LATEST TAGA PLUS The latest issue of TAGA Plus (November-January) is now online (https://tagaplus.saipantribune.com/). Get some tips about camping on Mañagaha, the latest shenanigans of our clueless housewife, and how to react when someone criticizes your parenting, among other topics. This edition’s cover photo is courtesy of commercial drone pilot, BJ Eddy (https://youtu.be/mydiGis7xwY) (SAIPAN TRIBUNE)

 

HEADLINES

32 more positive cases

A day after reporting a stunning 98 positive cases of COVID-19 in the CNMI last Tuesday, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. announced Wednesday that 32 more cases of COVID-19 were identified through surveillance testing on Nov. 23, bringing the CNMI’s total to 604. CHCC said all 32 individuals have been isolated and are being actively monitored. CHCC also reported that, as of Nov. 24, there are 210 active cases and two active hospitalizations. Of the 32 new cases, 20 were identified through...

Featured Stories

More local stimulus cards OK’d

The Finance Division of Revenue and Taxation has approved more CNMI stimulus cards, on the heels of the recent distribution of over 3,000 local stimulus cards Speaking at a radio news briefing last Friday, Finance Secretary David DLG Atalig said they do have more stimulus cards,...

Finance OK’d first-class travel in 2017—Torres

Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres said last week that his use of first class or business class travel for his and the first lady’s official trip to several places in the U.S. mainland in 2017 had been approved by the Department of Finance. During a news briefing last Friday when he was...

Thanksgiving meals benefit Karidat’s Guma Esperanza

Clients of Guma Esperanza, the domestic violence center being run by Karidat Social Services in the CNMI, were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal yesterday, courtesy of the Northern Marianas Technical Institute. NMTI’s culinary arts program prepared and donated the Thanksgiving...

Other Local News

IPI denies USA Fanter’s new allegations

Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC has denied USA Fanter Corp. Ltd.’s allegations that it breached another contract and has asked the court to dismiss the case with prejudice. IPI, through its lawyer, Joey P. San Nicolas, has asked the U.S. District Court for the NMI to...

Sports

4 players from Tinian join tryouts

The Saipan Baseball League’s tryouts for the CNMI National Baseball Team for next year’s Pacific Mini Games has truly gone Marianas-wide. This, after Tinian players Dustin Sablan, Peter Cepeda, Bradley Lizama, and Bing Sablan joined the nearly 60 players...
Posted On Nov 26 2021

Business

Mas Alto, Fuse Box open at Hole In The Wall

For its initial offering, shared kitchen concept Hole In The Wall has partnered with chefs from Mas Alto and Fuse Box to bring exciting and one-of-a-kind dishes to the local palate. Ran by brothers Edgar and Eric Barajas, Mas Alto whips up genuine Mexican...
Posted On Nov 26 2021

Opinion

Our villages need our help

It is common to think that village beautification is a government or private sector function. However, as residents, we are the bigger number with helping hands. This is the reason I knew my family from Chalan Piao had to be part of the Marianas Village...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you and happy holidays

The Bennett family wants to say thanks and to wish the entire CNMI a happy and safe holiday season. We have always been a public family and I’m offering this public thank you as our family has truly become public figures over the years. Over the past 30...