The CNMI State Board of Education meets last Wednesday at the BOE conference room on Capital Hill. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

BOE holds off suit vs govt

The CNMI State Board of Education has voted to put off a planned lawsuit against the CNMI government on how much the Public School System is entitled to as its share of the government’s annual budget. In a 4-1 vote during last Wednesday’s meeting at the BOE conference room on Capital Hill, the board decided to hold off on bringing to court the issue of what general revenue is and what constitutes the 25 percent of the budget that PSS is entitled to get under the CNMI Constitution. Board...
Posted On Jun 22 2018

Featured Stories

‘Expect more cyclone activity than last 2 years’

The CNMI should expect to see more tropical cyclone activity than in 2016 and 2017, but not quite as much activity as in 2015 when typhoons Dolphin and Soudelor ravaged the islands, according to a coordinated assessment by the National Weather Service and Pacific ENSO...

New phenomenon in CNMI political history

For the first time in CNMI political history, a staggering number of candidates—39 so far, including former governor Juan N. Babauta and former Public School System commissioner Dr. Rita A. Sablan—are running as independent candidates in this Nov. 6 election. The number, however,...

Small businesses also hurting

Even small businesses that employ 20 or fewer workers are feeling the impact of the current issue on the lottery system implemented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker or CW-1 program. Last April, USCIS used a computer-generated...
Posted On Jun 22 2018

Other Local News

Lions Club donates rice to Kristo Rai Parish

The Saipan Marianas Lions Club and the Saipan Alliance Lions Club have banded together and made a large donation of rice to the Kristo Rai Parish. The donation forms part of the five centennial service challenges for the two Lions clubs based on Saipan: Youth, environment,...

Sports

NMI basketball defiant

The Mariana Islands Basketball Federation is determined to contest the questionable eligibility rules approved for next month’s Micronesian Games in Yap. MIBF official and CNMI men’s and women’s national teams coach Elias Rangamar said their group will...

Business

Hyatt hosts Mabuhay Night buffet tomorrow

Hyatt Regency Saipan will join the Filipino community in celebrating the 120th Philippine Independence Day with its Mabuhay Night buffet dinner this Wednesday at the Kili Café and Terrace. Assistant marketing communications manager Claudine Camacho said...

Opinion

The D-student

Now that summertime has arrived, so too has the annual rite of vacation-plan braggadocio. It’s pretty tame this time around, though. That’s because many of my pals, after decades of overexposure to the sun, are trying not to tan their hides. Well, make...

Letters to the Editor

Clarification

I would like to correct one erroneous statement in the article by Ms. Kimberly Bautista titled, “Our sanctuaries are being raped” that was published on June 20, 2018. The article states that “The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries was mandated and...
Posted On Jun 22 2018