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Tuesday, September 30, 2014-12:12:05A.M.

Last updateTue, 30 Sep 2014 10am


UPDATE: PSS cancels classes Tuesday, Wednesday; 6 schools to be used for shelters

THE Public School System has suspended Tuesday and Wednesday classes on Saipan and Tinian  due to Tropical Storm Phanfone.
At 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, PSS central office said six schools will be used for emergency shelters and school buses are ready to pick up residents who need to be transported to these shelters.
“Those who need to evacuate can use the school facilities, but they must provide their own food, water and beddings,” Associate Commissioner for Administrative Services Glen Muna said.
The schools and their contact numbers are as follows:
Tanapag Elementary (Shelter Manager: John Somol - 664-3425 or 237-3161)
Garapan Elementary (Shelter Manager: Leila Yumul - 237-3341 or 664-3951)
Kagman High School (Shelter Manager: Eric Magofna - 237-3834, -3840 or 664-3780)
Chacha Oceanview Middle School (Shelter Manager: Vince Dela Cruz - 664-4100 or 237-3921)
Dandan Middle School (Shelter Manager: Reo Arriola - 237-3662)
Koblerville Elementary (Shelter Manager: George Cruz -237-3621 or 664-3961)
For emergency transportation, call 322-9457.


William Duenas denies violating terms of his probation

WILLIAM Fujihira Duenas, 48, denied violating terms of his probation following his conviction for creating a disturbance at the Zoning Office on May 17, 2012 for which he was sentenced to serve six months in jail.


Jurors find Roberto not guilty on all counts

FORMER CNMI Fish and Wildlife acting Director Raymond Borja Roberto, 41, walked out of the Department of Corrections yesterday afternoon after a 12-person jury found him not guilty of three counts of enticing three minors to have sex with him in exchange for money, and for tampering with a witness.


Guam, Saipan linked to federal fraud case

HAGÅTÑA — Guam and Saipan are mentioned prominently in an indictment filed last Thursday against Jeffrey Neely, the former General Services Administration or GSA Pacific Rim Region commissioner who is facing fraud cases in federal court.


Miss Marianas Teen joins MVA in Japan

2014 Miss Marianas Teen Gianna Camacho joined the Marianas Visitors Authority at the Japan Association of Travel Agents or JATA Expo in Japan to invite more tourists to visit the commonwealth.


November Awaorodi Festival to be finalized this week

PDM Promoters Inc. coordinator Sonia G. Siwa said they will announce details of the Awaodori Festival this week following a meeting with the Marianas Visitors Authority.


Hotel occupancy rate down 3% in August

(Press Release) — The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported a 91.07 percent occupancy among 11 member hotels for August, a 3 percent decrease compared to August 2013.


NMC student body announces election winners

THE Associated Students of Northern Marianas College welcomes its officers for 2014-2015: Riya Nathrani, president; Salvi Villanueva, vice president, Andrew Villanueva, secretary; Roman Tudela, treasurer; and senators Keisuke Yoshida, Adrian Pangelinan, and Guadalupe Camacho.