Construction work begins on a field hospital the Commonwealth Health Care Corp. is building at the upper level parking lot behind the Commonwealth Health Center. (KRIZEL TUAZON)

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Payless Friday for PSS

The Public School System will not be able to make payroll payments today and over 800 locally funded teachers and other personnel will experience a payless Friday. According to a memorandum from Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada that was sent out yesterday, he said that PSS will be unable to make payroll for all locally funded PSS employees today due to the unavailability of funds prompted by the current economic and financial crisis. On top of missing a payroll, PSS is also still...

Featured Stories

CHCC starts building field hospital

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres took to Facebook yesterday via a live video feed to announce that the Commonwealth Health Care Corp. has broken ground on a project to build a temporary hospital that will be used to handle COVID-19-related cases, should an outbreak happen in the CNMI. The...

‘Where’s the money?’

With the dwindling CNMI budget and talks of cutting government costs by 50%, the 25% cut on pension for government retirees, and the Public School System wanting to secure 25% of the general revenue, the House of Representatives minority bloc is asking: Where is the community...

‘Accusations against BOE are false’

A group of Public School System personnel have signed on to a letter that slams Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and tells retirees that the governor’s claims are false and that the injunction the Board of Education initiated against the administration is not the reason why the retirees’...

Other Local News

$7M available to meet FSM’s COVID-19 needs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Joint Economic Management Committee has decided to allocate up to $7,000,000 from prior-year unexpended Compact of Free Association funding to provide emergency support to the Federated States of Micronesia to address COVID-19 health-related needs. JEMCO...

Sports

Carol gets ready for next journey

Pacific Games gold medalist Carol Lee is capitalizing on her time away from tennis to finish high school and prepare for her next journey. With social distancing in effect and outdoor events highly discouraged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee had to cancel...

Business

Islandride Delivery now ready to serve

While many businesses are temporarily closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Saipan’s Islandride Delivery launched their service last Wednesday that aims to lend an extra hand to business owners in the retail and restaurant business and...
Posted On Apr 10 2020

Opinion

Famine on the islands

The NMI faces critical issues on two fronts: decrease in local economy and the deadly global virus that threatens everybody within 30 feet of an infected person. The decrease in the global economy has hit and devastated the NMI equally hard. In the...

Letters to the Editor

Message to parents of MHS students

First and foremost, I hope that you are all keeping safe during this challenging and trying time. The COVID 19 pandemic has brought about challenges and uncertainties. Above all, ensuring your child’s safety is always our priority. It is for this reason...