The 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum packs a full house on its first day yesterday at the Hibiscus Hall of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan. (Erwin Encinares)

HEADLINES

9 leaders grace MIF opening

The 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum kicked off on Saipan yesterday with nine Micronesian leaders talking about the common problems facing the region. With 270 registered participants, the three-day forum is attended by several Micronesian leaders: Palau President Tommy M. Remengesau, Federated States of Micronesia President Peter M. Christian, Republic of Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, Chuuk Gov. Johnson Elimo, Pohnpei Gov. Marcelo K. Peterson, Kosrae Lt. Gov. Carson K. Sigrah, Yap...

Featured Stories

NPS: We are still working on rehabilitating AMP

Three years since the onslaught of Typhoon Soudelor, the American Memorial Park is still working on fully rehabilitating the park. The park may already look pristine and fully recovered but, according to National Parks Service superintendent Barbara Alberti, its full recovery...

$7M allocated for mold remediation, new AC at Judiciary

In a 19-1 vote, the House of Representatives passed Tuesday a measure that appropriates $7 million to the CNMI Judiciary to address mold and air-conditioning issues plaguing the Guma Hustisia. In a swift first and final reading, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Angel A....

Trough, trade-wind spark showers until Friday night

A trough and a trade-wind surge triggered showers and thunderstorms over the CNMI yesterday morning, while another trade-wind disturbance is expected to bring more showers in the Marianas today, Thursday, through Friday night. According to the U.S. National Weather Service Guam,...

Other Local News

House panel ready to hold budget hearings

The House of Representatives has concurred with Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ budget proposal of $258.1 million for fiscal year 2019, effectively jumpstarting the budget process. In an interview with House Ways and Means Committee chair Rep. Angel A. Demapan (R-Saipan), he said the...

Sports

Title decider in co-ed U13

Two of the last three matches in the co-ed U13 division of the 2018 NMIFA Spring Youth League this Saturday will determine the winner of the season championship. TanHoldings Football Club-1, MP United FC, and Kanoa FC-1 will figure in a three-way fight...

Business

Docomo hosts regional telecom conference

TAMUNING, Guam—The Pacific Island Telecommunications Association kicked off its 22nd annual general membership meeting, conference and exposition yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Resort Guam.  PITA is the Pacific region’s leading telecommunication body. ...

Opinion

A trilogy and an acrostic

Impeachment or Resignation “Two possibilities exist: Either we are all alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”—Arthur C. Clarke   Concerning President 45 two possibilities exist either he will be impeached or he will resign if...

Letters to the Editor

Trail of bad faith

I do not oppose the casino itself and I am sure some people agree with me that we should continue to support the casino and finish the casino building project that is ongoing. It is also important to note that we want the casino to continue generating...