McDonald’s Middle Road staffer Melba Camacho prepares one of the salads that they offer to local customers before being served. McDonald’s Saipan assured the public that their salads are free of the recall that occured in 14 states in the mainland. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

3rd drowning at Lau Lau Bay

One of four diving students accompanied by an instructor reportedly panicked and drowned at Lau Lau Bay Dive Spot last Saturday afternoon. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Jacqueline Rae said yesterday that the victim, a 56-year-old Chinese male tourist, was pronounced dead by hospital personnel at the Commonwealth Health Center’s emergency room. The tourist is the third drowning victim at Lau Lau Bay and the sixth on Saipan this year. Two other tourists had been swept by waves and...

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McDonald’s Saipan free from salad recall

McDonald’s Saipan is not affected by last week’s recall of its salads from 3,000 of its restaurant franchises particularly in midwestern states in the mainland after a parasite that causes a gastrointestinal illness was found. McDonald’s Saipan general manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. told...
Posted On Jul 17 2018

Same-sex tourism still all the rage in CNMI

Same-sex tourism that flourished in the CNMI back in 2016 is still all the rage and only continues to grow. Since 2015 when same-sex marriage was legalized in the U.S. and its territories, there has been a significant jump in the number of same-sex marriages on Saipan, majority...

Bill includes CNMI to AMBER system

A bill that includes three U.S. territories into a nationwide system for locating missing children has been introduced on the U.S. House of Representatives. Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) introduced over the weekend H.R. 6350 to incorporate Guam, the CNMI, and American...

Other Local News

MLSC seeks donations for school supplies project

Micronesian Legal Services Corp. is accepting cash or in-kind donations as part of its annual project to provide school supplies to needy children in the CNMI. New school supplies or cash donations may be dropped off at MLSC’s Marianas Office in the VS Sablan Building, Chalan...

Sports

Sapong wins silver in 100m run

Sprinter Zarinae Sapong handed Team Marianas a silver medal, as competition in the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap kicked off yesterday. Sapong finished second in the 100m run, but her official time was unavailable at the Oceania Athletics Association...

Business

Bank of Guam wins silver for Corporate Social Responsibility

HAGATNA, Guam—Bank of Guam was hailed for its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts at the 2018 Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards held July 12, 2018. Bank of Guam earned the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year—Silver award for...

Opinion

Time for Congress to reassess the Insular Cases Doctrine

Downes vs. Bidwell and several related cases were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1901 and the years following. These cases and their progeny established the basic case law governing the relationship between the United States proper (i.e. the States...

Letters to the Editor

Here is what you can expect of me

I am running for a seat in the House of Representatives, Precinct 2, because, like you, I love our islands and our people, and I am deeply concerned about the direction we are headed as a community. I want to help get us on a path to a safer, healthier,...
Posted On Jul 16 2018