public hearing were all in favor of a successor master agreement between DFS and the airport, according to Barrie C. Toves, CPA’s ad-hoc committee chairman. The ad-hoc committee will… Read More»

‘Where are the other candidates?’

by Jayson Camacho
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce’s senatorial candidate forum on Wednesday night diverted the attention of the audience into asking the question: “Where are the other candidates?” Only four of the 10 candidates running for Saipan senator showed up, prompting many in the audience to… Read More»


Leina renews bid to join pro ranks

Leina Kim has been considering turning pro and joining the Ladies Professional Golf Association someday since she started college at Colorado State University-Pueblo a few years ago. But last year, the former Marianas Baptist Academy student had doubts if… Read More»


CDA to host free Small Business Expo on Saipan

The Commonwealth Development Authority announced Friday that it is hosting a free Small Business Banking Expo on Oct. 25, 2014. The expo will be held at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s SandCastle Theatre from 9am to 12pm. Local bankers and other lenders have… Read More»


A reflection in political economy: A perspective in a US Commonwealth democracy

By JUAN N. BABAUTA and JUAN S. TORRES Special to the Saipan Tribune First of a series The Marianas Business Journal this month asked Juan S. Torres and I for comments on the local economy and the public policy which requires certain essential skill sets,… Read More»

Letters to the Editor

UOG donation

The Calvo family donated $3 million last November to the University of Guam’s 21st Century Redevelopment Plan. For the Calvos’ generous gift, the University of Guam recently changed the name of its Field House to the University of Guam Calvo Field House.… Read More»