EDUCATION ADVOCATES– Board of Education chair Maria Lourdes S. Ada and vice chair Janice Marie A. Tenorio, Education Commissioner Glenn Muña, Public School System federal programs officer Tim Thorburgh, and financial consultant Edward S. Tenorio meet with House Committee on Ways and Means chair Rep. Angel Demapan, Committee on Education chair Rep. Edwin Aldan, and Rep. John Paul Sablan yesterday. They discussed PSS’ funding needs as work starts on the latest budget supplement. (PSS)

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Judge orders final distribution of $19.3M to Mangabao estate

Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo has ordered the final distribution of the $19.3 million paid by the CNMI government to the heirs of the estate of Maria Mangabao, its administrator, and lawyers. The government paid the Mangabao estate $3 million on March 3, 2017, and a little over $16 million on Aug. 18, 2017—for a total of $19.3 million over the taking of the estate’s land in Chalan Kanoa in 1993. In a decree of final distribution, Govendo ordered the payment to the...

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Probable cause to charge ex-Club 88 manager

The Superior Court found probable cause yesterday to charge the former manager of the Club 88 mini casino at the Oceanview Hotel in Garapan of stealing over $20,000 cash from the casino’s vault. At a preliminary hearing, Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho found probable to believe...

Bill: Disclose financial contributions before elections

A measure to require candidates for elected positions to disclose their financial contributions prior to an election is currently being studied by a committee at the House of Representatives. House Bill 20-138, as offered by Rep. Edwin K. Propst (Ind-Saipan), proposes to require...

Fed govt shutdown worries Torres

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres has expressed concern over the federal government shutdown, which started midnight of Jan. 20, 2018, exactly one year since U.S. President Donald J. Trump took office. Knowing that there are several federal employees in the CNMI affected by the shutdown,...

Other Local News

District court remains open through Feb. 9

The U.S. District Court for the NMI will remain open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks despite the federal government shutdown, which started midnight of Jan. 20. According to an announcement posted in the U.S. District Court’s website, the federal...

Sports

Carol Lynn competes in last meet

One of the pillars in the CNMI swimming community had her farewell race last Saturday during the Tsunami Saipan Mid Season Meet at the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool. Carol Lynn Pierce swam in the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 50m...

Business

New scooters now available on Saipan

Scoot Saipan has imported a shipment of gorgeous 150cc scooters for sale to the public. Scooters are an affordable, efficient way to travel and a sensible choice for our island. The Ves 150 scooters on offer from Scoot Saipan are adequately powered for...

Opinion

How Deep the S***Hole?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke Every day the discourse plummets every day the bar descends Hit rock bottom but keep digging down a hole that never ends Every day what’s crass turns normal...

Letters to the Editor

One avenue to consider

The economy of the CNMI for the last decade or so has severely suffered a setback. We need to resolve the critical shortage of workforce in the CNMI. The situation today seems to indicate that we will be facing a worse situation unless we find a solution...