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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Board poised to call OPA investigation once audit is finalized

Members of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board were alarmed yesterday over what they described as “scary revelations” about the organization’s finances after an audit uncovered several unrecorded disbursements and unsupported and unidentified transactions.....full story

The trial of murder suspect Joseph A. Crisostomo went on an on-site visit yesterday to the former La Fiesta Mall where the body of bartender Emerita Romero was found and the street where she was last seen alive, boarding a car.....full story

Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board chair David J. Sablan said the utilities agency’s ties with independent power producer Telesource CNMI remains the same in lieu of a recent determination that the company is a public utility that requires oversight of the regulatory agency.....full story

Gov. Eloy S. Inos was expecting that an application could be filed yesterday, the eve of today’s Good Friday holiday and with only a few days before Monday’s deadline for any investor to turn in their application for an exclusive license to operate a casino on Saipan.....full story

The Department of Community and Cultural Affair held a two-day workshop to present action plans, accomplishments, and outreach at the Pacific Islands Club’s Charley’s Cabaret on April 15 and 16. The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs held a two-day workshop for all 10 of its divisions last April 15 and 16 at the Pacific Islands Club Saipan.....full story

A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean continues to be hampered by some fishing states not making data available to scientists. ....full story

Vigilance and proper enforcement of tax laws—not tax increases—resulted in the Customs Services Division’s collection of at least $3 million in “additional” revenue for the CNMI government in just six months. Just recently, Customs discovered undeclared hard liquor from China, undervalued used cars shipped from Guam, and attempted smuggling into the CNMI of some other items.....full story

A woman has been indicted in federal court for allegedly using another person’s Automated Teller Machine card 46 times to fraudulently withdraw $2,300 from the real owner’s personal savings account at Bank of Guam.
....full story

The Northern Marianas College is inviting parents of graduating high school seniors from CNMI public high schools to its first Parent Summit event, which will be held throughout the next several days in Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.....full story

Judiciary of Guam a nominee of 2014 Freedom Award

The Judiciary of Guam has made it to the top 30 lists of employers from all over the United States and its territories who are vying for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.....full story



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