CHCC DONATION-The Pediatric Unit of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. receives a donation of books and toys for its patients. (Bea Cabrera)

HEADLINES

Vehicle runs over, kills woman

A woman who had gotten down on the road along Garapan Street Thursday night was killed after a vehicle ran over her, police said. The victim, reportedly a 34-year-old woman from Ponhpei, was pronounced dead at the Commonwealth Health Center by Dr. Martin Rohringer at 11:59pm. The driver of the car, a Filipino national, stopped his car and called the police. Acting police spokesman Lt. Jason Tarkong told Saipan Tribune yesterday that investigators found the woman to be at fault. Tarkong said...

Featured Stories

Arrivals up at 17 pct. in October

Visitor arrivals to the Marianas jumped 17 percent in October 2017 compared to October 2016, continuing the destination’s double-digit monthly increase trend. According to the Marianas Visitors Authority’s numbers, arrivals to the islands totaled 48,950 in October 2017, compared...

Torres-Palacios ticket affirmed

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres confirmed yesterday at his home in As Teo his intent to run anew, this time with Senate President Arnold I. Palacios (R-Saipan) as his running mate in the 2018 general election. Both candidates acknowledged the late governor Eloy S. Inos, whose passing in...

‘Hitler also stole vehicle in June’

The 20-year-old man who allegedly stole a Toyota 4 Runner from a store on Capital Hill last Thursday afternoon also stole a vehicle from a Capital Hill home in June. According to a police report, an officer arrested Hitler Sem Weilbacher last June 21 at Hopwood Middle School in...

Other Local News

House looks at raising casino fine ceiling 16 times

The House of Representatives is going to look at increasing the maximum fine the Commonwealth Casino Commission could impose on the casino licensee after a bill that raised the ceiling was adopted. The present ceiling of $50,000 is the maximum penalty the CCC could impose on...

Sports

‘Crank’ earns 1st UFC win

Frank “The Crank” Camacho achieved one of his ultimate goals, as he won in mixed martial art’s grandest stage—the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The island warrior from the Marianas, who has come a long way since making his MMA debut more than 10 years...
Posted On Nov 20 2017

Business

IPI contributes to fund public services, programs

Just two months ago, the NMI government disbursed the largest outstanding land compensation payments in history, totaling about $20.7 million. The Legislature then appropriated $7.1 million to fulfill the government’s settlement agreement obligations, to...

Opinion

Let’s talk turkey

A WILD TURKEY QUARTET The Turkey Asks, Please The turkey asks, please first give me another chance give me a chance to eat, give me a chance to gobble like you plan to do, and find some low bush cranberries and some dropped apples on the ground, the power...

Letters to the Editor

Protect our youth and tourists

I was very glad to see the Legislature take action to deter the crimes committed in schools and youth centers. But I think the bill stops short of the big picture, such as crimes against the youth and tourists. “Ice” is truly generating the side-effects...