PATHWAY CLEANUP-TanHoldings employees participate in a late afternoon cleanup of the Beach Road Pathway last Friday, Aug. 7, picking up trash along the stretch of the pathway from the JP Center to the Oleai Beach Bar and Grill. (JAYVEE VALLEJERA)

 

HEADLINES

1 tests positive upon arrival

One person has been confirmed positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, bringing the CNMI’s current case count to 47.  This latest case—a CNMI resident—was identified upon arrival through the incoming traveler screening, according to a statement last night from the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Also, with the Kanoa Resort quarantine site already at full capacity, the former Mariana Resort & Spa in Marpi opened its doors yesterday to...

Featured Stories

CNMI to ask for remainder of $238M PUA funds

The CNMI Department of Labor is in the process of requesting the remainder of the $238 million allocation from the U.S. Department of Labor, as part of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation for the Commonwealth. Labor Secretary...

66 candidates, 2 judges, 1 justice for retention

Sixty-six persons have filed their candidacies, while two judges and a Supreme Court justice will be on the ballots for retention on the bench for the Nov. 3 general elections. In a letter he sent to Commonwealth Election Commission executive director Julita A. Villagomez on...

Small business owners beset by concerns, fears

Salon owner Jackie Laguiman is stumped, whether she should keep her shop open or just shut down. “I don’t know what to do. Should I give up or continue on? It has been really tough for salon owners because people are still scared to go out,” she said. That sentiment just about...

Other Local News

Private schools meet for resumption plans

With majority of private schools planning to resume classes on Aug. 17, 2020, with at least a partial face-to-face presence, the Commonwealth Coalition of Private Schools have been meeting regularly to plan a combined response to address the ongoing health emergency. Thanks to...

Sports

Schorr awaits collegiate debut

The CNMI’s Robbie Schorr has been included on the 13-man roster of the William Woods University men’s tennis team for the 2020-2021 season. Schorr is one of six rookies on the Owls’ lineup and has attended a few online meetings of the team since leaving...

Business

DOCOMO launches 5G technology in the Marianas

DOCOMO Pacific set a precedent in Guam and the CNMI yesterday as they officially rolled out mobile 5G or 5th generation technology along with the unveiling of the DOCOMO 5G Open Lab. 5G technology is designed to connect everyone to make calls, receive...
Posted On Aug 07 2020

Opinion

Aug. 6, 1945: The milk run to Hiroshima

At 04:15 Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 1945, Gen. Curtis LeMay, now deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific, received an updated weather report from China. The skies would not be clear over southern Japan until Aug. 6. The first atomic...

Letters to the Editor

Apology and commendation

I want to commend the COVID-19 Task Force and all of the personnel associated with the testing of travelers who are arriving daily and at airport as well as those operating the quarantine facilitiy at Kanoa Resort. I recently returned from off-island and...
Posted On Aug 06 2020