DEAR readers, many of you love the sea as much as I, and a good many of you love nothing more than to spend the day on a boat with friends and family, swimming, and barbecuing.  I hold in my memory one of the most amusing boat stories of all time.  Stick around for a few minutes and learn ho…

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THE challenge of the adversities we face is setting the conditions for prosperity which requires “education on the issue and the solutions, a sincere commitment by ALL the stakeholders and not just Democrats, and the fortitude to carry-out the plan.” These are the simple steps the CNMI took …

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AS the American Rescue Plan moves forward in Congress, you have probably heard that unemployment assistance will be extended to August, taxpayers will receive an additional $1,400 rebate, teachers and staff will continue to be paid with more federal funding to keep our schools open, there is…

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HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Improved transportation, border security, exports, imports, agribusiness, aquaculture, infrastructure, telecom, energy, finance, technology, economic development — you name it! The best laid plans and optimum results for regional prosperity require finding out…

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ABOUT 30 years ago, Marianas Variety published a letter to the editor from an educated, concerned citizen from the states who predicted that “25 years from now,” there would be “bumper-to-bumper ‘kids with no land’ and 250,000 aliens living here.” Twenty-five years later, there were about 12…

THE Social Media Platforms have become “a way-of-life” for many Americans but these platforms are proving to be a “two-edged-sword” that is just as much dangerous as they are helpful to society.  Many Americans on the mainland and in the CNMI are virtually LIVING-OFF Social Media that has li…

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BY now we should have learned from Occupy Wall Street or the Tea Party that were formed after the 2008 financial crash wiped out the incomes of middle-class families who we’re trying to get back on their feet. The bankers were the real winners despite their bad investments in toxic home loans.

THE CNMI is going to experience the same political civil war we see looming among Republicans on the mainland over LOYALTY to Trump that CNMI Republicans are surely going to experience with Gov. Ralph Torres and it’s just a matter of time.  There hasn’t been a single outcry of dissatisfactio…

IT is my honor, my pleasure and my duty to continuing to offer the recognition of Black History Month to the People of the CNMI. As Dr. King once asked me and others “if not you then who, and if not now then when” will anyone whole-heartedly promote and embrace Black History Month in appreci…

“WHEN people wrongly believe that nothing is improving,” Hans Rosling wrote in “Factfulness,” “they may conclude that nothing we have tried so far is working and lose confidence in measures that actually work.”

AS many of our supporters know, Saipan Cares for Animals or SCA was part of a recent Zoning Board public hearing to approve the conditional use application for our property. It was an oversight on our part that the zoning application was not fully completed and approved when we moved our cli…

AFTER the recent death from riding in the back of a pick-up truck, I noticed MV’s online poll for “Law Governing Passengers in the back of Pick-up Trucks” is getting a lot attention. While the voting was nearly even when I last checked more people were in favor of a Law. But for me, the ques…

HERE are a few thoughts about what can be found and appreciated in the Bible.

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TWO of the most revered institutions in the Pacific suffered life-threatening injuries last week.  What this means for the future stability and prosperity of the region remains unclear.  Also unclear is whether these events are isolated or merely the tip of the iceberg of regional strife tha…

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THE sun is figuratively rising with “fair-winds” in the House of Representatives but the Senate and the Governor clearly represent that there is still “rough-seas” to pass through if WE the People are to find real prosperity for OUR Commonwealth. The challenges facing the CNMI are indeed imm…

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IT is my honor, my pleasure and my duty to continuing to offer the recognition of Black History Month to the People of the CNMI. As Dr. King once asked me and others “if not you then who, and if not now then when” will anyone whole-heartedly promote and embrace Black History Month in appreci…

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I RECENTLY arrived back on Saipan after a day's long flight, recovering from a medical issue, and very tired.

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IT is PURE LUNACY in delaying PROGRESS for the personal intentions of IPI, our biggest “accounts receivables,” and the Governor. I was trying to find out the status of the People’s Mariana Resort but what I learned was not pleasing as the 2 yr. Lease of the Resort under IPI ENDED in 2018, bu…

I HAD just been admitted as a member of a very new online Facebook group known as  “The Catholic Gospel's Online Catholic Information.” 

“GREATNESS is not a skill but a MIND Set” that only takes place when the opportunity presents itself and believe me the Republicans have made sure there are PLENTY of opportunities for greatness in the CNMI. The sun is surely rising with many possibilities for GREATNESS and WE are so fortuna…

IT is my honor, my pleasure and my duty to continue with the Black History Month Calendar of events. While it is a time for recognizing Black History, I am hopeful that this month will also be inspiring to the Local youth to be the FIRST in their Culture as there is a lot of accomplishments …

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AUTHOR Jim Geraghty noted recently that “no matter what event occurs in the news, some folks will try to hammer it into a shape that fits one of their preexisting narratives.”  Pick any politician currently involved in a controversy or a scandal. It is more than likely that our opinions abou…

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WHILE the Democrats may enjoy some sense of leadership in the House, the “strangle-hold” that the Republicans have on our CNMI society is for REAL and the only countermeasure to freeing the CNMI is for Republican “voters” to CHANGE if they truly care more about the CNMI than their personal p…

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IT is my honor, my pleasure and my duty to offer the facts and accomplishments during Black History Month to the People of the CNMI. As Dr. King once asked me and others “if not you then who, and if not now then when” as I asked myself when will anyone whole-heartedly promote and embrace Bla…

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THE daily news is full of strife and discord from every corner of the world.  Everyone is angry about something and the feelings are exacerbated by the Covid quarantine.  Only a fool believed the elections would provide a remedy.  They only caused everyone to switch partners, the leaders and…

THE parallel societies of the mainland and the CNMI are literally facing the very SAME challenge of “what to do WITH and what to do ABOUT a corrupt executive (President & Governor) in our Government.  The U.S. Congress has already impeached Trump’s “fig-leaf defenses” for a second time a…

I WOULD like to congratulate our Congressman Edwin Propst for the result of his case that the AG’s office investigated. 

IN his exceptional book, “Factfulness,” Swedish physician Hans Rosling (1948-2017), identified the 10 “dramatic instincts” that, he said, distort the way many of us view the world. The first of these is the gap instinct. That “irresistible temptation we have to divide all kinds of things int…

THANKS to Kandit News and the light of the rising-sun that is now shinning on the “Ambrosio Pardon-Gate Scheme,”  WE the People now know for TRUE that our Governor is acting like a real “Godfather” as claimed by Kandit.  The recent revelation of a “BRIBE & EXTORTION” in the last election…

GOOD people everywhere are getting discouraged by Covid, by politics, by failure, by false comforters.  These are anxious times when we all need reminders from someone who cares.  Please read the following quotes slowly, one at a time.  Taste and savor them.  Let them pull you up from your despair:

I THINK most readers will agree Democrats are on the RISE while Republicans are on the decline in the National and Local Political Arenas of America which includes the CNMI. The tide has turned across America and in the CNMI figuratively taking out the Republicans too sea while the Democrats…

I THINK most readers will agree that “what it is” is that We the People have truly elected some very “HONORABLE” Democrats who now have the opportunity to restore “dignity, honor & respect” to our Government!  What has been was over two decades of Casino & Republican MALARKEY Politic…

WHEN I was young, our family owned a piece of a small lake along with five other families.  The stock in the lake consisted of bass, bluegill and catfish, and since the lake was somewhat small there was a limited number of fish. 

IT’S MLK Day and America is truly missing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we observe this special day for his special contributions of “setting the moral standards & fixing the moral compass” of our nation.  I can’t help but to wonder what he might say and do about the resurgence of racis…

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WHAT has transpired recently shows how the coronavirus exposed certain government officials’ shady secret agenda and plots to get rich really quick. My message to these world leaders is this: stop abusing your people.

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SWEDISH physician Hans Rosling (1948-2017) was included on Time magazine’s list of the world's 100 most influential people in 2012. He was also known for his TED talks and swallowing a sword at the end of his lectures. As a child, he said, his dream was to become a circus artist. “My parents…