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DEAR Robert Hunter, you have used your podium in the Governor’s office to “troll & bully” citizens of the CNMI for too long and WE are Glad that you are gone!  But you still want to conduct a character assassination on Tina — ugly  vengeance & jealousy for TRUE!   You have some nerve…

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WHILE Tina Sablan and company have worked overtime to attempt to frame the gubernatorial win by the Palacios-Apatang team as a win for her and democrats, not only is this thoroughly insulting to the good Lt. Governor and Mayor who won the election, it attempts to reframe reality. That realit…

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I COULD only think of the words by Dr. King when my wife woke me up to tell me that Arnold & Dave and had won —  “FREE at Last, FREE at Last — thank God almighty WE are FREE at Last.” The one person who has caused the most damage to the CNMI’s economy and quality of life is finally gone …

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THERE is a lot of talk about how the Governor has posted his wife, brothers and other family members at the Polls for the early voting. The first thing that voters see at the Early Voting Site is the Torres Family which by their very nature is intimidating to voters but it won’t be enough to…

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IT will come as no surprise to anyone that Mayor David Apatang was first out of the gate as super typhoons Soudelor and Yutu retreated from our shores. It’s a generational habit. His years in the military, as head of executive departments, and in the legislature trained him to respond immedi…

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ON Nov. 7, 2019, a search warrant was executed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of Gov. Ralph Torres' office, his vehicles, his home, his farm and his brothers' law firm for probable cause of public corruption.

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WHEN we voted to approve our Covenant to join the American political family, that piece of document made us all citizens of the United States, and that, more than anything, makes it absolutely clear what our position is vis-a-vis the United States: what our privileges, benefits and also our …

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IT would be appropriate for the CNMI House and the Senate to send a resolution of appreciation to President Biden and the U.S. Congress for all the funds they have sent our way over the last four years to help cover our losses to Super Typhoon Yutu and the Covid pandemic.

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INDEPENDENTS and Democrats combined will decide who is our next Governor and given the overwhelming majority of voters have already voted against Ralph/Vinnie it is a mathematical fact. Ralph/Vinnie have been busy trying to steal and even buy supporters but so far only two have fallen public…

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I WRITE  this letter not for  political reasons but from my own observation  as a member of our community and watching how the campaign was handled by Arnold  Palacios. It was obvious from  the very beginning that  Arnold allowed anyone to be part of their campaign even if it will  hurt his …

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WITH the election season coming to an end, this is my last attempt to try and HELP the People with our Political struggles, as I’m through with the ugly politics of the CNMI.  It should be obvious that Ralph intends on winning this election at any cost and I do mean cost, as it seems people …

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THANK you for your coverage of the year’s runoff race that will begin with the early voting on Nov. 18.

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WHY is Lt. Gov. Arnold Palacios continuing to hide the truth about his health from the voters of the CNMI? After losing to Gov. Ralph Torres in last week’s election, Mr. Palacios is again asking for your vote in the upcoming runoff election. Incredibly, he is running on the slogan, “Rebuildi…

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I WANT to start off by congratulating all those that ran under the AD 2022 Team and other candidates for their victory in this election.

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SOME say there were many issues on the ballot but in reality, it’s just one — the Morality of the CNMI that must prevail over the corruption & poli-tricks. I can even agree with the AD voters who want real trusted leadership, as it’s obvious the majority of voters are against this Govern…

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I WISH to express my views on the election runoff to determine the choice of our voters in the CNMI as to the next Governor and Lt. Governor.

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THANKS for your confidence and for voting for me to represent you. I’ve dedicated my career and my life to my passions. My passions are our biological environment and our people. I am especially concerned about the legacy that we are creating today for those who will follow behind us. My dad…

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THIS is addressed to PSS' director of athletics, school administrators, coaches, Board of Education members and whoever else is involved with setting rules and regs for the Elementary School Co-Ed Basketball League.

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THE debate is over; now each voter needs to consider his or her responsibility as CNMI voters: Democrat, Republican or Independent.

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JUDGE Pro Tempore Alberto E. Tolentino’s decision not to try Governor Torres on charges of “misconduct in public office, theft, and contempt” until after the 2022 election forces the CNMI electorate to vote for one of the three candidates without confirming the governor’s guilt or innocence.…

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HER name is Susan de Veyra — a super amazing nurse at CHCC.  If you don't know her, then you’re either not from Saipan, Tinian or Rota; or you or any member of your family have never been to CHCC. If you know her then your parents, grandparents and even great grandparents knew her too — 33 y…

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WITH all due respect to MVA, the Sumiyoshi Shrine, featured on page 6 of your September 20 edition, is not located on Rota, but rather on Tinian.

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WE are writing in response to the Marianas Variety article of August 31, 2022, “Governor Vetoes Mental Health Bill.”

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IT'S really deceiving to campaign for good professional liars today everywhere around the globe, and I don't blame you if you feel betrayed.

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AS we all know, climate change has taken its toll on the earth for the past few years. Well recently, in Pakistan, climate change has only become worse. In Sindh, communities are being threatened by water overflowing down from the Indus river. Local officials say that in the district of Dadu…

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AFTER many years of deception, lying, avoiding the majority of our people, abuse of power, acting above the law, raiding his office by the FBI, being impeached by the House of Representatives, criminal charges filed by the Attorney General, abuse of public funds, and disregarding the safety …

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THE Marianas Agupa forum was truly informative and eye-opening which is why the Governor was a No-show. It was awesome that Mr. Glen Manglona offered the Forum FOR the People. I must agree with Mr. Manglona about the Governor not having a legitimate excuse for being a no-show as he could hav…

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THE governor has allotted close to $2 million for a contract to clean up toxic materials stored in the Tinian Department of Natural Resources compound.

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REGARDING the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, I am so thankful and grateful to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Democrats in the states and the CNMI. It’s a victory for the people!

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FROM July 31 to August 5, a group of midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, got an introductory taste of the history and culture of the CNMI as part of the academy's Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Program. It was — for several of these young, future officer…

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COMMONWEALTH government workers preparing for retirement have come to me concerned their Social Security benefits are less than expected because of the Windfall Elimination Provision or WEP.

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THE Tinian Chamber of Commerce gave the business owners on Tinian the following questionnaire concerning Homeland Security/USCIS. Only businesses that have a permanent office on Tinian and hire CW’s participated. Owners that have multiple businesses were only counted once.

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LAST week, 7/12/22, Marianas Variety published a front-page article  stating that the Bureau of Military Affairs won the Liberation Day float contest with a picture depicting its rendition of “Camp Susupe.”

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I'M recovering from the  shooting of Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan.

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IT was a historic occasion for the Northern Mariana Islands to host the 2022 Pacific Mini Games. Not only was it the first time for the CNMI to host the games, but we held the games despite years of setbacks from typhoons to a turbulent economy to a global pandemic. Indeed, “Rising up to the…

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SOMEONE has been passing false rumors on Tinian that I hope you will help put to an end.

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THANKS CNMI for all the support and appreciation for the former slaves being finally FREE! As the story goes, they (slave owners & other whites) didn’t want slaves to know they were free so it took 2 ½ years for all the slaves to be freed on June 19th of 1865.  For some African Americans…

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ON June 12th,  the 124th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence, we celebrate the appreciation of the Filipino youth and all Filipinos for freedom, and to reiterate their united call for the preservation of our sovereignty, particularly in the West Philippine Sea and terri…

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KUDOS to Commissioner of Education Dr. Alfred Ada and the PSS Federal Programs Manager Tim Thornburg for bringing the PSS senior staff to Tinian for an educational retreat this week.

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THE presence of the Chinese Liaoning Aircraft Carrier and the  high-intensity drills conducted by People’s Liberation Army  Navy in the West Philippine Sea is a blatant violation by China of international law which they have been perpetrating for years.

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THE Uvalde, Texas massacre of 19 children is heartbreaking news!  Those children died in fear, in a space that was supposed to protect them and keep them safe from harm.  My prayers go out to their friends and families.  These types of tragic incidents should remind us how fortunate we are i…

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THIS is to request an Open Government Act to review and inspect all documents relating to, relevant to, and reference to the properties and site of the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium, the Francisco “Tun Ko” Palacios Ballfield, and the track-and-field  located in San Jose village the traditional Ch…

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TO our graduating students across the CNMI, I offer my congratulations and commend your achievements and accomplishments that brought you to Graduation Day.

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ACCESS to timely and quality healthcare is a right every human being deserves, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity or gender expression.