SPECIAL Assistant for Management and Budget Virginia "Vicky" Villagomez on Friday issued the following statement regarding Gov. Ralph DLG Torres' decision to terminate her:
BY a unanimous vote, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board of trustees on Wednesday, Dec. 1 decided not to require the Covid-19 vaccine for eligible students.
(Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.) — 104 additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, bringing the CNMI total to 1,062 cases since March 28, 2020.
THE House Judiciary and Governmental Operations Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert A. Guerrero.
KAGMAN High School teacher Paul Murphy said he and his wife, who is also a teacher, were threatened with AWOL and or termination for refusing to be tested for Covid-19.
GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres will not grant clemency to Price Shoiter at this time, Assistant Attorney General Keisha Blaise told the federal court on Thursday afternoon.
CHIEF Judge Ramona V. Manglona of the District Court for the NMI said former Imperial Pacific International LLC chair Lijie Cui has purged her contempt “to the limited extent of issuing the subpoena [to the maker of iPhones] and giving access to her Apple iCloud account.”
MOBIL Oil Marianas on Thursday afternoon reduced its fuel prices by 15 cents. Shell is expected to do likewise.
STAR Marianas Air Inc. will resume its daily flights between Rota and Guam on Jan. 1, 2022.
THE Commonwealth Casino Commission is closely monitoring Imperial Pacific International's assets that may be auctioned, commission executive director Andrew Yeom said on Wednesday.
THE Department of Public Safety is asking the community’s help to identify two individuals who burglarized the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sports Bar in Garapan on Nov. 26.
THE four-member Rota Legislative Delegation was not able to act on Sen. Paul A. Manglona's Senate Local Bill 22-6 due to a lack of quorum. Sens. Victor Hocog and Teresita Santos were absent.
THE Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance program has extended the deadline for submission of Spring 2022 financial assistance applications.
GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres on Thursday joined Filipino and local community members as well as Tan Holdings Corp. officials and employees at the Saipan International Airport for the arrival from Guam of the remains of the late Philippine Honorary Consul Glicerio “Eli” Del Mundo Arago.
FOLLOWING on discussions and recommendations generated from the Commonwealth’s first legislative Pride Talks roundtable last June, House Health and Welfare Committee Chair Tina Sablan has prefiled two bills to advance gender equality and promote the health, safety, and well-being of LGBTQ pe…
(CHCC) — The Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. is launching a personalized door-to-door outreach to assist people who speak English as their second language and may need extra help accessing information about Covid-19 vaccination, testing, or registration process. This effort will ensure every i…
(Office of the Governor) — The Department of Public Works-Energy Division Office will host a 2021 Saipan Energy Educational Awareness and Community Outreach Program Campaign Drive-Thru Distribution Event to promote energy conservation and implementation of efficiency measures that reduce ene…
(Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.) — 103 additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, bringing the CNMI total to 958 cases since March 28, 2020. (Not a single-day record as earlier stated in the headline.)
FOUR positive Covid-19 cases were identified on Tinian, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation reported on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
FORMER firefighter Adam Safer said he and his immediate family have no reason to be at the Kanoa Resort quarantine facility.
TWO pay service kiosks were activated by the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. on Wednesday afternoon to provide its customers with additional consumer payment options.
NMI Democratic Party Chairwoman Nola Hix said former Speaker Pedro Paduna R. Deleon Guerrero appeared uninvited during a meeting.
SPEAKER Edmund S. Villagomez has asked House Minority Leader Angel Demapan to submit the names of three minority bloc members who will be part of the ethics committee the speaker intends to form.
SEVEN individuals are currently hospitalized for moderate to severe Covid-19 symptoms, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muna said Wednesday.
THE Rota Legislative Delegation will meet via Zoom with Star Marianas Air Inc. owner Shaun Christian at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 2, to find a solution to a "critical transportation issue" that prompted the airline company to suspend flights until further notice.
THE U.S. Department of Transportation has dismissed Star Marianas Air Inc.'s complaint against the Commonwealth Ports Authority.
SENATOR Edith Deleon Guerrero on Wednesday prefiled Senate Bill 22-70, which proposes to waive the rule requiring recipients of government scholarship assistance to repay it if they can’t find work in the CNMI 90 days after getting a college degree.
(Office of the Governor) — Gov. Ralph DLG Torres announced Wednesday that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will remove the CNMI from its Covid-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination on Dec. 6, 2021.
(Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.) — Twenty-five additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, bringing the CNMI total to 812 cases since March 28, 2020.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Office of the CNMI Governor) — CNMI senior government officials participated in the National Governors Association Infrastructure Summit in Annapolis, Maryland.
(Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.) — Forty-three additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, bringing the CNMI total to 855 cases since March 28, 2020.
“IT’S exhausting,” Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muna said Monday regarding the CNMI’s ongoing Covid-19 response.
POLICE Officer Jhaneeka Atalig is no longer required to appear before the House Judiciary and Governmental Operations Committee which is investigating Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ public expenditures.
A MAJORITY of the public comments received regarding the proposed amendment to health regulations were against it, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muna said Monday.
ATTORNEY Aaron Halegua wants former Imperial Pacific International LLC chair Lijie Cui to clarify “deficiencies and inconsistencies” in her declarations regarding electronically stored information or ESI.
COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muna on Monday said the CNMI could not confirm whether or not the most recent Covid-19 specimens were linked to the Delta variant.
CHIEF Judge Ramona V. Manglona of the District Court for the NMI has granted the request of Sardini Group Inc. and Imperial Pacific International LLC to issue a protective order to prevent confidential information disclosures in their civil litigation.
ATTORNEY Bradley O’Brien of the U.S. Department of Justice-Environmental Enforcement Section has filed a notice of withdrawal from representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the federal court’s stipulated orders for Commonwealth Utilities Corp. projects.
(DPS) — On Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at about 2:08 p.m., the Department of Public Safety dispatched units to a report of an unresponsive individual at the former Mariana Resort.
(CUC) — The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. announces that the Fuel Adjustment Charge remains at $0.23296 per kWh for the month of December.
(Press Release) — The Office of the Mayor of Saipan received another shipment of dog food, cat food, and kennel supplies from Guam Animals in Need or GAIN as donation to help out the office’s Dog Control Program run a temporary kennel in As Perdido.
(Press Release) — On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands issued its Covid-19 Order No. 16, in light of the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases in the community.
(NMI Judiciary) — On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, the judiciary informed employees on Tinian that an employee at Kotten Tinian tested positive for Covid-19. The Judiciary also informed Tinian Mayor Edwin P. Aldan of this recent development.
(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages and the Grotto every week. BECQ also analyzes water samples collected from Tinian's recreational beaches and storm drainages
FORMER Speaker Pedro Paduna R. Deleon Guerrero accused NMI Democratic Party chairwoman Nola Hix and vice chairman Daniel Quitugua of being "bad leaders" after they chased him out of a meeting with Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios and Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang last month.
AN online petition is calling for an investigation into the sexual abuse allegations against Rep. Edwin K. Propst.
FOUR unvaccinated individuals are hospitalized at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and receiving ICU level of care due to low blood oxygen levels, CHCC chief executive officer Esther L. Muna said Monday.
A 22-year-old man was found dead at the former Mariana Resort on Monday, Nov. 29.
ANGEL Playing Cards USA Inc., Imperial Pacific International LLC, USA Fanter Corp. Ltd. and receiver Clear Management Ltd., acting through Timothy Shepherd have agreed to a 30-day stay of sale, according to a stipulation they filed Monday in federal court.