Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:11:55 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Animal shelter project faces funding shortfall http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112102-animal-shelter-project-faces-funding-shortfall http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112102-animal-shelter-project-faces-funding-shortfall

THE proposed construction of a new animal shelter on Saipan is facing a new challenge due to the rising cost of materials, Mayor David M. Apatang said.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Official: Students not up-to-date with required vaccinations down 79% http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112105-official-students-not-up-to-date-with-required-vaccinations-down-79 http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112105-official-students-not-up-to-date-with-required-vaccinations-down-79

THE number of CNMI public and private school students who were not up-to-date or NUTD with their required immunization has decreased by 79 percent, Immunization Program Manager Jeremy Sasamoto said.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Lori Lyn C. Lirio - lyn@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Man arrested for attacking cop with knife http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112106-man-arrested-for-attacking-cop-with-knife http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112106-man-arrested-for-attacking-cop-with-knife

POLICE arrested 27-year-old Daniel Jake Kaipat for, among other charges, taking a swing at a police officer with a knife on Tuesday last week.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Mouth cancer epidemic hits US-affiliated islands http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112108-mouth-cancer-epidemic-hits-us-affiliated-islands http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112108-mouth-cancer-epidemic-hits-us-affiliated-islands

MAJURO — An epidemic of mouth cancer is hitting United States-affiliated islands as use of betel nut combined with tobacco ravages people’s health.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Giff Johnson - For Variety) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Prevailing Wage Survey a coordinated effort, official says http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112109-prevailing-wage-survey-a-coordinated-effort-official-says http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112109-prevailing-wage-survey-a-coordinated-effort-official-says

DEPARTMENT of Commerce-Central Statistics Division Director Justin H. Andrew said this year’s CNMI Prevailing Wage Survey will be a “coordinated effort” with the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, which has in turn contracted Hive Analytics, headed by Matt Deleon Guerrero, to implement the survey.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Sophia Perez - sophia@mvariety.com - Variety Feature Writer) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
MVA has new managing director http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112110-mva-has-new-managing-director http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112110-mva-has-new-managing-director

THE Marianas Visitors Authority has selected a new managing director, highly placed sources told Variety.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Cousins in theft case get time served http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112111-cousins-in-theft-case-get-time-served http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112111-cousins-in-theft-case-get-time-served

AFTER admitting that they stole more than $6,000 from Club C, Alvagene Delos Santos 28, and her first cousin Cherie Delos Santos, 23, were sentenced to five years in jail, but all suspended except for 14 days.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000
Lawmaker: NMI workforce at ‘very critical stage’ http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112112-lawmaker-nmi-workforce-at-very-critical-stage http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/112112-lawmaker-nmi-workforce-at-very-critical-stage

THE CNMI workforce is now at a “very critical stage,” House Federal and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Luis John Castro said.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1000