File photo shows the façade of the Office of the Governor on Capital Hill. (Ferdie de la Torre)


BREAKING NEWS: IPI summoned to grand jury

Casino operator Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC has been summoned to testify before a grand jury and is commanded to bring communications between IPI and Gov. Ralph DLG Torres about cash discussions, as well as communications among IPI, Torres, and his brothers. More details later.

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Nearly a week after the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed several search warrants that have ensnared the Office of the Governor and Gov. Ralph DLG Torres himself, his administration is soldiering on, with a statement yesterday that a strong economy remains a priority for...

‘Inmate hung self’

Both the Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety were mum yesterday about the case of an inmate who was found dead at the prison last Monday but a Saipan Tribune source affirmed unofficial reports that the inmate had hung himself. DPS spokesperson Adrian...

USCIS urges parolees to check case status if expecting response

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is urging parolees who have yet to receive a response for a previous re-parole application to check their case status online. A USCIS spokesperson told Saipan Tribune yesterday that parolees who are expecting a response for their...

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17 take oath as new citizens

A native of Madagascar, who will soon leave Saipan for work in Africa, got herself a great going-away present after joining 16 others yesterday in a naturalization ceremony in the U.S. District Court for the NMI “I did it. And I thank my family and my husband, who brought me to...


Koblerville, GTC dispute title

Koblerville Elementary School and Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School will slug it out for the elementary division championship in the 2019 NMIFA Interscholastic Soccer League. The Umangs advanced to the finals following a 6-3 victory over Mt. Carmel...


Lunch and dinner buffets at Mermaid Restaurant

Hit two birds with one stone and take advantage of lunch and dinner buffets available every day at the newly opened Mermaid Restaurant located on Middle Road across the Mobil gas station for only $12. Aside from the affordability, Mermaid Restaurant is...
Posted On Nov 14 2019


Think about what’s between your two ears

Do you ever think about what’s going on in the three lbs of tissue inside your skull that sits on the top of your neck? The human brain is composed of 75 percent water and 60 percent fat. Who knew? The human brain has 86,000,000,000 (86 billion) neurons....

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Making America friendly again

This nation and its voters are in trouble. Both political parties are destroying each other with cries of corruption and other denigrating epithets to the point where voters will be hard-pressed to vote for any of the current array of presidential...
Posted On Oct 31 2019