UP IN FLAMES-The fame trees lining the highway going to Marpi are now in full bloom, two years since being battered by the hurricane-force winds of Super Typhoon Yutu that stunted their capacity to bloom. This year, tourists or no, the trees appear to be making up for lost time, with a glorious display that is indifferent to whether there is anyone to see them or not. (KRIZEL TUAZON)

 

HEADLINES

Search for Encabo continues

The search for 21-year-old Honorio Encabo, who was swept out to sea in As Teo last Sunday following a hiking trip gone wrong, continues with no luck. According to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Dre Pangelinan, DPS had no updates on the whereabouts of Encabo as of yesterday, and would resume their search at first light today. Pangelinan said the U.S. Coast Guard, Division of Fish and Wildlife boats, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and the DPS Search and Rescue...

Featured Stories

Kensington reopens, not PIC yet

While Kensington Hotel Saipan has reopened, Pacific Islands Club Saipan is not scheduled to open yet because of low demand, according to PIC general manager Gloria Cavanagh yesterday. Cavanagh said they are looking into the possibility of opening PIC’s outlets, especially their...

Changes in arrival procedures

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. announced yesterday a new arrival procedure for all individuals entering the CNMI in order to prioritize the safety of Marianas residents and travelers.  Effective Thursday, July 9, 2020, the CNMI will be...

PSS: We need at least $25M

The CNMI Public School System is asking the Legislature to give it a budget that is more than the $20.6 million that the Office of the Governor is proposing to allocate them in fiscal year 2021, despite the amount being $3 million more than the original proposed allocation of...

Other Local News

Sunday beach cleanup nets 125 bags of trash

A group of volunteers spent time picking up trash that had been washed up by the tides at the Old Man by the Sea beach last June 28, collecting 125 bags that would be equivalent to 800 lbs of garbage. According to Jingle Moss, who organized the cleanup, she and the husband, Mark...

Sports

Ayuyus work on regaining form

CNMI national players are taking it one step at a time, as they resumed their training sessions at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville to get back in tip-top shape. Northern Mariana Islands Football Association technical director and head coach...

Business

Fishguyz Scuba & Charter thrilled to be back

Staff of Fishguyz Scuba & Charter can’t wait to get back in the water after the CNMI’s first positive COVID-19 case pretty much shuttered tourism-related businesses last March. Manager Lisa Phair said COVID-19 kept the dive shop closed for three...
Posted On Jul 07 2020

Opinion

To Delegate Sablan

As the executive officer of the CNMI Office of Veterans Affairs, I felt obligated to respond to a social media post on the Veterans Cemetery that appeared on the Facebook page of Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan on June 26, 2020, that was highly...

Letters to the Editor

Reburial of human remains from IPI property

To Rita Chong-Dela Cruz of the Historic Preservation Office, Department of Community & Cultural Affairs: Thank you for offering Swift and Harper Archaeological Resource Consulting the opportunity to oversee the reburial of the Best Sunshine...