Marianas Variety - Marianas Variety - Today's Headlines http://www.mvariety.com/component/content/?view=featured Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:31:04 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Still no update about missing Yamada sisters http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83694-still-no-update-about-missing-yamada-sisters http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83694-still-no-update-about-missing-yamada-sisters

TWO weeks ago, the parents of the missing Japanese sisters —Natsuki and Chinatsu Yamada — were on Saipan again seeking new information about the case from the CNMI government, Japan Consul Kikuchi Hitoshi told Variety on Wednesday.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
NMI, Guam lawmakers to discuss healthcare, air transportation, shipping http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83697-nmi-guam-lawmakers-to-discuss-healthcare-air-transportation-shipping http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83697-nmi-guam-lawmakers-to-discuss-healthcare-air-transportation-shipping

HEALTHCARE services, air transportation, shipping, fish and wildlife as well as commuter services — these are the top issues that CNMI House members want to discuss with their Guam counterparts when the Mariana Islands Legislature Association meets in March or April on Saipan.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Chamorro DNA research resources online http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83685-chamorro-dna-research-resources-online http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83685-chamorro-dna-research-resources-online

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Humanities Council wishes to advise the public that additional resources related to the recent presentation by visiting molecular anthropologist Dr. Miguel Vilar are now available on its website (www.northernmarianashumanities.org).

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ilw@mvariety.com ( ) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Court to decide on competency of businessman http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83696-court-to-decide-on-competency-of-businessman http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83696-court-to-decide-on-competency-of-businessman

ASSOCIATE Judge Joseph N. Camacho will hold an evidentiary hearing on May 2 to address the competency of businessman Byung Deuk Lee, 73, whose wife and son want to run his companies, saying he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Kilili seeks NMI input on cabotage exception law http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83700-kilili-seeks-nmi-input-on-cabotage-exception-law http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83700-kilili-seeks-nmi-input-on-cabotage-exception-law

U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan wants to consult first with the CNMI Legislature and the administration before acting on the request of Sen. Sixto Igisomar who is asking him to include the commonwealth and Guam in a pending cabotage exception measure.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
John Santos Aldan arrested for sexual assault http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83695-john-santos-aldan-arrested-for-sexual-assault http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83695-john-santos-aldan-arrested-for-sexual-assault

A MAN was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of raping an 18-year-old girl in a car.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Not easy to recruit Liberation Queen candidates this year http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83702-not-easy-to-recruit-liberation-queen-candidates-this-year http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83702-not-easy-to-recruit-liberation-queen-candidates-this-year

THE Liberation Day working committee wants to have at least eight candidates for this year’s fundraising Liberation Queen pageant.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Junhan B. Todiño - junhan@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Guam stores involved in food stamp fraud http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83703-guam-stores-involved-in-food-stamp-fraud http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83703-guam-stores-involved-in-food-stamp-fraud

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — More than two dozen individuals have been temporarily barred from receiving supplemental food benefits after the Department of Public Health and Social Services found them in violation of the program’s rules and regulations.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By John O’Connor - john@mvguam.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000
Manglona sworn in, vows to work with colleagues http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83704-manglona-sworn-in-vows-to-work-with-colleagues http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83704-manglona-sworn-in-vows-to-work-with-colleagues

PAUL A. Manglona on Wednesday was finally sworn in to fill the Senate seat vacated by now Lt. Gov. Victor B. Hocog on Dec. 29, 2015.

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ilw@mvariety.com (By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - cherrie@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff) Featured CNMI Local News CNMI Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1000