FIELD TRIP-Solly Takai-Nakamura, with cap, extension agent of NMC-CREES Agriculture Production Program, tells Green Meadow School students to line up for their turn to tour around the NMC CREES-Center for Agriculture Development in As Perdido. (Contributed Photo)

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Terminated PSS chief sues

The former education commissioner, Cynthia I. Deleon Guerrero, is suing the Board of Education and its members for terminating her last October. She alleges that her termination was in retaliation after she questioned the board’s micromanagement and for her refusal to request for an unlawful transfer of $175,000 of PSS funds to the board’s account. Deleon Guerrero, through counsel Brien Sers Nicholas, is suing BOE before the Superior Court for wrongful termination and breach of contract. In...

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Bill to revert CHC back to former status in the works

A piece of legislation has been introduced that would revert the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. back into a line department, according to an interview with Gov. Ralph DLG Torres yesterday. He declined to comment on a Saipan Tribune report that he had asked the CHCC board to...

Mangloña questions alleged PSS pay gap

The newly implemented salary increases at the Public School System has Sen. Paul Mangloña (Ind-Rota) questioning an alleged disparity in the increases between teachers and administrative staff. Manglona, who has been nudging other senators to require the CNMI government to meet...

3 Fire cadets test positive for pot

Three Saipan cadets of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services tested positive for marijuana use, while two of the island’s personnel refused the mandatory drug test, according to DFEMS Commissioner Claudio K. Norita yesterday. Norita disclosed in a press conference...

Other Local News

Kilili: E-NAP making good use of Farm Bill funds

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) thinks the CNMI is making good use of the $32.5 million he put into the Agricultural Act of 2014 to make more families eligible and raise food stamp benefits. “The Department of Agriculture [says] we are now helping...

Sports

Sweep for M&M Salas Ol’Aces

M&M Salas Ol’Aces earned a clean slate in the elimination round of the 2017 TanHoldings Christmas Basketball Tournament following a 75-38 demolition of Saipan Vegas Extreme last Wednesday at the Gillette Multipurpose Gymnasium. M&M Salas Ol’Aces...

Business

United is named top carrier in ‘green’ rankings

GUAM—United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek’s 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. United placed 59th...

Opinion

Resolving the CW issue

The continuing debate on CW workers should be put into perspective with the purposeful goal of resolving it once and for all. The pathway is for the CNMI to adopt the prevailing wage of all industries across the country. This should be accompanied by...

Letters to the Editor

CW vs profit making = leadership?

Historians wouldn’t write kindly about the CNMI’s leadership and its leaders when it comes to treatment of foreign workers here at home. We have little or no credibility at all in our arguments in favor of retention or extension of the CW...