Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:59:44 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Hocog again asks court to dismiss Yamamoto’s lawsuit http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93973-hocog-again-asks-court-to-dismiss-yamamoto-s-lawsuit http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93973-hocog-again-asks-court-to-dismiss-yamamoto-s-lawsuit

LIEUTENANT Gov. Victor B. Hocog, through attorney Randall Cunliffe, is again asking the District Court for the NMI to dismiss the lawsuit filed against him by Japanese investor Takahisa Yamamoto over the MV Luta fiasco.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000
US court to allow release of 3 defendants in labor fraud case to third-party custodians http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93975-us-court-to-allow-release-of-3-defendants-in-labor-fraud-case-to-third-party-custodians http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93975-us-court-to-allow-release-of-3-defendants-in-labor-fraud-case-to-third-party-custodians

PERSUADED by the arguments of the defendants’ lawyers, District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona on Thursday said she would release to third-party custodians the three detained individuals charged with mail fraud and involvement in an illegal recruiting scheme.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000
DEQ: Enforcement efforts on the rise under amended littering act http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93976-deq-enforcement-efforts-on-the-rise-under-amended-littering-act http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93976-deq-enforcement-efforts-on-the-rise-under-amended-littering-act

(Press Release) — Recently certified litter control officers from the Division of Environmental Quality of the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, have issued 13 littering tickets in Kagman.

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Propst wants House to look into casino construction site http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93977-propst-wants-house-to-look-into-casino-construction-site http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93977-propst-wants-house-to-look-into-casino-construction-site

REPRESENTATIVE Edwin Propst is asking Speaker Ralph Demapan to conduct an oversight hearing to determine whether Imperial Pacific International is in compliance with safety standards at its hotel-casino construction site in Garapan.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Daisy C. Villagomez-Bier is 2017 Counselor of the Year http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93978-daisy-c-villagomez-bier-is-2017-counselor-of-the-year http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93978-daisy-c-villagomez-bier-is-2017-counselor-of-the-year

DAISY C. Villagomez-Bier of Francisco M. Sablan Middle School was named the Public School System’s 2017 Counselor of the Year during the counselors conference held by PSS and Northern Marianas College at the Kanoa Resort on Thursday.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Lori Lyn C. Lirio - lyn@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000
NMI marks 41st Covenant Day http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93979-nmi-marks-41st-covenant-day http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93979-nmi-marks-41st-covenant-day

AS the NMI observes Covenant Day today, Friday, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios urged people to “look back on our progress as a commonwealth, but continue to look toward the future, as our islands’ best days are still ahead if we continue to work together.”

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000
CUC’s ability to continue operating doubted http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93980-cuc-s-ability-to-continue-operating-doubted http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/93980-cuc-s-ability-to-continue-operating-doubted

ITS recurring losses are raising substantial doubts about the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s ability to continue operating, according to an analysis of CUC’s fiscal year 2015 audit report.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Saipan senior golfers win 1st runner up in PAL Interclub http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/sports/93951-saipan-senior-golfers-win-1st-runner-up-in-pal-interclub http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/sports/93951-saipan-senior-golfers-win-1st-runner-up-in-pal-interclub

SAIPAN’S Team Coral Ocean Point played their strongest tour this year bringing home the first runner up award in the 70th Philippine Airlines Interclub Golf Tournament at the Apo Golf and Country Club in Davao, the Philippines from March 1 to March 4.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Sports CNMI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1000