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Saipan chef returns from US culinary convention

A CHEF is not only trained in food preparation but should also be an advocate for sustainability and against food waste, said Grandvrio Resort executive chef Samson Tan who just returned from the American Culinary Federation convention in Orlando, Florida.

Soroptimist International-NMI chapter donates gift certificates to Karidat

THE local chapter of Soroptimist International on Monday donated gift certificates worth $500 to children served by Karidat’s domestic violence program.

Mayor Atalig recognizes Rota student

ROTA Mayor Efraim Atalig has recognized a Rota student for her exemplary performance as a sophomore at the Eastern Oregon University.

Saipan mayor’s office to help clean up schools

THE Saipan mayor’s office will help clean up schools on island in preparation for the new school-year which will start next month.

Court orders Settlement Fund to submit status update

DISTRICT Court for the NMI designated Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood has ordered the NMI Settlement Fund trustee to present a status update.

Accounting firm: IPI has dual rate system for its employees

THE Commonwealth Casino Commission has authorized the use of dual rates for some Imperial Pacific International employees, according to a court-appointed independent monitor, Burger Comer Magliari or BCM, an accounting firm.

Casino commission opposes IPI’s remand motion

THE lawsuit of Imperial Pacific International and its subsidiaries, Grand Mariana and Imperial Pacific Properties, does not involve an interpretation of the casino license agreement, Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Petersburg told the federal court.

Hyatt wants to continue doing business on Saipan

THE company that has been operating the Hyatt Regency Saipan for 28 years wants to continue doing business on island, according to its president Hitoshi Nakauchi.

Exodus of workers to hurt NMI, speaker says

THE “exodus” of workers on CW-1 permits from the CNMI, which may happen next month, will hurt the Commonwealth, Speaker Blas Jonathan Attao said.

Governor signs bond measure

GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres on Monday signed into law House Bill 21-63 which will provide the CNMI government pension obligation bond options so it can meet its obligation to the Settlement Fund at least for fiscal year 2020, which starts on Oct. 1, 2019.