Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:22:59 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Fil-Am leader calls for Duterte’s resignation http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91291-fil-am-leader-calls-for-duterte-s-resignation http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91291-fil-am-leader-calls-for-duterte-s-resignation

NEW YORK — After weeks of keeping silent on accusations that she been plotting to oust Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, New York City Fil-Am community leader Loida Nicolas-Lewis has broken her silence.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Don Tagala - ABS-CBN North America Bureau) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Drug court manager, case worker sworn in http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91311-drug-court-manager-case-worker-sworn-in http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91311-drug-court-manager-case-worker-sworn-in

SUPERIOR Court Judge Robert Naraja administered the oath of office to Drug Court manager Ta Ann Kabua and case worker Jackie Mendiola on Wednesday at the judicial building.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
SHEFA eyes poker parlor deadline extension, e-gaming fees http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91312-shefa-eyes-poker-parlor-deadline-extension-e-gaming-fees http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91312-shefa-eyes-poker-parlor-deadline-extension-e-gaming-fees

WITH the opening next year of Best Sunshine’s casino-hotel, the island’s poker industry is likely to collapse, Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance board chairman Oscar M. Babauta said.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Senate passes several House bills http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91318-senate-passes-several-house-bills http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91318-senate-passes-several-house-bills

THE Senate on Tuesday passed several House bills including H.B. 19-29 which amends Public Law 19-68 relating to the 5 percent salary adjustment for civil service employees.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
CHCC board bill could be ‘life-threatening,’ says Muna http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91324-chcc-board-bill-could-be-life-threatening-says-muna http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91324-chcc-board-bill-could-be-life-threatening-says-muna

LEGISLATION that will create a governing board for the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. will affect its provider agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna told Variety.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Bryan Manabat - bryan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Torres congratulates Kilili for passage of CW-cap bill http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91325-torres-congratulates-kilili-for-passage-of-cw-cap-bill http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91325-torres-congratulates-kilili-for-passage-of-cw-cap-bill

GOVERNOR Ralph D.L.G. Torres on Thursday congratulated U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan for the passage of H.R. 6401, a bill that increases the numerical cap of the CNMI-Only Transition Worker Nonimmigrant Visa program.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Senator Manglona asks governor to veto pay-hike bill for officials http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91326-senator-manglona-asks-governor-to-veto-pay-hike-bill-for-officials http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91326-senator-manglona-asks-governor-to-veto-pay-hike-bill-for-officials

SENATOR Paul A. Manglona has asked Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres to veto House Bill 19-3 which proposes to increase the salaries of government officials.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
US Air Force selects Tinian as divert airfield http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91327-us-air-force-selects-tinian-as-divert-airfield http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91327-us-air-force-selects-tinian-as-divert-airfield

THE U.S. Air Force has finally signed the Record of Decision selecting Tinian International Airport as the location for the planned Divert Activities and Exercises Initiative.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000
MVA taps promotional marketing firm in Japan to promote NMI http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91314-mva-taps-promotional-marketing-firm-in-japan-to-promote-nmi http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/91314-mva-taps-promotional-marketing-firm-in-japan-to-promote-nmi

THE Marianas Visitors Authority has engaged the services of a private firm in Japan to help promote the CNMI as a tourist destination for the Japanese, MVA Managing Director Chris Concepcion told Variety.

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rick.brien@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1000