BACCALAUREATE MASS-Northern Marianas College graduates pose for a group photo with Chalan Kanoa Bishop Ryan Jimenez and NMC interim president Frankie Eliptico during their baccalaureate Mass last June 25 at the Mount Carmel Cathedral. NMC will be graduating its highest number of students this Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Koblerville Gymnasium. (NMC)

HEADLINES

BREAKING NEWS: Trump signs HR 559 into law

President Donald J. Trump just signed H.R. 559 into law, a key legislation that gives improve status to more than 1,000 individuals that are under the categorical parole program. Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) introduced H.R. 559 last Janaury shortly after the Trump administration announced it was ending humanitarian parole for five groups of people in the Marianas. The Obama administration set up parole programs in 2009 and 2011. The parole covered people who had been born in...

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Labor case vs IPI, its two contractors can proceed

The federal district court on Saipan decided yesterday to allow the forced labor and human trafficking claims of seven Chinese construction workers against casino operator Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and its two contractors to proceed. The case, Wang, et al. v. Gold...

DPS probes alleged marijuana farm in Kagman

The Department of Public Safety is currently looking into allegations about a marijuana plantation at a home in Kagman, with a police officer recently accused as the owner of the farm. In an interview with DPS spokesman Adrian Pangelinan, he confirmed that DPS did receive a...

Man who attacked cop pleads guilty

The man who allegedly attacked a police officer while high on butane fumes pleaded guilty to two counts of assault yesterday. Daniel Jake Kaipat, 26, changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty yesterday before Superior Court Associate Judge Theresa Kim-Tenorio. Kaipat pleaded...

Other Local News

MVA seeks new representative office in S. Korea

The Marianas Visitors Authority board of directors gave the go-signal yesterday for the agency to look for another marketing firm that will sell the CNMI in South Korea after cancelling the contract of a previous contractor due to what it deemed as its poor performance. MVA...

Sports

NMI’s Sappa reaches semis

The CNMI’s Gabriel Junior Sappa qualified to the semifinals of the 100m run event in the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships after finishing third in one of the preliminary races yesterday at the Townsville Sports Reserve in Queensland, Australia. The...

Business

A taste of Philly on Saipan

In a way, Chris and Kriszell Esteves’ Cristianos is a food truck venture two years in the making. Its launch was preceded by a suspected scam, a sudden career shift, the couple’s return to the mainland, Super Typhoon Yutu, and a dip in tourism numbers...
Posted On Jun 26 2019

Opinion

Hafa Futtunata?

Hu ebaluan ñaihon i maribahan ekonomia guine pot iran pagyu yan hinanau fiñkas Japones. Maliñgu dañkulu na fondu para fina` adelantu yan ma-utut cho`chu` siha gi mismu tiempu. Ha gacha`yu` triste `nai sige hu asimula haf` na taiguine masusede. Hagas...

Letters to the Editor

War with the Ayatollah?

It seems there is something in the news daily explaining to us why we should not like the Iranis very much. It reminds me of Syria. The “news” barrage goes on for months or years until we dislike folks enough to start shooting. It reminds me of Iraq and...