Che’lu is cheered on by cultural dancers and onlookers as she arrives last Sunday at the Guma Sakman in the waters off Civic Center Beach in Susupe. (MAXINE LASZLO)


BREAKING NEWS: 2 women found dead

Two Asian-looking women have been found dead at a building in front of the former UIC garment building in San Antonio this morning, Saipan Tribune learned. The two women were found dead inside Rice Cake Best Food Restaurant in front of the former UIC Garment Factory. Police are investigating the case as a possible homicide. More details to follow. (Ferdie de la Torre)

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‘Settlement Fund no longer in imminent danger of collapse’

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Grand welcome for the Che’lu

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