The Saipan Tribune gives its readers timely, accurate, balanced, and wide-ranging coverage of what is happening in the Northern Mariana Islands and around the globe.

The Saipan Tribune has it all, from the latest in breaking local and international news, to cutting-edge information on business, science, technology, and the arts.

The Saipan Tribune caters to a wide variety of interests, be it sports, cars, health and fitness, environment, education, or entertainment. Its local opinion columnists provide fresh and penetrating insights on issues affecting the Commonwealth, while its subscription to The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times provides the international flavor to balance editorial content.

The Saipan Tribune’s online edition is the only CNMI-based publication that is being monitored daily by Google News, allowing more readers access to news and information about the islands.

These reasons and more serve as our guarantee to our advertisers that they get maximum ad exposure for their advertising dollars.

The Saipan Tribune is published Monday to Friday on Saipan and is owned by Pacific Publications and Printing Inc., an affiliate of the Tan Holdings Corporation.


The Saipan Tribune exists for our readers by being:

  • The first to deliver the most objective, accurate and balanced news and information
  • A dynamic team that adheres to the highest journalistic standards
  • The preferred medium for advertising
  • The most widely read and distributed publication in the CNMI



VERITAS, a Latin term for “truth.” For the Saipan Tribune, VERITAS also stands for the values of the company, the daily mantra that is behind its every action, and the forge with which we shape ourselves and how others will perceive us.

V – Vigilant
E – Excellent
R – Reliable
I – Innovative
T – Teamwork
A – Accessible
S – Socially Relevant


Environmental Achievement Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region IX in June 2002 for reporting about the environment in the CNMI.

Special award by the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force in October 2003 that helped raise the level of interest in the importance of the environment and other related issues.

Reporter Liberty Dones has been recognized by the Philippine government as one of the Ten Most Outstanding Overseas Filipino Workers in the CNMI in 2004.

Special Recognition in Support of the Arts by the 12th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards in 1996.


Associated PressPacific Islands News AssociationKing Features SyndicateUniversal Press SyndicateLos Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.