2019 State Pupil Transportation Staff of the Year winner Arnel Ermitanio of Saipan, center, is congratulated by fellow finalists Renato Benghit of Tinian and Rhysanne Hizon of Rota as Education Commissioner Glen Muña announces the state winner. Board of Education chair Janice Marie A. Tenorio along with BOE and PSS officials, also congratulated the winner. (PSS)

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Mistrial declared in rape case

The Superior Court declared Friday a mistrial in the ongoing jury trial of a man who has been accused of rape. Superior Court Presiding Judge Roberto Naraja cited “prosecutorial misconduct” for declaring a mistrial in the ongoing jury trial of Manolo Romolor. “After reviewing the parties and listening to the arguments, and the audio of the trial, I am declaring a mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct. The written order will follow explaining the court’s reasoning in detail. Briefly the...

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MVA expects $1.4M in budget reduction

The Marianas Visitors Authority expects a massive cut of $1.4 million in its annual budget due to the drop in hotel occupancy as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu. According to Gloria Cavanagh, Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands chairwoman and MVA board member, the...

Ermitanio is 2019 PTO Staff of the Year

Arnel Ermitanio was recognized last Saturday as the 2019 CNMI Public School System’s Pupil Transportation Office Staff of the Year, along with two other representatives from Rota and Tinian, respectively. Ermitanio represented Saipan. Rhysanne Hizon represented Rota. Renato...

‘Marianas has unique needs’

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres leaves for Washington, D.C. tomorrow where he hopes to tag-team federal immigration officials with Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero to give both U.S. territories some consideration when it comes to the H-2B visa eligibility of skilled workers from the...

Other Local News

Toyota Corolla goes ahead of the curve with a 2020 model

The proximity of the Marianas—the CNMI and Guam—to Japan makes it easier for Toyota diehards and would-be buyers to come check the 2020 Corolla. You read it correctly—the 2020 Corolla—the 12th generation of Toyota’s subcompact vehicle that was first introduced in 1966 and...
Posted On Feb 18 2019

Sports

Schorr returns to finals, faces Woo

The battle for the men’s open singles championship will be between the Top 2 seeded players, as Robbie Schorr and Jimin Woo prevailed in their respective semis matches in the 2019 White Coconut Tennis Classic. The top-ranked Schorr, who lost to Moris...

Business

SCS: Growing with the times

Leadership in the retail of technology-related products such as smart appliances, gadgets, and accessories as well as deftly managing employees is a balancing trick that Jerry P. Tiu has learned to master. As Business Development director of Saipan...
Posted On Feb 08 2019

Opinion

Free app shows what Medicare covers

Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram, EKG. Or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out,...
Posted On Feb 18 2019

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for nothing!

I would like to thank a particular female doctor at the CHCC’s Family Care Clinic for sending my younger brother into a state of depression as a result of not clearing him to be referred to an eye specialist performing surgery in Guam. This eye specialist...