TREE-PLANTING CAMPAIGN-A participant of the 4-H Marianas Camp Maga’lahi tries her hand at using a post-holer before planting the sapling of a new tree last Friday at Micro Beach. (Contributed Photo)

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‘Over $50M to reopen COP’

The Coral Ocean Point Golf Resort, which is in ruins after sustaining extensive damage during Super Typhoon Yutu in October last year, would need over $50 million to reopen, according to an official of its parent company. In an interview with E-Land Group chief executive officer Matthew Park last Saturday, he said that E-Land is looking at investing over $50 million to repairs Coral Ocean Point. “If we have good condition with our government, maybe more than $50 million,” he said during...

Featured Stories

Man allegedly violates probation with same offense

A man who was on probation for assault and battery-domestic violence was arrested anew for the same offense. Felix Muña Kileleman Jr., 26, was arrested again for assault and battery-domestic violence after allegedly beating his girlfriend in front of their 6-year-old child over a...

House agrees to limit birth tourism with exemptions

The House of Representatives ultimately passed a joint resolution last Friday afternoon that basically says the CNMI Legislature is open to limiting birthright citizenships in the Commonwealth. House Joint Resolution 21-4 House Draft 2, as passed by the House, seeks to limit...

House OKs MPLT loan bill

The House of Representatives finally passed a bill paving the way for the Marianas Public Land Trust to loan the CNMI government up to $15 million, with tweaks to reflect that it would now be used for “extraordinary expenses made under extraordinary circumstances.” House Speaker...

Other Local News

‘OIA may provide funds to CUC due to Yutu’s devastation’

The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs may likely provide future funding to improve the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s infrastructure, particularly its power generation, according to CUC executive director Gary P. Camacho. He told the CUC board that he...

Sports

Men’s tennis team delivers gold

The CNMI anthem is played during the awards ceremony for the men’s tennis event in the XVI Pacific Games in Samoa last Saturday. Robbie Schorr, Colin Sinclair, and Ken Song repaid the faith head coach Jeff Race gave them by ruling the men’s team...

Business

Atkins Kroll touted Best of the Pacific

TAMUNING, Guam—The Stars & Stripes newspaper awarded Atkins Kroll with its “Best of the Pacific Award,” naming Atkins Kroll Guam as the 2019 Winner of the “Best Place to Buy a Car.” Lt. Col. Richard E. McClintic, U.S. Air Force commander of Stars and...

Opinion

Sowing the seeds of prosperity for a sustainable Micronesia

Editor’s Note: This is the text of the closing remarks Gov. Ralph DLG Torres delivered at the 24th Micronesian Chief Executives’ Summit last Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Nataku, Chuukm in the Federated States of Micronesia. My fellow chief executives, as...

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...