TOP STUDENT-ATTORNEY Emma Timmons shows off her trophy for Outstanding Attorney at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Athens, Georgia, from May 16 to 18, 2019. Timmons got fourth place in the coveted Top 10 student attorneys of the entire competition. Over the course of two days, 46 teams competed in four rounds. These teams came from the various states, the CNMI, Guam, and South Korea. Contributed photo

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FBI offers $25K reward

– Grandpa still praying, hoping for closure The baffling disappearance of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk enters its eighth year tomorrow with a fresh bid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find them, this time with a reward offer of up to $25,000 for information leading to the sisters’ whereabout. As this developed, Elbert Quitugua, the grandfather of the Luhk sisters, said yesterday that he and his family are going to offer a Mass of special intention or remembrance at the...

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It’s back to the drawing board

Despite being denied its bid to bring in 620 foreign workers to build its garden-themed hotel in Tanapag, American Sinopan LCC is not throwing in the towel. The company is, in fact, going back to the drawing board to come up with a new approach to keep the Saipan Garden Resort...

M/V Luta is now M/V Mariana

Cargo ship M/V Luta has been renamed M/V Mariana and has started operations for Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and Guam, according to Commonwealth Ports Authority board member Pete Reyes. Reyes, who chairs the CPA board’s seaport facilities committee, gave the update on the status of M/V...

MPLT chair: Premature to say govt can’t pay

Marianas Public Land Trust chair Martin B. Ada said it is premature to say the CNMI government won’t be able to repay a loan if it accedes to the government’s request for a line of credit. In an earlier presentation to the board, MPLT financial consultant Bruce MacMillan had...

Other Local News

Environmental Awareness Week next week

The final stretch of this month will be Environmental Awareness Week. Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, in his capacity as acting governor, signed a proclamation last Wednesday on Capital Hill declaring the week of May 27 to 31 as Environmental Awareness Week to promote awareness and...
Posted On May 24 2019

Sports

Survival at Zombie Apocalypse

The obstacle courses are doable, but watch out for “dead” people. This is KONQER chief experience officer Kaz Endo’s reminder to participants of tomorrow’s KONQER Saipan: Zombie Apocalypse. The kick-off leg of the KONQER Apocalypse Tour will start at the...

Business

10 airlines set summer schedules

The Commonwealth Ports Authority announced yesterday its summer flight schedule for the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport. The following 10 airlines have set their flight schedule: Asiana Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern...

Opinion

Cooperation sought

The governor has sought the cooperation of the Legislature to move economic growth forward in unison. Good effort to resuscitate the deepening economic contraction jointly. Reportedly, though, he’s out doing aerial photo of the oceanic and celestial blue...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to two Keikos

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month I would like to honor and pay respect to two Keikos. Both were born in Japan and both have given many years of service to the Pacific Islands. U.S. Sen. Mazie Keiko Hirono from Hawaii, whose...