Structures inside the Northern Marianas College As Terlaje campus looked like a crumpled piece of paper after Super Typhoon Yutu struck the islands of Saipan and Tinian last year. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

Kilili introduces permanent status bill

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) has introduced two pieces of legislation—H.R. 559 and 560—last Wednesday in the 116th U.S. Congress in the hopes of providing permanent status to qualified individuals that have called the CNMI their second home. The two bills hope to address the status of workers under the humanitarian parole program and employment authorization document, as well as long-term workers and foreign investors. The legislation also aims to save the status of close to...

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Yutu govt distributions conclude

The final distributions for the Super Typhoon Yutu relief efforts concluded last Saturday at the Garapan Fishing Base. The CNMI government along with members of the Lady Diann Torres Foundation over last Friday and Saturday distributed an assortment of items in response to Super...

Velma encourages more women involvement

Velma Palacios is hoping that more women would soon hold prominent posts in the local community, noting that the political landscape in the island of Guam has changed the past year with women occupying top positions “In Guam, it is the year of the women. They elected their first...

NMHC OK until end of February

The Northern Marianas Housing Corp, said that they would be able to sustain their housing programs as long as the current federal government shutdown is resolved before the end of February. In light of the ongoing federal government shutdown, many federally funded agencies across...

Other Local News

Jimenez wins GMS National Geographic GeoBee

Eleven students from Green Meadow School participated in the school-level competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on Jan. 18, 2019. Joseph Victor Jimenez, a seventh grade student, won first place, with Samuelino Cabrera, a sixth grade student, winning second place and...

Sports

Carol’s journey to Grand Slam event

Proud father, Dong Min Lee, recalled how Carol’s journey from the American Memorial Park Tennis courts to the Melbourne Park—the venue of the Australian Open—started. “She was only 5 when I started to bring her to the AMP court. While I was playing tennis...

Business

Cook continues as interim president/CEO

BankGuam Holding Company (BKGMF) and Bank of Guam at its Dec. 26, 2018 board meeting appointed Joaquin P.L.G. Cook to serve as the company’s and the bank’s interim president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, 2019. Cook was previously appointed...

Opinion

Ghouls of Inauguration

Not all ghouls live in graveyards these days. Some have decided to roam around town to get a sense of events as they unfold or meet locals for updates on the inner tracks of issues. I met the ghouls of Yutu and Nippon in Koblerville the night before the...

Letters to the Editor

So help me God

The oath of office by all elected members of the Legislature and the governor and lieutenant governor principally included the last phrase “So help me God.” In the affirmation statements included references to the laws of the CNMI, and the laws of the...