Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:29:44 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb ‘It’s still possible to repeal Saipan casino law’ http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69295-it-s-still-possible-to-repeal-saipan-casino-law http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69295-it-s-still-possible-to-repeal-saipan-casino-law

THERE’S still hope.  Those who are against the existing Saipan casino law can still hope to see the law repealed.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Alexie Villegas Zotomayor - avz@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000
Special senatorial election candidates: Igisomar, Rios and Castro http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69333-special-senatorial-election-candidates-igisomar-rios-and-castro http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69333-special-senatorial-election-candidates-igisomar-rios-and-castro

COMMERCE Secretary Sixto Igisomar, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board member Roy Rios and retired servicemember Jesus Manibusan Castro are running for the Saipan Senate seat vacated by Ray N. Yumul.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000
Contractor says it can sue CUC over pipeline project http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69296-contractor-says-it-can-sue-cuc-over-pipeline-project http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69296-contractor-says-it-can-sue-cuc-over-pipeline-project

A GUAM-BASED company contracted by the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. to replace fuel pipeline for federal stipulated order projects supplemented its dispute on Wednesday, saying it can sue CUC for breach of contract.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000
No land compensation payments http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69297-no-land-compensation-payments http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69297-no-land-compensation-payments

A LOCAL law requiring the government to pay landowners is likely to be violated today because questions about the constitutionality of the measure have yet to be resolved.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000
Cing and San Nicolas challenge Dela Cruz to a debate http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69291-cing-and-san-nicolas-challenge-dela-cruz-to-a-debate http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69291-cing-and-san-nicolas-challenge-dela-cruz-to-a-debate

THE two opponents of Tinian Mayor Ramon M. Dela Cruz are challenging him to a debate on the issues that Tinian is facing.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000
Saipan mayor’s office looking for parking space http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69288-saipan-mayor-s-office-looking-for-parking-space http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69288-saipan-mayor-s-office-looking-for-parking-space

THE Saipan mayor’s office may use its nursery in Chalan Kanoa or a vacant area near its animal shelter in Lower Base as parking space for its heavy equipment.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000
Hirsh: Wednesday’s earthquake a wake-up call http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69278-hirsh-wednesday-s-earthquake-a-wake-up-call http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/69278-hirsh-wednesday-s-earthquake-a-wake-up-call

THE magnitude 6.7 earthquake that shook Guam and Saipan on Wednesday afternoon was a wakeup call for people to review their emergency plans, according to American Red Cross-NMI chapter executive director John Hirsh.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Raquel C. Bagnol - raquel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000