WEEKLY MEETING-Rotary Club of Saipan members convene for their weekly meeting every Tuesday at the Giovanni’s Restaurant of the Hyatt Regency Saipan. (Erwin Encinares)

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Expert: Not ma’s signature in deed

A handwriting expert from Hawaii who was earlier involved in the Barack Obama birth certificate saga testified in court yesterday that the signature in a deed of gift of land to Sen. Paul A. Manglona (Ind-Rota) does not match his mother’s other signatures. In the ongoing bench trial of the lawsuit filed by the senator against his siblings over a piece of land on Upper Capital Hill, Reed Hayes said that, based on his analysis, the questioned signature of Paul Manglona’s late mother,...

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Kilili: Bloomberg piece may not affect CW extension

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) cautiously said yesterday that a magazine’s allegations about the sole casino in the CNMI and Gov. Ralph DLG Torres might not affect the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker program extension bill he is pushing. In an interview yesterday with...

Authorities mum on revived search for Luhk sisters

Authorities are still mum on the search the police did at the back of a house in Koblerville, reportedly to look for suspected remains of missing sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk. Chief prosecutor Michele Harris said yesterday that she cannot comment at this time. As of press time...

500 Sails christens refurbished canoe

The 500 Sails organization renamed last weekend the Roberta L vessel after a great chief, Ladahao, from the ancient Chamorro village of Alaian or Araiao During the Lunar New Year Festival last weekend, the organization unveiled the newly refurbished 40-foot canoe and also...

Other Local News

CNMI sustainable development plan in the works

The Commonwealth Planning and Development Advisory Council convened its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, for the creation of the CNMI’s first comprehensive sustainable development plan.  Established by Public Law 20-20, the advisory council provides policy direction...

Sports

Betde, Fake Madrid enter finals

Fake Madrid and Betde eased their way to the finals after dominating their respective opponents at the start of the playoff round of Saipan Soccer School’s 2018 Youth Futsal Tournament last Tuesday night at the TSL Sports Complex. Betde took the first...

Business

Express Financial celebrates 5 years

Express Financial is celebrating its fifth year of service on Saipan today. To express its gratitude to its consumers, the company will be giving out $500 to a lucky raffle winner. The winner may be a consumer of the establishment’s services or any...

Opinion

Poetic Penance on Presidential Politics

I’m Not Giving Up Trump for Lent Satiric sonnets about Pres. 45 are time well spent in fact they provide me with a sort of catharsis so I’m not giving up writing about Trump for Lent and will monitor his malignant metamorphosis  Its like the child who...

Letters to the Editor

That’s how you get things done in Congress

Piggybacking? Of course, I piggyback. That’s how you get things done in Congress. That’s how I got E-NAP, making more food assistance available for more families—by piggybacking on the 2014 Farm Bill. That’s how I got the funding formula for island...