GRASS FIRE-Government buildings on Capitol Hill are engulfed in thick black smoke yesterday afternoon following a raging grass fire just behind the Miller Estates. (KIMBERLY A. BAUTISTA)



1-week stop-work order vs IPI

The U.S District Court for the NMI has ordered Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC to cease operations and all construction work for a week—except for the department working on payroll and security—after ruling in favor of the U.S. Department of Labor in its petition to find IPI and its officials in contempt. U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Mangloña found IPI and its board chair, Cui Li Jie, in contempt but did not push through with her threat to issue a bench...

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Feb. 5 is new travel bubble launch date

The Marianas Visitors Authority’s Travel Bubble Committee announced that they have a new date to launch the “travel bubble” in the CNMI. During a monthly MVA meeting yesterday, Travel Bubble Committee member Priscilla Iakopo said the new target date to launch the travel bubble is...

No IPI lawyer appears at CCC status conference

The Commonwealth Casino Commission board granted yesterday CCC executive director Andrew Yeom’s motion that prevents Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC from appearing before the CCC hearing without a lawyer in Yeom’s two complaints against IPI. CCC vice chair Rafael S....

Biden appeals for unity to take on crises

WASHINGTON (AP)—Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,”...

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CHCC monitoring new COVID-19 strain

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to check if any of the new positive cases of COVID-19 in the CNMI is related to the new COVID-19 variant that is said to be more infectious. The new COVID-19 variant, called...


Pangelinan stays focused

Sixteen-year-old Corry Pangelinan hopes to deliver under pressure as competition in the Marianas Racing Association Point Race Season starts this Sunday at the CowTown Raceway Park. Pangelinan will enter the season-opening of the seven-leg series as the...


New Shin Restaurant relocates across the street

A cult favorite among Chinese food enthusiasts, Shin Restaurant has moved from its old location on the second floor of Pacific Mart to across Beach Road where Eastern Seafood used to be. To commemorate the move and the subsequent renaming to New Shin...
Posted On Jan 22 2021


Kilili congratulates Biden and Harris

“Like so many in our nation, I look forward to the spirit of hopefulness, the commitment to hard work, and the devotion to democracy that our new President and Vice President bring. “The eloquent young poet laureate at the inauguration said it so well. It...

Letters to the Editor

Enough is enough!

In view of his latest disregard for our Constitution and its laws for all Americans, the President should be arrested and charged with sedition along with Ted Cruz and his gang of enablers. Enough is enough of our dictator wannabe! Herb Stark Mooresville, NC
Posted On Jan 06 2021