CEMETERY EXPANSION-CNMI Veterans Affairs Office executive officer Stanley Iakopo, seventh from right and Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, sixth from right, join other officials for the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Veterans Cemetery in Marpi. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. (JUSTINE NAUTA)

HEADLINES

‘More uncertainties for CPA’

With South Korea recently raising its coronavirus threat level, the Commonwealth Ports Authority is now presented with more uncertainties as the East Asian country is the CNMI’s biggest market for tourists, according to CPA executive director Christopher S. Tenorio yesterday. At the CPA board’s regular meeting at the Port of Saipan conference room, Tenorio said that raising the threat level allows the South Korean government to lock down cities in an effort to contain the outbreak, if...

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CPA purchasing thermal body scanner

To prevent the entry of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, into the CNMI, the Commonwealth Ports Authority is now in the midst of buying a thermal body scanner worth about $35,000 to detect the body temperature of passengers arriving at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International...

‘No exemptions to austerity’

With a second tranche of austerity measures set to go into effect on March 15, some government departments have asked to be exempted, to no avail. “Every department has requested for exemption. At the moment there’s no exemptions being honored,” Finance Secretary David Atalig...

Customs intercepts contraband from Manila

The CNMI Division of Customs intercepted a contraband shipment of liquor and drugs in one of their routine inspections this month. A total of 140 cases of assorted liquor carefully positioned in the back of the truck, as well as 4,600 capsules of antibiotics hidden inside a box...

Other Local News

GMS places 2nd at Challenge Bowl

Green Meadow School would like to congratulate its Middle School Academic Bee Team—Joseph Victor Jimenez, Areeza Gaile Anda, Danielle Nicole Sacramento, Chealzka Navarro, and John Edsel Hinolan—for winning second place at the annual Middle School Academic Challenge Bowl last Feb....

Sports

Hopwood vs Mt. Carmel in finale

Hopwood Middle School and Mt. Carmel School eased their way to the finals of the 2019-2020 Public School System /Northern Mariana Islands Football Association Interscholastic Soccer League. The Hilitais and Lady Knights set up their title showdown in the...

Business

Black Wood holds anniversary promo

Black Wood Furniture is celebrating its first year of operations by throwing a one-day anniversary sale tomorrow, Feb.22, at its Koblerville store. Store manager Dayoung Chung said every item on the store would be on sale during the one-day only promotion...
Posted On Feb 21 2020

Opinion

Pipinu` Na Sagu

I sagun coronavirus pipinu` na chenut mina` presisu sattun na inadahe gi hinemlu` todu. Ha saguaniye hanum i gofes estake ti siña i tautau humaguñg ya pininu`. Mauleg sa` taya` trabiha nu este na peste guine. Pot pipinu` mina` mauleg in` adahe hinemlu`...

Letters to the Editor

Critical thinking

In the immediate aftermath of the FBI executing the issuance of federal search warrants on Gov. Torres and his cohorts, the community was in shocked disbelief that such a situation would befall upon the governor of our simple islands holding the highest...