CPA MEETING-Commonwealth Ports Authority’s board committees on financial affairs, seaport facilities, and personnel affairs hold special meetings last Friday at the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting classroom of the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport. Among the issues discussed was the wharfage fee. (FERDIE DE LA TORRE)

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‘Tax refunds hinge on fed repayments’

The delayed tax refunds would most likely be issued once the CNMI government starts to receive federal reimbursements for the CNMI government’s expenses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu, according to Gov. Ralph DLG Torres. Torres noted in an interview over the weekend that the tax refunds for fiscal year 2018 would most likely start being distributed once reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are received. “The money that we [had] was used for Yutu recovery,” he...

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MVA: Air Asia entry would be welcome

Although there has been no official communication yet, the reported plan of Air Asia Philippines to provide air service to Saipan and Guam would be welcome, according to both the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Commonwealth Ports Authority. Responding to stories reported by...

Monitor: IPI employees paid properly, no wrong deductions

An auditor appointed by the federal court to monitor Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC found that most IPI employees they interviewed stated that their regular and overtime work are properly compensated. The independent monitor, Burger Comer Magliari (BCM), informed the...

‘TV appearance won’t affect parole program’

The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is confident that his recent appearance in Fox News’ Tucker Carlson will not affect the CNMI-only discretionary parole program, contrary to the belief of Rep. Edwin K. Propst (Ind-Saipan). In his recent television appearance on Fox...

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Man gets suspended sentence of 6 months in prison

A man accused of assault and battery pleaded guilty to a count of disturbing the peace as part of a plea deal and was sentenced to six months in prison—all suspended. Jesse James Limes Laniyo, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of disturbing the peace. The remaining charge of...

Sports

CNMI braces for challenges

The CNMI Boys U15 National Team may be the underdog in the Asian Football Confederation U16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers, but the group will definitely not back down from its intimidating opponents. The Commonwealth players are in Group G of the...

Business

Kensington takes further step to go green

Kensington Hotel Saipan has been making efforts to incorporate more green practices into everyday operation. In addition to continued campaigns to change bed linens less often or to reduce food waste, the five-star hotel makes further attempts for a...

Opinion

Create your personal Medicare account

Would you like for a family member or caregiver to be able to call Medicare on your behalf? Would you like a way to store all your health records in one place online, so you can quickly share them with a new doctor or other healthcare provider? How about...

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Kudos

I was truly glad to see Nola Hix and other leaders of the CNMI starting a real protest against all the things that are going wrong with our government. For sure, I have been writing about and complaining about all the things they mentioned that are of...