A bumpy and foggy road to recovery: CNMI will reopen its economy amid unfamiliar circumstances

July 8, 2020

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

CNMI Gov. Ralph Torres facing threat of impeachment

Quite a mirror of national politics, the Northern Mariana Islands is dealing with its own political anxiety. While Republican President Donald Trump is awaiting his impeachment trial, the CNMI’s Republican governo...

Friday, December 20, 2019

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 Pacific island nations are taking a huge step toward environmental conservation with several island nations and territories eithe...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

If not giving birth or working at construction sites, illegal aliens are driving cabs on Saipan

                                             An aerial photograp...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

 Saipan — The Torres administration immediately sounded the alarm after receiving reports that the federal government might revoke the existing parole authority for Chinese visitors. The Chinese tourism market has helped the CNMI economy recover after years of economic...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Commonwealth government struggling to keep afloat

CNMI State Public School System Commissioner Glenn Muna, M.Ed., left, explains to members of the House Ways and Means Committee their cost-containment measures in light of the government's imposition of austerity while C...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

As Imperial Pacific struggles to complete its hotel project, Japanese investor comes to the rescue

Saipan — Critics predict — or hope— the Imperial Pacific International’s casino project is doomed to fail. Two years since it opened the completed section of the Imperial...

Friday, May 3, 2019

Saipan — When something seems not right, CNMI Rep. Cristina “Tina” Sablan is the first to blow the whistle. On April 12, she asked the CNMI House leadership to place on session agenda the Office of Public Auditor’s opinion that thumbed down a House resolution allowing...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Governor Torres gets ready for another term as the Commonwealth  absorbs a series of economic shocks

Saipan— As of last week of December, the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. has restored 61 percent of power on Saipan and Tinian. On Nov. 27, the Marianas Visitors Authority...

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saipan — A piece of legislation that would  amend the legislators' annual salary  from $39,000 to $32,000 is now awaiting Gov. Ralph Torres’ action.

House Bill 20-195, which would apply to the incoming legislature,  almost failed to muster the required three-fourth...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

 Saipan-- CNMI voters are giving Republican Gov. Ralph DLG Torres a fresh four-year mandate based on unofficial tally of Tuesday's  general elections.

The Saipan and Tinian unofficial results are based on the early voting done from Nov. 6 to 12 and election day wit...

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