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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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LET me say this. I have lived in the U.S. since I was a teenager, but I have never witnessed the chaos that recently disrupted the nation’s capital.

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SINCE the CNMI first went into a pandemic lock-down earlier this year, I have been very impressed by the expeditious and effective actions taken by Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and his Covid-19 Task Force, chaired by Warren Villagomez, director for the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation Public Hea…

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CHRISTMAS reflects all that is best in our island spirit. This holiday season is always a special time of the year for rejoicing with our family and friends, for spreading charity and goodwill throughout our villages, and for giving thanks for all the blessings and little things in our lives…

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WHILE we generally look forward to the Holiday Season filled with joy and happiness, social gatherings with family and friends, and celebrations, the Holiday Season for many people is filled with depression and stress.

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THE Marianas Association of Filipino Engineers and Architects or MAFEA will celebrate its 25th founding anniversary on Dec. 26, 2020 and the Yuletide Season by holding a Christmas party at Fiesta Resort & Spa, Hibiscus Hall. The event will start at 6 p.m. This will also serve as a fundra…

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All engineers and architects on island are invited to attend MAFEA’s Christmas party.

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To our frontline workers, first responders, safety personnel, employees from all businesses, we are thankful for your remarkable services in keeping our island a safe and healthy place to live. To our veterans, those still with us and those who have gone before us, and those who are still se…

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Creating teams of students interested in each of these different subject areas might be interesting, as well.

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The Covid-19 fatality rates in the Northern Mariana Islands, Texas, California, Florida and Illinois are below 2%! Yeah that's a fact!

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November 11, 2020, is Veterans Day. Happy Veterans Day to my fellow service members.

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Representing the people of the Marianas in the U.S. Congress, bearing responsibility for your well-being, especially in these days of disaster and pandemic, is a job I take on with all my heart.

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Years ago, when I turned 18, I listened to my grandmother on who to vote for. It was no secret that Nang was a die-hard Republican. I remember some pocket meetings at her house growing up. Years later, I too now believe in the same principle values of the Republican Party, as did she. She al…

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Even so, our people move with one heart, we show respect to one another, and we are more resilient and patriotic than ever. It is truly the people that merit attention and not us who are vying for their respect, trust and support.

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It is that time of the year again to exercise our voting rights and to put our hopes and trust on those of our choosing, of whom are listed on the ballot. Since I’ve returned home, I have been employed under the current administration and have also worked very closely with honorable incumben…

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It has been a tough year.  I don’t need to tell any of you that. But, I would like to take time out to share my thoughts, collectively, as I ponder all the challenges we are facing this year due to the economic downturn from natural disasters to a full-blown pandemic.

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That we are as free from this pandemic as we are right now is a testament to true leadership.  Our Republican administration and Republican Legislature, lead the way early on to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus in our community.  From pre-emptively attempting to prevent incoming f…

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As the administrator for the CNMI Scholarship Office since 2012, Rose Pangelinan Camacho was a true advocate for the advancement of college students throughout the Commonwealth.

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In real life good doctors listen to the wishes and concerns of their patients’ families. But what I witnessed in the Oregon mental health department is massive corruption involving opioid abuses  so that corporations and organizations can earn inflatable profits.

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The time has come again for our registered voters to decide who will be the right political candidates to move our CNMI in the direction of positive economic growth and sustainability in these trying times.  Apparently, we are experiencing a  global pandemic (Covid-19) that is affecting the …

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So, when Ms. Tina Sablan, a staff member of the Northern Marianas congressional office, was considering running for a seat in the Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature, we consulted the Committee on Ethics whether she could continue on the congressional payroll. The answer was yes.

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They never forget our fiesta at Holy Rosary Church.  Every year, one week before the fiesta, they start cutting the grass and trimming the trees, and picking all the basula including junk cars.  Rain or shine the mayor and his personnel continue to do their job.

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Throughout pandemic crises and other disasters, the Covid-19 took a hard hit on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands diminishing our economy.  So we pushed on the Code Red for an Emergency Response and “Trump to the rescue” conveys to our aid supporting our people giving essentia…

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With CNMI presenting itself as an Opportunity Zone, an economically distressed community, financial aid is available to improve our beloved islands.

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If their findings come back being against the Governor, that could spark overwhelming support to begin impeachment proceedings.  There is a problem with this scenario though prior to the November elections, as you would be placing back into the administration the Governor’s hidden advisor, c…

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This is not the place for CNMI to begin its economic recovery even if it were with good intentions.  It’s definitely not the place for back-door deals.  It’s a veterans memorial and it should be reserved for honoring those sacrifices not for digging CNMI out of its gluttony.

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Hey, Hey Hey. For five of these years Dr. John B. Joyner is the school principal.  In 1964 and 1965, while a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, Dr. Joyner completed a two-year internship at the Institute of Laryngology and Voice Disorders, UCLA, under the direction an…

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I wanted to bring to your attention that while racism isn’t that common in the NMI, it is still there.

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Today, I am discussing the Homily of July 15  regarding the  Gospel of Mathew, 5:13-19:

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After much consideration, I came up with, “A Destination for your Tax Evasion Aspirations.”

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Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

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Respectfully to the delegate to the U.S. Congress, the CNMI Office of Veterans Affairs is already underway with the project to fence the entirety of the Veterans Cemetery.  The permit process has been completed, fence location markings are being completed now and the installation of the fenc…

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In the course of the trial Judge Camacho asked me if there could be any tort committed absent damages and I responded that it could not, not in this case, because damages is an element of any common-law tort that has to be proven.

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We are very thankful for all the U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines have done for the people of Tinian since Super Typhoon Yutu, helping rebuild our homes and our community.  We appreciate very sincerely your recent reconstruction of the Tinian Children’s Park, knowing that you were undoubtedly t…

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The business hour is gradually back to normal and some restaurants are now open again.

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Richard and his loving wife, Faye, have been together for about 50 years and what a time it has been, and Saipan has been home for them for almost 4 decades.

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The United States was in flames in 1967, 68, and 69 over the very same damned issues as today.

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While researchers and scientists are still finding ways to cure cancer, heart disease and many other medical conditions, we as community members can help to maintain  people’s mental health through some simple, positive  tips as follows:

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Or maybe remember the Typhoon Yutu overtime payments paid to administrators while the actual frontline workers did not get paid? Does anyone remember any resolution of these issues?

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The past several months has been very difficult for our family. My beloved wife Irene has prolonged health setbacks and I have recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer. We have been lifted up time and again by the well wishes and prayers from family and friends from Saipan and Micronesia…

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Kudos to him for his clear, precise and articulate passion regarding the purpose and function of public school education. As a principal of a small, relatively new private school in the NMI, I, along with other private school staff, am proud to  partner with PSS in formulating the  formal le…

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Due to their guidance and sometimes arguably heavy handedness we are essentially free of Covid-19 in the Northern Marianas. All of that may be in jeopardy because United Airlines is resuming service from Guam, where they have not quite gotten a handle on containment yet.

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Your father’s vision and effort to create one of the preeminent news publications in the region has helped thousands of people remain informed and participate in the growth of their societies during a pivotal time. Marianas Variety and its sister publication, the Palau Horizon, were particul…