PORT CALL The USS Frank Cable (AS-40), an Emory S. Land-class submarine tender, docked at the Port of Saipan yesterday for a port call and was accompanied by an unnamed submarine (shown in this photo taken from the Inos Peace Park) that was seen floating just off the Saipan port. The vessel was reportedly on an R&R (rest and recreation) stop on Saipan. The unannounced visit touched off a flurry of speculations on social media. (BRIAN STRICKLAND)

 

HEADLINES

Palacios, Apatang team up

With the campaign slogan “Rebuilding Trust,” Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios and Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang officially declared yesterday afternoon their candidacies as governor and lieutenant governor respectively, in the November 2022 election. “We can no longer keep quiet. And I know many of you have shared your thoughts. Many of you may not have shared your thoughts with us but we know deep down in our heart, we know where are you at, where we are at today,” said Palacios, who is a...

Featured Stories

Man found guilty of 7 traffic violations

A man who was arrested back in December 2020 for over 10 traffic violations was found guilty of seven. After a two-day bench trial last week, Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth Govendo found Benster S. Benjamin, 20, guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless...

Quichocho: $15M allocated for South Korea

Marianas Visitors Authority board member Ivan Quichocho, who chairs the Tourism Resumption Investment Plan for Korea, disclosed Wednesday that $15 million of the American Rescue Plan Act funds was allocated for the implementation of the program for Korea, while $7 million was set...

MVA approves self-care leave

The Marianas Visitors Authority board approved last week the self-care leave policy, similar to the policy implemented by the Commonwealth Ports Authority board back in September. In an interview with MVA managing director Priscilla Iakopo, she said that implementing the...

Other Local News

DEA accepting unused/expired meds, vapes, e-cigs for disposal

Tomorrow, Oct. 23 from 10am to 2pm, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting unused or expired medication, and vape pens or e-cigarette devices with batteries removed, at various sites in the CNMI and Guam. The safe and anonymous disposal of these items is part...

Sports

4 formally named to World Champs

Jinnosuke Suzuki, Juhn Tenorio, and sisters Shoko and Asaka Litulumar were formally named to the CNMI delegation to the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships this December in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Northern Mariana Islands Swimming...
Posted On Oct 22 2021

Business

New dialing procedure requires 670 area code

IT&E advises mobile subscribers that effective Oct. 24, 2021, all local phone calls in the CNMI must include the 670 area code. The new dialing procedure impacts all outgoing calls made from mobile devices. Calls from landline numbers will not be...

Opinion

There are many MVPs to recognize this week

This past week, if you passed through Beach Road and Garapan Middle Road, you would’ve noticed a significant difference in how clean and refreshed they appeared. Thanks to the fresh coats of yellow paint, the medians and rails are brighter and provide...

Letters to the Editor

Time is finally on our side

While I can’t directly connect the governor with the termination of two individuals who are now elected officials, it does speak volumes to the political trends under his administration. Congratulations to Corina Magofna for her well-earned and most...