SAIPAN-JAPAN FLIGHTS-Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Skymark Airlines president Masahiko Ichie are joined by MVA managing director Christopher A. Concepcion, Commonwealth Ports Authority executive director Christopher Tenorio, members of the MVA and CPA boards, and staff after a lunch meeting on Friday. Torres and Skymark Airlines officially agreed to launch direct flights between the CNMI and Japan during the upcoming winter schedule.  Skymark Airlines is Japan’s third largest carrier headquartered at Haneda Airport in Tokyo and will be the first Japan-based carrier in the CNMI since 2005, when Japan Airlines closed its Saipan office. (Contributed Photo)

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Gov. Teno passes away, 84

A revered figure in CNMI history passed away early yesterday morning at the Commonwealth Health Center after succumbing to old age and other complications. Considered the second and fifth governor of the CNMI, Pedro “Teno” P. Tenorio, the only governor to date to have held the gubernatorial position for three terms (1982 to 1986, 1986 to 1990, and 1998 to 2002), passed away at 2:35am at CHC. He was 84. Gov. Ralph DLG Torres described Tenorio as a “true statesman,” even before the...

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PIC to consolidate workers with E-Land

Pacific Islands Club Saipan, as part of the E-Land Group, would try to consolidate its staff with the two other hotel properties operated on Saipan by the South Korean company in order to fill the expected shortage from their workforce due to the current CW1 issue. PIC general...
Posted On May 22 2018

‘M/V Luta in Guam, has new owner’

The controversial cargo ship M/V Luta is already in Guam and another company now owns the vessel, according to attorney George L. Hasselback yesterday. Hasselback told Saipan Tribune that his client, Takahisa Yamamoto, has returned to Japan and that no settlement agreement was...

NMI student cracks Math League Top 10

Team CNMI member Frederick Dean Michael Guintu cracked the Top 10 of the Math League national finals, with the Commonwealth bets ending up third overall in the Team Relay event in competitions held Saturday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jushua Qiu and Kichang Jeong...
Posted On May 22 2018

Other Local News

Constitutional amendment up for talks today

A proposed amendment to the CNMI Constitution is up for discussion on Tinian today. Rep. Alice Igitol’s (R-Saipan) House Legislative Initiative 20-01 seeks to use $1 million from accrued interest obtained through the Marianas Public Land Trust to pay for health insurance of...

Sports

Perfect Falcons take pennant

The Talaabwogh Falcons completed a perfect run in the regular season en route to clinching the pennant in the Majors division of the 2018 Saipan Little League Baseball following a tough 8-7 victory over rival Little Legals last Sunday at the Miguel “Tan...

Business

IT&E re-brands with new tagline

HARMON, Guam—IT&E announced Wednesday it will be embarking on a new journey with changes to its branding. The new branding includes an updated tagline and redesigned visual identity. With “Explore Your World” as its new tagline, IT&E encourages...

Opinion

“Restore culture as the bedrock of justice’

Editor’s Note: Kelvin Cepeda is a student at Mount Carmel School. The following is the text of his speech at the Attorney General Cup speech competition last May 4. Ta fan un korason yan un taotao tånu’. This means “Let us be of one heart as one people.”...

Letters to the Editor

What is your location?

I live in Koblerville, the street behind Hannam Supermarket, and my house is next to the pink plumeria tree. This is an example of a street address on Saipan. Is this legitimately the most efficient way of identifying your location? No. Valuable time and...
Posted On May 22 2018