SHRM MEMBERSHIP MEETING Delegate Gregorio Kilili-C. Sablan (Ind-MP) participates in the May 2022 general membership meeting of the Society for Human Resources Management yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Saipan ballroom. At the same meeting, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services updated CNMI employers on the CW-1 touchback rules governing those with CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) visa classification. (BEA CABRERA)

 

HEADLINES

OAG subpoenas 9 to testify

The Office of the Attorney General has subpoenaed nine current and former government officials to testify at the July 5 criminal proceedings against Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, whom the OAG is suing for alleged misconduct in public office and theft. OAG chief solicitor Robert Glass issued subpoenas yesterday morning for former Department of Finance secretary Larissa Larson, current Finance Secretary David Atalig, and Sen. Victor Hocog (R-Rota). Glass also issued subpoenas for Bernadita Palacios,...

Featured Stories

Defense moves to acquit Artman truck driver

The jury trial of an Artman garbage truck driver accused of killing a man in a fatal car accident last year concluded the fourth and final day of arguments with the defense seeking the acquittal of the defendant on all charges. After resting its case, the defense, through Office...

Senate confirms Cepeda to CEC, 3 others to NMTI board

The Senate confirmed yesterday the appointment of Police Lt. Jesus S. Cepeda to serve as a commissioner for the Commonwealth Election Commission, representing Saipan. At the same session, the Senate also confirmed the appointment of Keith Stewart and Zenn Joseph Q. Tomokane, and...

Mendoza and Santos win API Heritage Month Essay Contest

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) announced yesterday that 8th grade student Mikaehla Paige Reyes Mendoza and senior Aleia Hofschneider Santos, both from Mount Carmel School, were the winners of the 2022 Northern Marianas Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Essay...

Other Local News

CCC proceeds with meeting; skirts IPI topic

The Commonwealth Casino Commission commissioners held their monthly meeting yesterday, but did not touch any issue involving Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC due to the federal court’s issuance of a temporary restraining order against CCC. The board also removed from the...

Sports

Ed ‘Big Easy’ Cosino bids Saipan adieu

Veteran center Vedasto “Ed” Cosino is bidding adieu to Saipan after making the island his home for the past 33 years. .“We want to try living in the U.S. mainland for a change. We’ve lived here more than three decades already so we’re moving to San...
Posted On May 27 2022

Business

United to re-introduce Osaka-Guam service in July

GUAM—United Airlines is re-introducing its Osaka, Japan to Guam service beginning July 1 to meet summer travel demand to Guam. The three-times-weekly flight is scheduled for Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Flight UA151 will leave Guam at 7:20am and...

Opinion

Economic development improves the quality of life for residents

Going into the Commonwealth Economic Development Authority as the first economic development manager, my main goal is to pave a path for future investments in the Marianas. When my role was envisioned by the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, the...

Letters to the Editor

Once-in-a-lifetime chance for Luta and Tinian

The upcoming election is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, especially for Luta and Tinian. While the election results on Saipan will surely play a big part in the overall political arena, it will be the vote on Luta and Tinian that will make the...