Personnel from the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. perform repairs to KG-20 with funding secured by the Office of Grants Management and State Clearinghouse under the Office of the Governor through the Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs’ Maintenance Assistance Program. (Contributed Photo)

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2 hurt in plane crash at airport

A pilot of a Cessna 172 aircraft and his female passenger were injured during a reported plane crash at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport late yesterday afternoon. The pilot, a 25-year-old male, complained of pain on his left arm, while the passenger, a 25-year-old Chinese woman, suffered minor abrasions and redness in the face, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services last night. DFEMS said they received a call from the Commonwealth Ports Authority...

Featured Stories

Back of house searched for Luhk sisters

Police backed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents served a search warrant last Saturday at a home along Tinaktak Drive in Koblerville, reviving the search for the sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk, whose disappearance now enter its seventh year. Department of Public Safety...

Lawyer: Bloomberg article left out key facts

An attorney with the Torres Brothers law firm pointed out that a magazine’s story suggesting corruption in Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ administration related to the CNMI’s emerging casino industry left out several key facts. According to Matt Holley, an attorney at the Torres Brother...

Pacific Rim eyes 250 Imperial Pacific hotel rooms by August

After months of cutting ties with its former contractor, MCC International, Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC has inked a deal with Pacific Rim Contractors last week to continue construction of the Imperial Pacific Resort in Garapan. Keith Stewart, president of Guam-based...
Posted On Feb 20 2018

Other Local News

Quichocho, wife allowed to appear at hearing by phone

The federal court has allowed disbarred lawyer Ramon K. Quichocho and his wife, Frances, to appear by telephone at a hearing on how they can pay a $2.6 million judgment to businesswoman Jung Ja Kim. U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona granted on Feb. 7...

Sports

Vets likely to earn Micro Games slots

Veteran weightlifters are most likely to get spots on the CNMI national team based on their performance in last Saturday’s qualifying event held at the Latte Built 24-Hour Fitness and Nutrition Center. Expected to lead the Commonwealth’s charge in the...
Posted On Feb 20 2018

Business

‘We need to entice other airlines to service Japan route’

Tasi Tours director Masato Tezuka wants the administration of Ralph DLG Torres to lure other carriers to fly the CNMI skies now, even as the Commonwealth prepares for the pullout of Delta Air Lines in May. “Delta is one of the mega global airlines in the...
Posted On Feb 19 2018

Opinion

Congressional queries

Listening to questions asked by members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee headed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski shows that senators have the NMI’s best interest at hand. But none held back admonishing the NMI on oversight issues requiring...

Letters to the Editor

That’s how you get things done in Congress

Piggybacking? Of course, I piggyback. That’s how you get things done in Congress. That’s how I got E-NAP, making more food assistance available for more families—by piggybacking on the 2014 Farm Bill. That’s how I got the funding formula for island...