By Pacific Island Times News Staff Saipan-- United Airlines will offer direct flight services between Saipan and Narita beginning in September, the office of the CNMI governor announced today. “This is a great step in revitalizing our historic Japan market, which has always been a priority of my administration," Gov. Ralph Torres said. "Since the pandemic started, we have been working to both bring back and diversify our main tourism markets. We are excited to see these direc
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Task Force Koa Moana 22 is deployed to the Indo-Pacific to conduct security cooperation activities in Palau and the Northern Mariana Islands from June to August. Task Force Koa Moana 22 comprises 200 U.S. Marines and sailors from 1st Marine Logistics Group and I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, who will task-organize into multiple detachments with expertise in providing engineering, m
By Mar-Vic Cagurangan Sen. Mary Torres and Vice Speaker Tina Muna Barnes are seeking the resurrection of a long-dead law that would have completely prohibited abortion on Guam. The senators asked Attorney General Leevin Camacho to issue a legal opinion on whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court's recent reversal of Roe v. Wade might have a retroactive effect on Public Law 20-134. P,L. 20-134, which sparked a heated debate after it was signed on March 19, 1990, was struck down b
Local community as divided as the Supreme Court over abortion rights By Pacific Island Times News Staff Raising concerns about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero today asked the 36th Guam Legislature to reject a proposal that would restrict access to abortion on Guam. In a 5-4 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the five-decade-old landmark ruling that establ
By Mar-Vic Cagurangan The House Committee on Ethics has voted to refer Congressman Michael San Nicolas' case to the Department of Justice for possible criminal prosecution related to his alleged violations of the campaign contribution rules and other federal laws during the 2018 elections. According to the committee's report released Friday, the investigative subcommittee "unanimously concluded that there was substantial evidence that San Nicolas accepted improper excessive c
By Pacific Island Times News Staff Saipan-- Acting CNMI Gov. Jude U. Hofschneider on Thursday signed an executive order placing Tinian under a major disaster and state of significant emergency arising from pollution caused by a fire that broke out on June 19 at the island's typhoon debris site.
"This fire spread and grew in intensity until it reached a location where waste and debris from Super Typhoon Yutu was being sorted and stored for disposal. Much of the waste and deb