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DRUG COURT MONTH-May has been declared CNMI Drug Court Month. In this photo, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, fourth from right, signs the proclamation yesterday at the CNMI Drug Court’s office at the Karidat Social Services Center in Chalan Kanoa. Torres was joined at the event by Senate President Jude Hofschneider (R-Tinian), House Speaker Edmund Villagomez (Ind-Saipan), U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona, first lady Diann Torres, Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, CNMI Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexandro Castro, and associate justices John Manglona and Perry Inos. (JOSHUA SANTOS)



BREAKING NEWS: Galvin Deleon Guerrero accepts NMC offer to become its president

Dr. Galvin Deleon Guerrero has accepted the offer of the Northern Marianas College to become its new president. Deleon Guerrero confirmed in a private message sent today that he has accepted the offer, which the NMC Board of Regents offered him yesterday, Friday. He takes over from Frankie Eliptico, who has been the interim NMC president for several years now. The board unanimously voted to offer Deleon Guerrero the vacant position in a meeting yesterday. More details to follow.  

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‘CNMI didn’t comply with performance requirements’

An independent audit found that the CNMI was noncompliant with period of performance requirements involving U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s disaster grants-public assistance, resulting in questioned costs amounting to $3,274,353 in fiscal year 2019. In the government’s...

May is CNMI Drug Court Month

May has been declared CNMI Drug Court Month to highlight the CNMI Drug Court system, which shifts the focus from putting people in prison for drug offenses to rehabilitating them and giving them professional help. In a proclamation signing yesterday at the CNMI Drug Court offices...

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‘Budget hearings already started’

The House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Donald Manglona (Ind-Rota) has already started doing public hearings on the fiscal year 2022 budget, according to House Speaker Edmund S. Villagomez (Ind-Saipan) In an interview last Tuesday, Villagomez said...


Bunita reels in monster marlin

Bunita topped the billfish category in last weekend’s 2021 San Jose Fiesta Fishing Derby after reeling in a 471-lb monster marlin that was so massive organizers had to bring in a boom truck to transfer it from boat to land. The boat was captained by Mike...
Posted On May 07 2021


Design Flower and Gift Shop gears up for Mother’s Day

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Posted On May 07 2021


Together, we can spread awareness & enforce waste management

As we conclude our discussion on solid waste management issues confronting the Marianas, I can’t help but be optimistic about how today’s generation is vocal about our problems with garbage and making a move to address these concerns. A recent video...
Posted On May 07 2021

Letters to the Editor

Flaunting-Related Injury

As a seasonal resident of Saipan, I have observed many tourists coming to grief on the beach as they innocently try to emulate their social media idols. I am therefore writing to make others aware of a new class of ailment called “Flaunting-Related...