ON THE ROAD AGAIN-Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, 11th from left, breaks ground alongside other officials at the Kingfisher Golf Links on Thursday morning at an event marking the start of work on “Phase II” of DPW’s Route 36 project, which involves construction and improvement of spans of road near the Kingfisher Golf Links going to Bird Island and the construction of two large concrete box culverts to greatly improve water drainage in the area. (JOSHUA SANTOS)

 

HEADLINES

CNMI now at Level Green

Effective today, June 18, 2021, the CNMI will move to Level Green in the five-color Community Vulnerability risk scale. Level Green corresponds to a COVID-19 Rating between 1.80 and 2.00 or greater. At this level, the levels of positive cases for COVID-19 and the risk to public health are low as long as points of entry mitigation continues as necessary and until the governor rescinds the emergency declaration for the Commonwealth. In line with this change, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp....

Featured Stories

$4M in homeowners aid out soon

The CNMI has been allocated $4 million that it can disburse to help homeowners keep up with rent or mortgage payment under a Homeowners Assistance Fund program. This funding is part of the $40 billion that the federal government is providing under the American Rescue Plan Act of...

LTR applicants get automatic parole extension

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will automatically extend parole and employment authorization, if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for CNMI long-term resident status. USCIS will extend the parole through the end of 2021 or until their LTR applications are...

PROTOCOLS

-Fully vaccinated people are able to participate in outdoor and indoor activities, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. -Unvaccinated individuals should remain cautious and continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing at all...

Other Local News

FBI: $300M increase in losses among victims of elder abuse

Nationally, the CNMI ranks 56th among states and territories that reported incidents of elder abuse, with records showing five victims and a total of $66,000 in fraud losses. In comparison, Guam ranks 54th nationwide, with 18 victims and $55.248 in fraud losses. These numbers...

Sports

Countdown begins for 2022 Mini Games

A year from now yesterday, the CNMI will have the opening ceremonies for the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games at the Oleai Sports Complex. To help mark the occasion, the Pacific Mini Games 2022 Organizing Committee held a launch ceremony where...
Posted On Jun 18 2021

Business

PIC reopens its waterpark this Saturday

After almost five months of being closed to the public, Pacific Island Club Saipan in San Antonio is reopening its waterpark this Saturday. It will resume operations every Saturday and Sunday, adding to the resumption of buffets and relaxing for happy...
Posted On Jun 18 2021

Opinion

Together we can take the Hafa Adai & Tirow Pledge

Our friends at the Marianas Visitors Authority launched the Hafa Adai & Tirow Pledge and are taking the right steps to ensure that we continue to provide authentic Marianas experiences for our visitors. Proposed by the Saipan Chamber of Commerce...
Posted On Jun 18 2021

Letters to the Editor

Wild honeybees

Chris Rosario, a scientist with the University of Guam, will be visiting  Saipan the week of July 4. He is studying the honeybee populations in the Marianas. He is hopeful to find hives of wild honeybees to study and possibly collect. He would appreciate...