Brian Humphrey, left, director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Donald Browne, senior vice president-Operations, Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC, hold up copies of the memorandum of understanding yesterday morning at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport. (Bea Cabrera)

HEADLINES

Sewage overflow bugs casino

Members of the Senate Gaming Committee were caught off-guard yesterday when the Commonwealth Casino Commission brought up the subject of alleged sewage overflow troubles at the casino in Garapan. CCC executive director Edward Deleon Guerrero told Saipan Tribune in an interview last week and yesterday that the matter has been “taken cared of” by Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC, which runs the Imperial Pacific Resort. Saipan Tribune learned that the overflow was not the first...

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IPI avails of fast-track immigration program

Casino operator Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection inked a memorandum of understanding yesterday that would hasten the immigration process for IPI guests coming to the CNMI. The MOU was for the Reimbursable Services Agreement Program...
Posted On Sep 22 2017

Man gets 4 years in prison for choking, suffocating girlfriend in front of child

A repeat offender from Palau who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to kill her and her 2-year-old son was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Lawson Santiago Renguul Jr. was sentenced to a total of four years imprisonment,...

Internet temporarily crippled

IT&E services returned to normal at 1pm yesterday after a disruption in cellular and internet services that crippled communications and internet connection among its subscribers. According to an IT&E press release, a damaged terrestrial fiber was the root cause of the...
Posted On Sep 22 2017

Other Local News

SHEFA awards over $900K in scholarships

The Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance program has awarded over $900,000 worth of college scholarship funds for the current fall semester. As of last week, SHEFA awarded funds to its 11th batch of scholars. The SHEFA program received a total of 892 applications since...

Sports

The Crank: I’m here to inspire others

Frank “The Crank” Camacho has come a long way with his mixed martial arts career since making his debut more than 10 years ago inside a rectangular cage for the first MMA event on Saipan at the old Trench Tech Gym in Gualo Rai. He has fought in a number...
Posted On Sep 22 2017

Business

Bank of Guam’s to consolidate Santa Cruz, Hagatna branches

HAGATNA, Guam—Bank of Guam management has announced the consolidation of its Santa Cruz branch with the Hagatna branch effective Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 45 years to the day that Bank of Guam opened its doors to the temporary modular facility adjacent to...

Opinion

Whatever

It’s time for another installment about my attempts to learn Mandarin Chinese. This is a never-ending series. That’s because it’s a never-ending quest. I’m an “intermediate” student. I was an intermediate student four years ago. I’ll be an intermediate...

Letters to the Editor

Is it intrusion?

When the Legislature approved the rezoning of certain areas, over the rules and procedures observed by the zoning board, isn’t the Legislature disregarding protocol in exerting its power? Of course, the Legislature is the lawmaking body and can make...