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TWO newly arrived travelers tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and Sunday which brings the CNMI's number of total cases to 170 since March 28, 2020.

CRIME rates are down, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert A. Guerrero said during a media briefing on KKMP radio station Friday.

ATTORNEY Mark Scoggins has asked the federal court to rule in favor of Winzy Corp. in its lawsuit against Imperial Pacific International LLC for breach of contract.

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DEPARTMENT of Finance Secretary David DLG Atalig, the guest speaker at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting on Wednesday, discussed the American Rescue Plan Act funds that the CNMI will receive as well as the administration’s funding priorities.

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AS part of their commitment to the public-private partnership program of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisers, the House minority bloc members cleaned up Paupau Beach Park and painted its sidewalk.

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AT the Tourism Month proclamation signing ceremony earlier this week, Marianas Visitors Authority board vice chair Gloria C. Cavanagh asked CNMI community members to familiarize themselves with the history of frequented sites around the island.

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THE Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs is relaying to the public the Department of Defense's reminder that “it is unsafe to enter the Tinian Mortar Range, including the Chiget Beach area at any time, due to the potential unexploded ordnance or UXO hazard that exists.”

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FOLLOWING the dismissal of his lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Denis Uvarov, a 33-year-old Russian national, told the federal court that he should have been directed to the specific court that could hear a foreigner's claims based on the Universal Human Rights Declaration.

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IMPERIAL Pacific International LLC has appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit the federal court's entry of judgment awarding Ping Shun Corp.’s $443,900.50 in a breach of contract lawsuit.

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“ADDITIONAL hiring of law enforcement personnel has reduced the amount of overtime compared to prior year as there are more employees working regular hours and sharing responsibility for the CNMI safety.”

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SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho on Tuesday appointed a mental health expert, Dr. Andrea M.S. Leitheiser, to conduct an examination on Lucas Taitano Manglona and Queena Ogumoro Fitial, and to report on their mental health condition in the next 30 days.

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SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang on Monday informed the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation about the need to "clearly and accurately identify the boundaries separating one village from another."

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IMPERIAL Pacific International LLC, Pacific Rim Land Development LLC, and the CNMI Department of Finance-Division of Tax and Revenue, through their respective attorneys, have asked the federal court for an order approving the release of $2.47 in escrow funds.

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GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, together with the Marianas Visitors Authority and other tourism stakeholders, proclaimed May as Tourism Month.

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DUE to lack of revenue from Saipan’s casino, which has shut down since March 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the CNMI government is tapping the $13.6 million community disaster loan from Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay the 25% of the retirees pension this year, Finance Secretary …

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REPRESENTATIVE Vicente Camacho on Tuesday said Imperial Pacific International's casino license, which was suspended last month by the Commonwealth Casino Commission, should be revoked.

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OVER 100 Imperial Pacific International casino workers on Friday received a 30-day separation notice from IPI Chief Executive Officer Ray N. Yumul who also informed them that IPI does not expect U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to take action on the extension request that the compan…

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WHILE some of the world’s major cities anticipate to reopen to tourism this summer, the CNMI wants to first ensure that the threshold for herd immunity has been reached before it reopens to tourists, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres said on Friday.

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IMPERIAL Pacific International LLC remitted the second monthly settlement payment on April 30, attorney Michael Dotts told the federal court on Monday.

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THE Governor's Covid-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. opened more vaccination sites even as four additional Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday and Friday, raising the CNMI’s total to 168 since March 28, 2020.

A DAY after their meeting, the Department of Public Lands informed Saipan Portopia Hotel Corp., doing business as Hyatt Regency Saipan, that DPL is proposing a new 40-year land lease agreement with the hotel whose current 40-year lease of 4,432 hectares of public land in Garapan ends in Dec. 2021.