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EARTH DAY WARRIORS-The CNMI community shows its love for the planet on Earth Day through a roadside wave, organized by Miss Northern Marianas Earth Maria Lael Terlaje, to increase environmental awareness on the islands. (IVA MAURIN)



Gaming license of IPI is suspended indefinitely

The Commonwealth Casino Commission board ordered yesterday the indefinite suspension of Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC’s gaming license. The same order directed IPI to pay $6.6 million in total penalty within six months, and pay immediately $15.5 million and $3.1 million in annual casino exclusive license fee and annual casino regulatory fee, respectively. IPI counsel Tiberius Mocanu said they’ve just been issued the order and that they are still going to review it. “You need to...

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DeLeon Guerrero remains CCC chair

Commonwealth Casino Commission board chair Edward C. DeLeon Guerrero remains the board chairman after the commissioners voted yesterday to have a status quo of officers. At CCC’s regular monthly meeting at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, the commissioners had election of officers...

‘Several Jeju Air charters flying in’

Several Jeju Air charters will be flying into the CNMI to bring back residents, according to Commonwealth Ports Authority board chair Kimberlyn King-Hinds yesterday. Asked about a report that Jeju Air, South Korea’s biggest budget carrier by sales, will resume flights to Saipan...

AMP staff, volunteers clean up Smiling Cove on Earth Day

American Memorial Park rangers and employees were joined by about 12 volunteers yesterday for a cleanup at the park’s Smiling Cove Marina from 4:30pm to 6pm as part of the celebration of Earth Day. American Memorial Park lead ranger Brooke Nevitt said this cleanup is one of a...

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IPI lawyer argues excusable neglect warrants vacating entry of default

Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the NMI requesting the court vacate its entry of default against it due to what is calls “excusable neglect.” In the lawsuit filed against IPI by Winzy Corp., IPI counsel Juan T. Lizama...


Middle school, high school competition starts

The immediate future of the CNMI’s athletics program was in full display yesterday as the high school and middle school qualifiers for the 2021 Public School System All Schools Track and Field Championship kicked off at the Oleai Track and Field. First on...
Posted On Apr 23 2021


Restaurant Revitalization Fund in the works

Soon, eligible businesses can take part in a Restaurant Revitalization Plan that aims to provide emergency assistance to eligible restaurants, bars and other qualifying businesses to keep their operations running. The program, which is part of the...
Posted On Apr 21 2021


Together, we can put trash in its proper place

A case study in 2004 recognized Saipan’s solid waste management system as a model for other South Pacific islands to follow. The same year, the island received the Silver Solid Waste Management System Award/Planning & Management Division from the...
Posted On Apr 23 2021

Letters to the Editor

Sen. Hofschneider, why are you doing this?

Article 12 is one of the few remaining examples of native/indigenous land autonomy in the United States. This unique position should not be given or stripped away so hastily and irresponsibly. Senate Legislative Initiative 22-01 is a six-page document...