Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, left, Finance Secretary David Atalig, and Miss Marianas Savannah Lyn Delos Santos board Marianas Southern Airways’ first flight to Tinian following the unveiling of the plane at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport last Friday. (KIMBERLY ESMORES)

 

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MSA’s 1st flight goes to Tinian

Marianas Southern Airways took to the skies last Friday morning with its first inaugural flight headed for Tinian, soon to be followed by its first flight to Rota, and then to Guam. Among the first passengers to experience the CNMI’s newest domestic airline were Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Finance Secretary David Atalig, MSA president Keith Stewart, and more. MSA’s first of three Tecnam aircrafts took flight at around 9:40am last Friday and headed for Tinian with its first passengers that also...

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Torres commits to remit 25% pension for Q1 of FY 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming fiscal year 2023, which starts on Oct. 1, 2022, the Torres administration has renewed its pledge and promise to NMI retirees by committing public taxpayer funds to cover the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 to pay for their additional 25% pension...

Woman allegedly assaulted at bakery

The Department of Public Safety has reported the arrest of a former sister-in-law of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Rowina Ogo, for allegedly beating another woman at the Herman’s Bakery in Dan Dan last Friday. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Adrian Pangelinan confirmed last...

‘Finance may owe CHCC close to $10M, not $34.2M’

Not $34.2 million, but only close to $10 million. That’s according to Finance Secretary David DLG Atalig last Friday, who denied that the CNMI government owes the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. $34.2 million; the number is much closer to $10 million, based on their preliminary...

Other Local News

Norman Tanghal latest NMC grad to pass NCLEX

Northern Marianas College nursing graduate Norman Tanghal has joined the long list of NMC graduates who have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses or NCLEX-RN. The NCLEX-RN tests an individual’s nursing knowledge, skills and abilities...

Sports

Jinie, Savita to compete in Jr. World Champs

For the first time in its history, the Northern Marianas Swimming Federation will be sending swimmers to the World Junior Swimming Championships. Two swimmers will represent the CNMI in the 8th World Junior Swimming Championships to be held in Lima, Peru...
Posted On Aug 15 2022

Business

Gatewood is named Matson sales, customer service manager for Guam and Micronesia

GUAM—Matson announced yesterday that Stephen Gatewood was promoted to sales and customer service manager for Guam and Micronesia, effective July 1, 2022. Gatewood brings a wealth of business and sales and marketing experience to his new position and...

Opinion

More on Taiwan

The aftereffects of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan continue to reverberate throughout the island and the region, further exposing the truer nature of not only Taiwan-China cross-strait relations, but also U.S.-Sino...

Letters to the Editor

Questions that need to be asked

According to your Aug. 12 edition, the governor has allotted close to $2 million for a contract to clean up toxic materials stored in the Tinian Department of lands and Natural Resources compound. Would you please ask your reporter to find out exactly...