WWII VETERANS-World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of Saipan, Battle of Tinian, and the Normandy Invasion 75 years ago return to the Saipan and Tinian to visit battle sites like the Sugar King Dock in celebration of the war’s 75th anniversary this month. (Contributed Photo) 

HEADLINES

All set for special polls

The Commonwealth Election Commission is all set for the special election tomorrow, Saturday, during which Precinct 3 voters will choose among four candidates whom they believe should represent them in the House of Representatives. CEC administrative officer Kayla Igitol said yesterday they are prepared for Saturday’s special election and that the two polling places will open at 7am and close at 7pm. “We want our registered Precinct 3 voters to come out and exercise their right to vote,”...

Featured Stories

MVA unveils new Tinian sign

The Marianas Visitors Authority recently installed a Tinian destination sign on Tinian, with the hope that it will become as iconic a sign as its Saipan counterpart in Marpi. MVA brought media and travel agents as well as a TV reality show to promote Tinian in the CNMI’s markets....

Last group of WWII vets to tour CNMI on Monday

The first five groups of World War II veterans have completed their tour of the CNMI and the final group is expected to make the same tour on Monday. According to Pacific Development Inc. managing director Gordon Marciano, the first five groups of the extended tours for Iwo Jima...

Two Marines return home for military exercise

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam—Two U.S. Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 returned to their home island of Guam as part of Exercise Cope North 2019, a multinational exercise in Guam from Feb. 16 to March 8, 2019. The Marines were part of a contingent of...

Other Local News

Risk of rip current is lowered

The risk of rip currents on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota are no longer high. Based on the information from the National Weather Service in Guam, the east swell has diminished to 5 to 6 feet and surf has fallen to 6 to 8 feet along east facing reefs. The risk of rip currents is now...

Sports

Kanoa, MPU romp past foes

Kanoa Football Club and MP United Football Club are still unscathed in the boys U15 division of the 2019 NMIFA Spring Youth League. MP United bagged its third win in as many games after whipping Kanoa-2, 10-0, while Kanoa-1 earned the same perfect mark...

Business

Saipan Vegas celebrates 2nd anniversary

Saipan Vegas Resort celebrated its 2nd year anniversary on Saipan last March 17 with a promise to offer more fun and leisure in the years to come. Located in Chalan Lau Lau on Middle Road, Saipan Vegas Resort offers a triple threat—a gaming experience,...
Posted On Mar 22 2019

Opinion

Gas

As of yesterday morning, self-serve gasoline cost about $3.94 per gallon for regular grade on Saipan. Also as of yesterday, oil was trading at its year-to-date high in New York. West Texas Intermediate crude stood at about $60 a barrel. People who deal...

Letters to the Editor

Bennett girls continue to accomplish new goals

This is two proud parents’ update on the Bennett girls who are still plowing ahead with accomplishments and representing the CNMI. We are sharing this not only out of our love and pride in our children but we are always asked about them and we hope this...