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TINIAN ROAD PROJECT-Equipment Operator 3rd Class Dillon Bruner, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, operates a loader to collect excess debris from a surface miner during a road-clearing on this Marpo Heights road. The hard coral beneath the Marpo Heights roads requires Seabees to collaborate with local experts to excavate the road. (PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS WENHAN FAN)

 

HEADLINES

Fire razes Chalan Laulau homes

A structure fire engulfed several apartment homes in Chalan Laulau yesterday, leaving five families without a place to live. According to a news release from the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services yesterday, the fire, which started in one of the units of an eight-unit staffing container apartment owned by Conwood Construction Corp., has been ruled an “accidental fire.” The ignition source was identified as a “faulty electrical” on an air conditioning unit in apartment unit 2,...

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Judge Manglona’s term expires this July

Ramona V. Manglona’s 10-year term as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the NMI will expire on July 28, prompting the introduction of a House resolution that urges Manglona’s re-nomination for another term. Rep. Angel A. Demapan (R-Saipan) introduced Wednesday House...

House JGO reopens probe into Torres’ expenses

The Committee on Judiciary and Governmental Operations of the CNMI House of the Representatives has reopened a probe into the expenditures of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and his wife, specifically expenses relating to his travels. Toward this end, the committee has asked the Marianas...

Atalig ordered to provide copy of financial records

The U.S. District Court for the NMI has ordered Rota Mayor Eifram Atalig to file a declaration about his current financial status to show cause as to why he should not be required to reimburse the Criminal Justice Act Fund for legal services. In a show-cause order issued by U.S....

Other Local News

Developer allegedly owes $421.8K

An architectural and engineering firm is suing a property developer in the U.S. District Court of the NMI for allegedly not paying for services rendered in designing the Saipan Garden Resort and Heaven II development projects and is demanding to be paid $421,800 plus interest....

Sports

4 teams in tight race in M-League

Competition in Division A of the M-League Spring 2021 is getting interesting nearly half way into the season, as the Top 4 squads are bunched up in the team standings. TanHoldings Football Club is barely clinging to the No. 1 spot with its 5-1-0...

Business

‘Build your Jewelry’ event at Marianas Creations

It is “Build Your Jewelry With the Carver Day” at Marianas Creations this Saturday, April 17, from 3pm to 6pm with local artist and carver Martin Camacho Castro Jr. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of pendants in local designs such as åchu...

Opinion

Probe on Torres’ public expenditures reopened

House Judiciary and Governmental Operations chairwoman Celina Babauta has announced that the JGO Committee is reopening the Legislature’s investigation into the public expenditures of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres. The investigation began in the 21st Legislature,...

Letters to the Editor

Efficient new system at USPS

I am so impressed with the system the U.S. Postal Service has in place now. Post office personnel as well as Customs personnel have always been courteous, efficient, and helpful. But the new system with separate line for yellow card is amazingly...