Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:47:41 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ninth Circuit orders Dr. Ramsey to file opening brief http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi-sp-769/116322-ninth-circuit-orders-dr-ramsey-to-file-opening-brief http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi-sp-769/116322-ninth-circuit-orders-dr-ramsey-to-file-opening-brief

THE U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has directed Dr. Gary Ramsey to file an opening brief regarding his appeal. Failing to do so may result in the dismissal of the case for failure to prosecute, the Ninth Circuit added.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
All government offices closed on Monday; PSS, NMC cancel classes; shelters activated on Saipan and Tinian http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116304-all-government-offices-closed-on-monday-pss-nmc-cancel-classes-shelters-activated-on-saipan-and-tinian http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116304-all-government-offices-closed-on-monday-pss-nmc-cancel-classes-shelters-activated-on-saipan-and-tinian

(Office of the Governor) — Because of the anticipated threat of Tropical Storm Bualoi, which is expected to become a typhoon, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios said all government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct.  21, until further notice.

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ilw@mvariety.com ( ) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Michael Jordan Palacios Cabrera arrested in connection to recent robbery http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116296-michael-jordan-palacios-cabrera-arrested-in-connection-to-recent-robbery http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116296-michael-jordan-palacios-cabrera-arrested-in-connection-to-recent-robbery

(DPS) — On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at about 3:42 p.m., the Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting an injured female who had been robbed behind Shun Fu Market in Gualo Rai, Saipan. Officers were dispatched to the scene.

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ilw@mvariety.com ( ) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
RB Camacho again asks mayor’s office to ‘restore’ Juan B. Tudela’s name at Sugar King Park http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116320-rb-camacho-again-asks-mayor-s-office-to-restore-juan-b-tudela-s-name-at-sugar-king-park http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116320-rb-camacho-again-asks-mayor-s-office-to-restore-juan-b-tudela-s-name-at-sugar-king-park

FORMER municipal council chairman Ramon Camacho is again asking the Saipan Mayor’s Office to “restore” the name of the late Mayor Juan B. Tudela that had been painted over on the wall of Sugar King Park.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Superior Court denies IPI’s motion to dismiss sexual harassment lawsuit http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116321-superior-court-denies-ipi-s-motion-to-dismiss-sexual-harassment-lawsuit http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116321-superior-court-denies-ipi-s-motion-to-dismiss-sexual-harassment-lawsuit

SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan has denied Imperial Pacific International’s motion to dismiss the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Yuqin Gui.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Guam governor, fire chiefs honor Norita http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116326-guam-governor-fire-chiefs-honor-norita http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116326-guam-governor-fire-chiefs-honor-norita

FORMER Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Commissioner Clyde K. Norita was recognized last week by Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and the Western Pacific Islands Association of Fire Chiefs for his tenure as CNMI fire chief and vice president of the WPIAFC board of directors.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Bualoi now a typhoon; NMI requests President Trump declare state of emergency http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116305-bualoi-now-a-typhoon-nmi-requests-president-trump-to-declare-federal-state-of-emergency http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116305-bualoi-now-a-typhoon-nmi-requests-president-trump-to-declare-federal-state-of-emergency

(CNMI EOC State Warning Point/Office of the Governor/CHCC/U.S. Coast Guard/CUC) — Based on information received from the National Weather Service on Guam, Bualoi is now a typhoon. Maximum sustained winds have increased to typhoon force at 75 mph. Intensification is expected to continue in the next few days, and when Bualoi passes Saipan it is forecast to be a category 3 typhoon with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph. On Saipan and Tinian, damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected by Monday evening, and typhoon force winds of 74 mph or more are expected Monday night.

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ilw@mvariety.com ( ) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
IPI contractor’s labor practices mentioned in US congressional hearing http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116327-ipi-contractor-s-labor-practices-mentioned-in-us-congressional-hearing http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116327-ipi-contractor-s-labor-practices-mentioned-in-us-congressional-hearing

U.S. Congressman Thomas Richards Souzzi of New York’s 3rd district mentioned Imperial Pacific International construction contractor’s labor practices at a hearing of the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
$11.5M casino license fee spending bill now law http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116329-11-5m-casino-license-fee-spending-bill-now-law http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116329-11-5m-casino-license-fee-spending-bill-now-law

ACTING Gov. Arnold I. Palacios on Friday signed into law the Senate version of House Bill 21-78, which appropriates $11.5 million of the $15.5 million fee paid by Imperial Pacific International for the renewal of its annual casino license.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Retiree asks AG to ‘break silence’ on lawmakers’ subsistence allowance http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116330-retiree-asks-ag-to-break-silence-on-lawmakers-subsistence-allowance http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/116330-retiree-asks-ag-to-break-silence-on-lawmakers-subsistence-allowance

RETIREE Patricia Guerrero on Friday delivered by hand a letter to the office of Attorney General Edward Manibusan, asking him to issue an official opinion on House Resolution 21-4, which allows members of the House of Representatives to draw down up to $5,000 from their office allocations.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Cheers to coconut beer at I Love Saipan! http://www.mvariety.com/special-features/out-to-eat/116325-cheers-to-coconut-beer-at-i-love-saipan http://www.mvariety.com/special-features/out-to-eat/116325-cheers-to-coconut-beer-at-i-love-saipan

THE sweet and hearty taste of local coconuts has now found its way into a new craft beer, thanks to I Love Saipan.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Riane Capalad - riane.capalad@mvariety.com - For Variety) Featured Out to Eat Variety Features Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1000