MILITARY EXERCISE-U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), move to shore hauling a resupply package recovered from below the ocean surface during a military exercise on Saipan last Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Special Forces soldiers wear everyday clothes and use nonmilitary vehicles for low visibility operations where they must remain inconspicuous. (Photo altered for security purposes.) (U.S. ARMY/STAFF SGT. PAUL SALE)

 

HEADLINES

CCC gets feelers about casino license

Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Andrew Yeom disclosed yesterday at a House Gaming Committee meeting that there are legitimate inquiries from potential bidders for a Saipan casino license in the event Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC’s license is revoked. In response to Gaming Committee vice chair Rep. Christina E. Sablan’s (D-Saipan) question if he or the CCC has been approached by potential bidders for casino license, Yeom confirmed that he is getting inquirie...

Featured Stories

Kensington resumes daily operation

Starting today, Kensington Hotel Saipan in San Roque resumes daily operations, after over a year of partial operations due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to Sales and Marketing manager Katy Hung, the CNMI being on Level Green in the community vulnerability risk scale for a month...

Alert up vs invasive species

Ships and aircraft that enter the CNMI as part of U.S. military exercises this week are being carefully inspected to ensure that they do not become carriers of Guam invasive species such as brown tree snakes, fire ants, or coconut rhinoceros beetles. This was assured by Land and...

Strong winds, rough seas in the NI today

The public is being advised that strong winds and hazardous seas are developing today for the far Northern Islands, particularly on Alamagan, Pagan, and Agrihan. Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency...

Other Local News

Palacios: 8-year $482.35M in Medicaid funding a huge win

Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios said Wednesday that the eight-year Medicaid funding for the CNMI in the amount of $482.35 million is a victory for the CNMI and a huge accomplishment on the part of Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP). Palacios said in an interview that their...

Sports

Megino hands Matansa first win

Anton Megino scored a hat trick to lift Matansa Football Club to a 3-0 win over TanHoldings Football Club in their co-ed U12 division match in the NMIFA Summer Youth League 2021 last Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. Megino hit...

Business

Panda House transforms to a French brasserie

Panda House is no longer just a waffle and ice cream shop as chef John C. Berrocal has returned to Saipan and has reinvigorated the Garapan hot spot. Berrocal, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, France, said the new Panda House had a...
Posted On Jul 23 2021

Opinion

Road to 80: A shot for safety and economic opportunities

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force has been aggressive in its vaccination campaign in the past several months to help the Marianas reach herd immunity. As of July 22, 2021, the CNMI has 29,406 fully vaccinated individuals with a vaccination rate of 69.4%....
Posted On Jul 23 2021

Letters to the Editor

Thank you

This letter is a response to a recent July 12 article, “Falun Dafa set to mark 22nd year…,” that was published by Saipan Tribune, which mentions Falun Gong/Falun Dafa. First of all, many of my friends practice Falun Dafa and I have studied and practiced...