An ROTC color guard performs flag duties during the opening ceremony for the Liberation Day Festival last Thursday at the Garapan Fishing Base in Kristo Rai. (CHRYSTAL MARINO)

 

HEADLINES

CNMI’s 2022 PWS is OK’d

The CNMI’s 2022 Prevailing Wage Study report for the CW-1 visa program has been approved, according to an announcement Friday by the Office of the Governor. The news release stated that Brandt Carter, the acting deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification, informed the CNMI in a letter dated June 30, 2022, of the approval of the CNMI’s 2022 Prevailing Wage Study report, which will set the wages scales that will apply to the employment of...

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Sagana to soon head back to NMI

Travel arrangement have now been made for a man who is facing federal charges in the CNMI but had fled to Wisconsin where he was arrested. During a status conference for Bonifacio “Boni” Sagana last Wednesday, U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona was...

60-plus booths at 5-night LibDay festivities

This year’s Liberation Day festivities in the CNMI kicked off last Thursday at the Garapan Fishing Base across Kristo Rai Church, marking the start of the five-night celebration that culminates in today’s parade on Beach Road. The theme of this year’s Liberation Day event ...

LibDay Parade gets 3 grand marshals

Estanislao Tudela “Stanley” McGinnis, Don A. Farrell, and Michael S. “Mike” Sablan have each been named grand marshal for today’s Liberation Day parade on Saipan, one for each anniversary of Liberation Day since the parade was last held in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. “In...

Other Local News

USDOL lien on IPI’s Flame Tree Terraces to be released

The U.S. Department of Labor has informed the U.S. District Court for the NMI that Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and its parent company, Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd., have satisfied their monetary obligation under the court’s first amended consent...

Sports

Swimmers return with flying colors

The CNMI National Swimming Team for the 2022 FINA World Championships returned from Budapest, Hungary last week with national coach Richard Sikkel congratulating Juhn Tenorio, Maria Batallones, Taiyu Akimaru, and Jinie Thompson for swimming their bests...
Posted On Jul 04 2022

Business

Jackie Marati retires from Bank of Guam

HAGÅTŃA, Guam—The Bank of Guam board, management and staff announced Friday the retirement of Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Marati, who is the bank’s senior vice president, chief corporate social responsibility officer, after nearly 23 years of service. Marati...

Opinion

The need to return to learning history: World War II

World War II isn’t a textbook lesson for our Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands. As we can attest, our grandparents, great grandparents, parents, uncles, and aunts were war survivors, whether they lived on Guam, Tinian, or Saipan. World War II came to...

Letters to the Editor

Our delicate democracy under siege

To be sure the founders of America knew they were creating a “delicate democracy” that could be torn down by any number of opposing forces, including forces from within. There is no doubt our democracy is being challenged more than ever since the Civil...