CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS-Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer comes alive as a Christmas float with lighted horns and eyes and a blinking red nose at the Christmas Parade of Lights held last Dec. 16 along Beach Road, Garapan. (Bea Cabrera)

HEADLINES

‘Ban’ on construction workers needs clarification

Northern Marianas Business Alliance Corp. raised the supposed ban on construction workers under the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker program during a series of meetings with federal officials last week in Washington, D.C. House Resolution 339 was adopted for fiscal year 2017 with several amendments. This opened up 350 CW slots, allocated slots for heath care workers and power plant operators, increased the education fee from $150 to $200 that will be used in the training of the local...
Posted On Dec 19 2017

Featured Stories

Senate passes measure to provide qualified students with nursing scholarships

The Senate passed last week a measure that provides qualified nursing students with scholarships at the Northern Marianas College in order to stimulate nursing enrollments at the lone community college of the CNMI. Senate President Arnold I. Palacios’ (R-Saipan) Senate Bill 20-71...

Woman killed after being hit by van

A 48-year-old Filipino died after being hit by a van early yesterday morning in Dandan. The Department of Public Safety reported that at about 5:20am yesterday, police responded to an auto-pedestrian accident along Chalan Msgr. Guerrero in Dandan. The accident occurred on the...

Vice speaker disappointed with OPM

House of Representatives vice speaker Janet U. Maratita (R-Saipan) expressed her disappointment yesterday when the Office of Personnel Management requested that the Legislature first confirm the intent and funding ability to retroactively address employees stuck within-grade...

Other Local News

Supreme Court vacates summary judgment for prejudgment interest award

The Supreme Court last Friday issued its opinion in Isla Development Property, Inc. v. Steve K. Jang, 2017 MP 13. The court vacated the trial court’s order granting summary judgment as to prejudgment interest and remanded the case for a determination of prejudgment interest that...

Sports

TanHoldings vs Teen Ayuyus

TanHoldings Football Club and the Teen Ayuyus arranged their championship showdown in the Division A of the M-League after easing past their respective semis opponents last Sunday at the Hopwood Middle School Field. TanHoldings FC was the first team to...

Business

PIC honors two loyal guests

Pacific Islands Club Saipan is training its spotlight on two of its loyal guests, Chernyshev Iurii and Ivashchenko Galina, both from Russia, who have been coming to the islands every year for the last 10 years and find great pleasure in making PIC their...
Posted On Dec 14 2017

Opinion

A quartet on quantum qualities

LIMERICK FOR 7 DEADLY SINS and 7 HEAVENLY VIRTUES sonnets on seven deadly sins and heavenly virtues commonly found in government and church pews conflict and hypocrisy found in some of those who mainstream and evangelic Christianity espouse regardless of...

Letters to the Editor

SCS Christmas thank you

We have had many wonderful events here at Saipan Community School to celebrate Christmas. Both our concert band and our Elementary Christmas Program proclaimed the coming of Christmas by making a joyful noise and sharing the meaning of Christmas! We have...