REPRESENTATIVE Edwin Propst on Tuesday introduced House Legislative Initiative 22-1 to allow for a free and open election of the Department of Public Safety commissioner.
THE House of Representatives on Tuesday passed House Bill 22-74, which proposes to appropriate $103.3 million in local revenue for fiscal year 2022, which starts on Oct. 1, 2021.
USA Fanter Corp. Ltd. has requested the federal court to appoint Clear Management Ltd. to administer, collect, or sell any casino gaming property in which defendant-judgment debtor Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC has an interest, and to do any other acts required to satisfy the jud…
ATTORNEY Aaron Halegua has accused former Imperial Pacific International LLC chairwoman Cui Li Jie of intentionally obstructing and preventing the federal court from obtaining her Electronically Stored Information or ESI in the lawsuit of seven construction workers who have alleged labor vio…
GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres on Tuesday approved House Local Bill 22-8, which doubles the fee imposed on electronic gaming devices including poker machines on Saipan.
OFFICIALS from the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport conducted a site inspection of the CNMI last weekend and were impressed by the CNMI Covid-19 protocols, Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo said on Saturday.
FINDING that the attorneys for the plaintiff deliberately caused the disruption and delay in resolving a dispute over Tanapag real estate properties, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho denied Jiang Zheng Asset Management LLC’s request for a protective order.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Pro-migrant groups frustrated with President Joe Biden's continued use of an "inhumane" Trump-era expulsion policy for migrant families will seek to block it in court, the groups said on Monday, deepening the president's challenges on the U.S.-Mexico border.
HONIARA (SIBC/Pacnews) — The Solomon Islands government has approved a mandatory vaccination to all public servants, state-owned enterprises, and the private employees undertaking frontline work.
(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is excited to announce Jack Doyle’s upcoming Community Grant Project “Legends of Rota,” an animated representation of stories told by Chamorro elders in the Chamorro language.
(CHCC) — The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation has launched its latest resource for patients who receive care on Saipan: online bill payment for medical services. The upgrade is part of CHCC’s steps to modernize its processes and improve customer experience.
(Press Release) — A training session on “Basic Understanding and Concepts of Drone Operations for the Community” will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate will try to complete work this week on a $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill that would bring long-awaited improvements to roads, bridges and mass-transit systems, even as some Republicans began complaining about the details.
KOROR (Island Times/Pacnews) — The commander of the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific, Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, stressed Palau’s importance as an ally against entities that do not promote an open and free Indo-Pacific region.
(LDTF) — The Lady Diann Torres Foundation continues to support individuals with disabilities through the foundation’s scholarship program.
(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.
SUVA (Fiji Times/Pacnews) — Fiji has recorded1,100 new cases of Covid-19 and 13 deaths Monday increasing the total number of cases to 31,443 cases since the outbreak that started in April.
AS part of the preparation for the start of the new school year, the Public School System today, Aug. 3, will launch a Commonwealth-wide vaccination drive at various public school sites on Saipan, Tinian and Rota for students 12 years old and above.
EFFECTIVE Tuesday, Aug. 3, the CNMI will implement on-arrival PCR screening tests for all inbound travelers based on the guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Covid-19 Delta variant.
BUREAU of Motor Vehicles Director Juana Deleon Guerrero is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary and Governmental Operations Committee on Aug. 9, to testify in the ongoing investigation of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres' public expenditures.
THE case of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found on the shoulder of a road in Marpi last week is still under investigation, Department of Public Safety spokesman Dre Pangelinan said on Monday.
IN his 29th status report, Imperial Pacific International attorney Michael Dotts told the federal court that he is aware that there is a concern over the safety of one of the cranes at the IPI construction site in Garapan.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham revealed on Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated, has flu-like symptoms and will be self-quarantining for 10 days.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — With a new wave of Covid-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people — mainly the unvaccinated — sicker than before.
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Partner airlines out of South Korea have scheduled to bring up to 3,754 travelers to Guam in August, according to the Guam Visitors Bureau.
MELVIN Castro has refiled his lawsuit against the United States Army for rejecting his application for enlistment twice. He is now also suing the Army for slander and libel.
(Office of the Governor) — Gov. Ralph DLG Torres on Monday said as a mark of solemn respect for the life and service of the late Honorable Ivan James Alafanso Blanco, representative of the 22nd Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature, the CNMI will hold a Commonwealth State Funeral on Thu…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, said a report by U.S. Republicans released on Monday, a conclusion that U.S. intelligence agencies have not reached.
(NMC) — Community members are reminded to attend Northern Marianas College’s free information session on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at NMC's Olympio T. Borja Library located in Building O. The info session will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia's Queensland state on Monday extended a Covid-19 lockdown in Brisbane, while soldiers began patrolling Sydney to enforce stay-at-home rules as Australia struggles to stop the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading.
THE House of Representatives is expected to adopt today, Aug. 3, House Joint Resolution 22-9 to recognize and acknowledge the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the Guam-CNMI State Committee and their volunteers.
(Press Release) — Tinian Rep. Patrick H. San Nicolas has introduced legislation that will prohibit deer hunting for up to two years on Tinian. House Local Bill 22-20 ensures that ample supply of food sources will be protected for current and future generations.
WELLINGTON (Stuff NZ/Pacnews) — Seasonal workers will be able to travel to New Zealand from Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu without undergoing a two-week stay in managed isolation, the NZ government has announced.
(Press Release) — The Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council is inviting community members to attend a village townhall meeting in the cafeteria of GTC Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
THE two overdue mariners who were rescued 65 miles northwest of Rota on Friday entered the CNMI as tourists in 2019 and have been overstaying since then, a source in the federal government told Variety.
GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres on Friday expressed support for a fellow Republican, Rep. Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero, who is running for Saipan mayor, saying: “I'll be there for you every step of the way.”
AS of Sunday, the Department of Public Safety had no update on its investigation into the death of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found on the shoulder of a road north of the former Kan Pacific swimming pool in Marpi at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
THE 22nd Legislature will convene on Wednesday, Aug. 4, to adopt Joint Resolution 22-2 commending the life and legacy of the late Rep. Ivan James Alafanso Blanco.
Two of the eight interns of the Public School System-Career and Technical Education Construction Boot Camp at the Department of Public Works pose for a photo with education officials: Board of Education Chairman Andrew L. Orsini, Vice Chairman Herman Atalig, Commissioner of Education Dr. Al…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States will not lock down again to curb Covid-19 but "things are going to get worse" as the Delta variant fuels a surge in cases, mostly among the unvaccinated, top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.
MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries' defense ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila.