Commonwealth Ports Authority board chair Kimberlyn King-Hinds discusses an issue during the CPA board committees’ meeting yesterday at the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting classroom at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport. (FERDIE DE LA TORRE)

HEADLINES

‘All lives can’t matter until black lives matter’

Thus said Zoe Travis, who started a one-person demonstration last Monday along the intersection of San Jose and Beach Road, promising to devote one hour of her time every morning until this Friday to hold up a placard that says “Black Lives Matter.” Yesterday, she was joined by some people she knew and by many she did not know—with the collective goal of amplifying the voices of people of color—and Travis is inviting the CNMI community to join them and make this cause louder. “Today we are...

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PSS at risk of losing $24M FEMA award

The Board of Education has raised concerns regarding the possibility of the Public School System losing the $24-million grant they were awarded by the Federal Emergency Management agency over a month ago to rebuild the Hopwood Middle School campus. This is so because it has been...

1 tests positive for COVID-19

One person has been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, a female passenger on the May 28, 2020 United Airlines flight from Guam and who originated from the U.S. mainland. This raises the CNMI’s total positive COVID-19 cases to 23. The newest patient is a 30-year-old female,...

NMI asks FEMA for $38M reimbursement

The CNMI has submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency a $38-million reimbursement request for expenses incurred for its COVID-19 operations. Patrick Guerrero, the governor’s authorized representative, disclosed this during a radio press briefing Monday, explaining the...

Other Local News

Undocumented aliens encouraged to get tested

With almost 6,000 specimens collected, the CNMI continues to ramp up its COVID-19 community-based testing and everyone is being encouraged to get tested, even undocumented immigrants. According to COVID-19 Task Force chair Warren Villagomez, they are framing up different...
Posted On Jun 03 2020

Sports

Carol’s class gets high rankings

The recruiting class of the CNMI’s Carol Lee is ranked No. 2 by Tennis Recruiting Network and Mizuno in a poll released last Monday. In the Top 25 Women’s Recruiting Classes for the Class of 2020, Lee’s Georgia Tech received 448 points to place second to...

Business

UV-C Light that kills viruses now in CNMI

The outbreak of COVID-19 declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization last March and has killed almost 400,000 people around the world as we speak, has proven to be an immediate crisis and is believed to be a long-term challenge. But new...
Posted On Jun 03 2020

Opinion

COVID-19 and my disability

As a person with a physical disability, I face random daily living impediments that often affect my mental health, maybe more now with the COVID-19 pandemic. I get social anxiety when a nondisabled person misinterprets my condition or when establishments...

Letters to the Editor

Karens in our midst

I am writing to you in regards to the changes being made on the Ada Gym mural. A letter by Ms. Lorenza Aldan was posted on social media and in local newspapers on the issue of how no female athlete was painted on the mural.  I understand she voiced very...