This sketch from the Saipan Zoning Office in 2007 when they published a 10-year plan for the Garapan and Beach Road revitalization shows that, “even then, the vision is for both visitors and residents alike to enjoy Garapan,” said OPD director Kodep Ogumoro-Uludong. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

 

HEADLINES

CNMI posts 62nd COVID-19 case

Another traveler tested positive for the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease upon arriving on Saipan yesterday, increasing the CNMI’s cumulative total to 62 confirmed cases. According to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., the individual was identified through travel screening and was confirmed through testing upon arrival. The individual was then brought to the Kanoa Resort in Susupe. CHCC is already doing contact tracing of those who were in close contact with the newly confirmed case;...

Featured Stories

‘This is a land taking’

Many of those who spoke at yesterday’s virtual public meeting by the U.S. National Park Service opposed the findings and recommendations of the Rota Special Resource Study to include some Rota sites in the national park system, describing it as a naked land grab. One of the...

Mendiola-Long named SBA Phoenix Award Champion

CNMI businessman and Board of Education member Phillip Thomas Mendiola-Long was named yesterday as one of three persons recognized as this year’s Phoenix Award Champions by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mendiola-Long was chosen as the recipient of the Phoenix Award for...

DPS confirms complaint filed vs Rep. Propst

The Department of Public Safety confirmed last night that a complaint had been filed against Rep. Edwin Propst (D-Saipan) and that DPS is looking into it. “At this time, I am not able to share the time, date, or nature of the complaint,” said DPS spokesman Dre Pangelinan, who...

Other Local News

OPD and MVA beef up efforts for a sturdier tourism industry

Although working separately, the CNMI Office of Planning and Development and Marianas Visitor’s Authority have the same bottom line—create strategies and plans to develop, increase and sustain the tourism in the CNMI. This was underscored yesterday at the second of leg of t...
Posted On Sep 18 2020

Sports

NMI badminton to focus on school programs

Northern Marianas Badminton Association is using its downtime to strengthen its school program via Shuttle Time and AirBadminton. With tournaments on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NMBA is planning to hold another session of Shuttle Time and will...

Business

Sunday family brunch at PIC is back

Family-friendly Sunday Brunch opens this weekend at Pacific Island Club’s Magellan Restaurant. Enjoy your favorite brunch food and have a memorable weekend with loved ones because brunch at the Magellan is the perfect reward to end the week and a good...
Posted On Sep 18 2020

Opinion

A unified Marianas

I have a dream that in my lifetime, Guam and the CNMI unite to become One Marianas.  Our region has such a unique history.  The indigenous people of the Mariana Islands were significantly impacted by colonialism and globalization, the effects of which are...
Posted On Sep 15 2020

Letters to the Editor

Ignoring election-year slander

I want to thank Mr. Don Farrell for writing his letter to the editor, in which he urged CNMI voters to ignore election-year slander. I have seen many elections in the CNMI. My family on both my mother’s and father’s sides had members who ran and were...