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Rep. Sheila Babauta voyages north (4)

THE Super Emerald dropped anchor off the shore of Alamagan around 3 p.m. on June 3rd, after a three-hour sail from Pagan. As she did when docked outside both Pagan and Agrigan, precinct four Rep. Sheila Babauta once again asked if she could swim to shore.

NMI SBDC Director Nicole Babauta selected as State Star Performer

(Press Release) — The Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network has recently announced Director and Business Advisor with the CNMI Small Business Development Center Nicole Babauta as the 2019 State Star for the Micronesian Region. The PISBDCN is the umbrella for all centers in the region consisting of Guam, the CNMI, Chuuk, Kosrea, Yap, and Palau.

Business recovery outreach with economic development experts set for June 24

(Office of the Governor) — The International Economic Development Council or IEDC, as the leading international association for professional economic developers, has received a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support technical assistance for economic recovery and resiliency efforts in the CNMI. The grant is being used to help assess the economic impact of Super Typhoon Yutu on Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, as well as provide technical assistance in business retention, expansion, and attraction efforts.

Tinian cadets commemorate 75th anniversary of WWII battles

TINIAN — This island encompasses a huge historical legacy from the Pacific War in the 1940s that still remains in the minds and hearts of many.

Interior congratulates 24 graduates of Pacific leadership program

WASHINGTON (Press Release) — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech congratulated the 24 new graduates of the Pacific Executive Leadership Development Program or ELDP by way of video, along with Pacific Island leaders, during the graduation ceremony of the Pacific ELDP 2019 cohort at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday, June 14, 2019.

TSL Foundation supports Miss Earth-NMI pageant

(Press Release) — The Tan Siu Lin Foundation is on board with Exquisite Productions Marianas for the historic staging of the Miss Earth-Northern Marianas pageant.

CAO, DYS to hold youth summer camp

THE Carolinian Affairs Office and the Division of Youth Affairs are offering a summer camp program that aims to empower the youth.

Woman in drug case pleads guilty

JOANNE Marie Deleon Guerrero Castro, who was flagged by a pharmacy 14 times for purchasing cold medicine that contains pseudoephedrine, pled guilty on Thursday before District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona.

Murder defendant to plead guilty

ALFONSO S. Parongan, 57, will admit to stabbing to death his landlord over a rental dispute and seriously injuring her husband.

Judge expresses concern over Rota’s ‘small’ jury pool

SUPERIOR Court Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja said if the jury trial for Rota officials charged with corruption would go forward, it would be difficult to enlist jurors from the island which has a population of about 2,000.