HILLBLOM’S LEGACY: University of California, San Francisco resident doctors Dr. Sweta Patel, center, and Dr. Teja Patil, right, talk with Internal Medicine department chair Dr. Joel Smith, left, near the ICU ward of the Commonwealth Health Center. The two resident physicians are under a program funded by the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation, Inc. to provide doctors to Saipan through the UCSF. (Jayson Camacho)


FAA to look into ‘near-collision’

Star Marianas reports more ‘unannounced’ military approaches mid-air
by Dennis B. Chan
The Federal Aviation Administration will look into the “near-miss” between civilian and military aircraft last Wednesday afternoon, when two unidentified military C-130s came directly at and passed unannounced within 300 feet of a Star Marianas twin-engine plane. “We are presently collecting the necessary data to conduct an investigation which may involve multiple lines of business within the FAA,” said Guam Air Route Traffic Control Center/Radar Approach Control air traffic manager Tim… Read More»

Featured Stories

Man gravely hurt after being hit by truck

Driver arrested for DUI
by Ferdie De La Torre
A man is now in serious condition after a pickup truck being driven by an alleged intoxicated man hit him as he was crossing Isa Drive in San Vicente on Saturday night. Manuel Quitano Camacho, 49, sustained several fractured ribs and blood clots in the lungs and brain, police… Read More»

Kilili’s back surgery successful, doctor says

by Joel D. Pinaroc
Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Ind-MP) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday morning at George Washington University Hospital to alleviate pressure on his spine. Dr. Anthony Caputy, who led the surgical team, described the three-hour operation as “completely normal… Read More»

Rapadas: Zero tolerance for domestic violence

by Ferdie De La Torre
Newly sworn in Chief Prosecutor Leonardo M. Rapadas promised zero tolerance for domestic violence under his watch. In an interview, Rapadas said as long as there is evidence of family violence or domestic violence, there will be an arrest, there will be charges, and that the… Read More»


44 join junior singles event of PIC tennis tourney

Forty-four players are entered in the junior singles event of the 15th PIC Tennis Championships, which will kick off this weekend at the Pacific Islands Club hard courts. The boys U14 singles drew the most participants with 12. Robbie Schorr, who won last… Read More»


Delta employees earn more than $1B in profit sharing

ATLANTA—Delta Air Lines employees received yesterday profit sharing as part of the company’s $1.1 billion total payout for 2014—the largest payment in the company’s history—in recognition for their industry-leading performance. “At Delta, we believe that… Read More»


Published: Uncle Dave’s book

It was an honor to receive a signed copy of Uncle Dave’s book, A Degree of Success Through Curiosity. Uncle Dave’s book was basically a piece about the family origin (Sablan), his younger pre-war days; experience during the naval administration and t… Read More»

Letters to the Editor

Open letter to our governor

Dear Mr. Governor: My congratulations on your taking the office and best wishes in serving our people! My daughter, Carmelita Guiao, who was in a love-hate relationship with her long-time lover, hit him with a hot pan and was sent to prison for 23 years.… Read More»