ROBBIE Schorr retained his men’s singles title after outlasting a former NCAA Division 1 player, TJ Bellama, on Monday in the 2020 White Coconut Tennis Classic at the American Memorial Park tennis courts.
THE Saipan International School Geckos bombarded Da’ok Academy with unanswered buckets on Tuesday night to win their game in the PSS Boys High School Basketball league at the Marianas High School Gym.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Democrats in the U.S. Congress and some of the party’s presidential contenders warned on Tuesday about escalating conflict in the Middle East after Iran launched a retaliatory missile strike against U.S. forces in Iraq.
IN 1789 — or about 230 years ago — the U.S. Constitution was ratified and approved by the Thirteen Original Colonies. This landmark legal instrument established the first democracy in the world. As a representative democracy, the people of the United States freely choose their political leaders at a general election, held every two to four years.
FRANK Ermitanio is the second player to be added to the list of the 2020 Amigos Golf Club aces after he claimed the title for February by scoring a low total net of 140 in a two-day tournament at the Kingfisher Golf Links.
WITH the Board of Education’s approval, Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada said the Public School System will reduce the salaries of its officials and managers starting in March.
SOME years back we discussed the extraordinary adventure of Maurice and Maralyn Bailey, an English couple whose sailboat was wrecked by a whale and who drifted in a life raft for 117 days, a record at that time. I recently read a book about their experience that teaches us vital lessons which we can all use, whether stranded in a raft at sea or stranded in a thankless job. First, a summary of their story, then some life lessons.
TINIAN — Bob Ferrer and his daughter JC Ferrer won the open division for males and females in the 65K Pika Bike Race on Saturday as part of the 16th Tinian Hot Pepper Festival.
THE House Committee on Public Utilities, Transportation, and Communications or PUTC met with Division of Procurement & Supply Acting Director Francisco C. Aguon Wednesday morning to discuss the current status of the Marpi landfill operation and maintenance.
THIS Epitaph is dedicated to the Founders of America on this Presidents’ Day and the People of the CNMI!
SHIRLEY’S Football Club and the TanHoldings Football Club are off to a great start in the U13 coed division of the Youth League Spring 2020 after beating their respective adversaries on Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
THE Northern Marianas Technical Institute on Tuesday received from the Department of Finance $300,000 of the funds collected from CNMI-Only Transitional Worker Permit or CW applicants.
THE CNMI’s previous financial crisis was much worse than what we are experiencing right now.
ISLANDER Rent A Car managed to snatch victory from Eats Easy x The Game in the United Filipino Organization-IT&E Basketball League Open Division on Saturday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym. It was the alley-oop clutch shot executed by Mac Mintac in the game’s last few seconds that gave the Islanders a 95-93 victory.
DISTRICT Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona has denied Imperial Pacific International’s second request for a stay and protective order in the lawsuit filed by seven workers against IPI and its former contractor and subcontractor.
ON Oct. 31, 1967, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D-Montana, informed his colleagues about recent news articles in Time Magazine and the New York Times that he said should serve as a “timely reminder that all is not well in the U.S.-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific.” The TT comprised of the NMI, Palau, the Marshalls and what is now known as the FSM.
ABOUT 80 of the 130 stranded tourists on Saipan have been repatriated already, but there are “issues” with those who are still on island, especially the individuals from Wuhan, Hubei, China, Commonwealth Ports Authority Chairwoman Kimberlyn King-Hinds said, referring to the lockdown in the Chinese province.
(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational western beaches and storm drainages every week as part of a regularly scheduled sampling program.
WHILE a successful politician in many ways, Joe Biden’s attempts to become president are marked by quite a severe flaw — he cannot enter a town hall without saying something stupid.
BECAUSE its denial is incessantly repeated, the following truth must be incessantly restated: we ordinary Americans are fabulously rich and getting richer. The irony is that we are so very materially prosperous — with a prosperity that is shared by nearly all Americans — that we take our happy condition for granted.
GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres on Tuesday approved Tinian Local Bill 21-1, which appropriates $531,248 in Tinian casino license fees for the Tinian municipal government and the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission.
NORTHERN Marianas College will seek Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance program’s consideration to allow part-time students to access its financial aid program, NMC Interim President Frankie Eliptico said.
(Filtaga) — Eli Buenaventura battled strong winds and hard green to edge Ruben Avendano by one stroke for the Filtaga’s February qualifying ticket at King Fisher Golf Links over the weekend.
THE disciplinary record of a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent will be turned over to the defense lawyers of Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig and co-defendant Evelyn Atalig, according to a recent order of District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona.
IN one respect, at least, the Democratic nominating contest is running true to form: Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting the lion’s share of young adults’ votes. In New Hampshire, for example, voters under 30 represented 15% of the total but 28% of Mr. Sanders’s support. Voters 65 and older were 25% of the total but only 13% of the Sanders coalition.
THE wife of John Jones, who went missing at the Grotto in Nov. 2018, has filed a lawsuit in the federal court against a diving company, among other defendants, and is seeking damages for negligence and wrongful death.
RYAN Rabauliman Pua, 34, was arrested on the evening of Feb. 13 after “making trouble” at an establishment and for attempting to “head-butt” a responding police officer.
(CNMI Judiciary) — Six high schools will be competing on February 27 and 28 for the opportunity to represent the CNMI at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Evansville, Indiana in May. The CNMI-wide competition will be held at the District Court for the NMI. Schools represented include Grace Christian Academy, Kagman High School, Marianas High School, Mount Carmel High School, Saipan International School, and Tinian High School.
IT was a very special day for the female staff members and supervisors of the Saipan mayor’s office on Friday, Valentine’s Day.
THE Rotary Club of Saipan installed Mary Grace Bautista, a new member, during its regular meeting at Hyatt Regency on Tuesday.
THE Emon Masonic Lodge No. 179 will hold its 28th public installation of elected and appointed officers for Masonic Year 2020-2021 in the Royal Taga Hall of Saipan World Resort this Saturday, Feb. 22.
IN support of the cancer awareness program in the CNMI, the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club will hold its first annual walkathon this year.
EVANGELIST Franklin Graham arrived on Saipan, Wednesday morning, and will preach at the Marianas Festival of Hope on Feb. 21 at American Memorial Park.
(Press Release) — The long wait of parents, students, teachers and administration of Green Meadow School for the results of the Mathcourt competition held on Jan. 18, 2020 is finally over.
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Gary Hiles, chief economist of the Guam Department of Labor, said the island doesn’t have enough construction workers to finish currently permitted and contracted building projects.
MANGILAO (UOG) — Three cadets in the University of Guam’s Army ROTC program have been selected for paid internships in the continental United States this coming summer.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Donald Trump came under fire on Tuesday for commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat.