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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…

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…

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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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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…

“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…

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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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…

I WANT you to know there are three things you can expect from me — love, respect and kindness. Regardless of your political affiliation and difference that we may have in opinions my door is always open to you.

REGARDING my Jan. 11, 2021 editorial titled “Pence could have rejected the contested electoral votes,”  tarklejr audaciously quipped, “Mr. Pangelinan, once again your ignorance in all matters govern-mental (both Federal and local) is glaringly blatant for all to see.”  Long ago I suggested t…

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THE U.S. Congress has certified Democratic Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States.  This was made only possible because the Republican President of the Senate (Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence) who was the presiding officer of…

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I KEEP reading in papers throughout the world that people think 2020 was one of the worst years on record, and few have hope that the situation will improve over the coming year.  Covid-19 has spiked, with many countries reporting record-high cases and deaths.  In the United States, the poli…

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THIS is the last Epitaph and it’s only fitting to highlight the insurrection on Capitol Hill led by Trump and his supporters to violate the sanctity of the election and laws that is virtually the same kind of siege WE the People have been experiencing in our Commonwealth under Torres who als…

THE 15th House of Representatives held its first session on Jan. 9, 2006. Its 18 members consisted of seven Covenant Party members, seven Republicans, two Democrats and two independents. With the help of the two Democrats, one Republican and one independent, the Covenant Party, which had jus…

WITH the potential for a “deadlock” in the House of Representatives come Monday there will surely be a show-down for the Speakership. Given the implications both Parties need someone to come over to their side but I think it is really common knowledge that the one who goes over to the Democr…