Structures inside the Northern Marianas College As Terlaje campus looked like a crumpled piece of paper after Super Typhoon Yutu struck the islands of Saipan and Tinian last year. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

‘Costly’ 2nd servings for PSS meals under review

The Board of Education recommended to the Public School System to look into finances for second servings of meals for students during their last board meeting in the BOE office on Capitol Hill. The BOE members noted during their previous board meeting that costs associated with second servings for students were too steep. PSS, on the other hand, promised that they would be looking at cutting costs for second servings for PSS meals “My biggest concern here is a student has to pay $3.50…for...

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NMC’s February return to As Terlaje on target

Rebuilding of the Northern Marianas College continues with the combined personnel from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency working tirelessly in order for classes to resume at the As Terlaje campus on Feb. 11. NMC interim president Frankie...

DPW working on Marpi landfill’s side slope

Nearly three months following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yutu, the Department of Public Works and their partner agencies continue to work tirelessly to rid the island of typhoon debris. DPW continues on with the segregation process and continues to fill up the slide slopes of...

Powered paragliding business in Marpi eyed

Investors mainly from Taiwan are seeking a permit from the CNMI Zoning Office to operate a powered paragliding business on private land along Banzai Cliff Road in Marpi. Top Sheng Investment LLC is investing $96,000 for its paragliding project on 1,000 square meters of land....

Other Local News

4.6-magnitude quake on Rota no threat to Marianas

The 4.6-magnitude earthquake felt on Rota last Sunday night poses no threat to neighboring Saipan and Tinian. According to information from the CNMI Emergency Operations Center-State Warning Point, a 4.6-magnitude temblor shook the island of Rota last Sunday evening at around...

Sports

‘Tiny’ up for bigger competition

After making it through qualifying tournaments, junior golfer Sebastian “Tiny” Camacho has shifted his focus to a bigger competition—the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa. Camacho was named to the CNMI Golf Team along with Joe “Kamikaze” Camacho, Ryan...

Business

IEM donates air stairs to Saipan airport

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C.—Innovative Emergency Management donated air stairs to the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport to replace jet bridges that were damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu in October 2018. The two sets of stairs arrived in Saipan on...

Opinion

Starting a Business: Is an LLC or corporation right for you?

Starting a business? Great! It’s an exciting time. But it’s also a time packed with questions, hundreds of them, all demanding an answer now. A big one is what kind of business form to use. For help with that, keep reading. Previously, I introduced the...

Letters to the Editor

So help me God

The oath of office by all elected members of the Legislature and the governor and lieutenant governor principally included the last phrase “So help me God.” In the affirmation statements included references to the laws of the CNMI, and the laws of the...

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