Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, left, reviews the 2017 GDP estimates for the CNMI with Bureau of Economic Analysis director Brian C. Moyer on Thursday morning at the Office of the Governor. Others in the meeting were Secretary of Commerce Mark O. Rabauliman and staff of the CNMI Department of Commerce Central Statistics Division. (OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR) 

HEADLINES

‘NMI economy needs to diversify’

The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres received good news yesterday about the robust 25.1-percent growth in the Commonwealth’s gross domestic product, as released by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. That made the Commonwealth one of the fastest economies among U.S. states and territories for the second straight year. Bank of Saipan president and CEO John Arroyo welcomed the news, but also cautioned the Commonwealth not to be overly reliant on a single...
Posted On Oct 19 2018

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CEC assures smooth, fair elections

Commonwealth Election Commission executive director Julita A. Villagomez assured yesterday that there will be a smooth and fair elections on Nov. 6. Villagomez said there will be police officers and representatives of the Public Auditor Office and the Office of the Attorney...

Arrivals surpass 600,000 in FY18

Arrivals to the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota fell 14 percent to 43,924 visitors in September 2018, compared to 50,848 visitors received in September 2017. According to the Marianas Visitors Authority, visitor arrivals for 2018 ending in September were 7-percent lower than...

Website seeks tips on Luhk sisters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched yesterday a new website dedicated to locating sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who have been missing for over seven years now. According to the FBI, the website, www.luhksisters.org, will provide an easy way to submit tips and share...

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MVA membership meeting on Nov. 9

The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold its semi-annual general membership meeting on Nov. 9, 2018, at Royal Taga Ballroom, Saipan World Resort at 10am. Registration will begin at 9:30am. Guest speakers will be from the MVA’s offshore offices and will provide a recap of fiscal...

Sports

GCA vs Agape in finale

The stage has been set for the championship showdown between Grace Christian Academy 1 and Agape Christian School 1. Agape 1 and GCA 1 advanced to the title game in the middle school division of the 2018-2019 Commonwealth Coalition of Private Schools...

Business

United Airlines removes surfboard fees for flights to/from California

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Opinion

Mariana Trench: More waiting

Dear people of the Marianas: I have promised to keep you informed about the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument and here is the latest information I have recently learned. The nomination to the bring the sanctuary program to the CNMI is stalled. I...

Letters to the Editor

No surprise

First, I want to thank Jon Perez and John S. Pangelinan for their opinion articles on what I believe is the Mariana Resort swindle and Rep. Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero who also believes “the shutdown of Mariana Resort & Spa and its facilities could have...