SAIPAN, Northern Marianas --- Ex-convict Michael Anthony Jackson, who was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl in the Northern Marianas has been slapped with a maximum sentence of 40 years and six months in prison without the possibility of parole.
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SAIPAN, Northern Marianas ------ An Australian team of archaeologists have uncovered evidence of human burials and early human settlement in the Northern Marianas.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas ---- There's no arguing with official numbers.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas -- Microbes are thriving in surprising numbers at the deepest spot in the oceans, the 11,000-metre (36,000 ft) Mariana Trench in the Pacific, despite crushing pressures in sunless waters, scientists said.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas ---- Smokers, drinkers, and those who love soft drinks may see increases in the price of cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, and sodas with a new proposal to hike so-called “sin” taxes by 25 percent and 70 percent of the invoice price of these imported items, to help promote ...
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas --- The Northern Marianas has marked the 37th year of its political relationship with the United States, but Gov. Eloy S. Inos and other officials said more needs to be done to increase awareness, especially among the youth, of the significance of the Covenant that also paved ...
Groups urge CNMI officials to support pathway to US citizenship with additional 3 or 5 years waiting period
SAIPAN, Norhtern Marianas ---- CNMI Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) says “progress is being made” on a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill in Congress that is expected to include giving improved immigration status to long-term foreign workers in the Northern Marianas.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas --- The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)has a contingency plan in case North Korea attacks the Marianas region and war breaks out on the Korean peninsula.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas --- During then-Governor Benigno Fitial’s seven-year administration, he and his wife spent US$368,178 on travel and expenses based on the Department of Finance’s official calculation which was made available to the Marianas Variety.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas ---- The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas health centre is in need of 13 doctors.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas --- The agency that controls airports in the Northern Marianas says it is worried about how increased military activity on the island of Tinian could affect operations at the island’s sole airport.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas --- Due to the overwhelming growth in the number of visitors from Russia, the government is now thinking of opening a tourism office there, with the sole objective of capturing more travelers from the market.
Pregnant Asian ‘tourists’ mostly from China and Korea have been choosing Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as a good destination to give birth if they want automatic U.S. citizenship for their children.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) historian Sam McPhetres said this U.S. territory of 14 islands could inspire what he coined the “Pacific Spring” after its citizen campaigns against corruption and lack of transparency led to the House of Representatives’ impeachment of then Governor Benigno R. Fitial.
With less than two years or up to January 2015 to finish his term of resigned governor Benigno R. Fitial, newly-sworn-in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Governor Eloy S. Inos said his administration will reprioritize and continue ongoing efforts to beef up the tourism economy rather than bring ...
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has turned another page in its political history when it formally installed a new governor and lieutenant-governor within five hours after Benigno R. Fitial resigned as governor on Feb. 20.
If and when the United States secretary of Labor decides not to extend the federal immigration transition period beyond Dec. 31, 2014 in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), then the foreign worker population is supposed to be zeroed out by Jan 1, 2015.
Two separate high-profile and still unsolved murder cases involving a bartender in February and a couple in December, the pension agency’s filing for bankruptcy, a public hospital and a utilities agency still under a state of emergency, restoration of regular 80 work hours bi-weekly for government employees, thousands of foreign ...
For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a resolution impeaching or removing a sitting governor was introduced in the House of Representatives. It has since become one of the most divisive political issues in this U.S. territory of almost 54,000 people.
In less than 24 hours, Edward T. Buckingham went from being the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ (CNMI) attorney-general and highest law enforcement officer to a fugitive from justice with a US$50,000 cash bail imposed on him for not appearing in court in connection with criminal charges filed against ...
A resurgence of use of cannabis in Fiji and three American Pacific islands territories has the United Nations alarmed and looking for solutions.
For the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a flag carrier continues to be a pipe dream after Saipan Air Inc. initially indefinitely postponed and later on ceased its operations two days before the much-awaited July 1 inaugural flight.
After earning the dubious reputation of having the first public pension agency on American soil to file for bankruptcy protection that a U.S. district court later dismissed, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has earned another unflattering title—that of a U.S. territory or state with three major agencies ...
It’s been 19 years since former police and quarantine officer Frederick C. Ngeskabei retired, that’s why he was shocked and frustrated to receive on May 2012 a letter from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Retirement Fund saying he has to pay back $225,000 in alleged overpayment since ...
Pedro Kaipat, 56, his wife Sinforosa, 49, and the whole household were roused from their sleep around 5am on April 11 when U.S. Marine Corps officers delivered the news: their 22-year old son, Marine Lance Corporal Ramon Taisakan Kaipat, was killed while on combat patrol in the Helmand Province in ...
Political campaigns and bickering started much earlier this year in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Barring any catastrophic event, Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is on its way to economic recovery in 2012 buoyed by the July 1 launching of its first local airline, targeting its main tourism market of Japan.
In four years, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) government and some of its residents have filed lawsuits against the United States government over federal takeover of local immigration and related issues such as imposing federal taxes on transitional foreign workers, and there’s no telling when the lawsuits ...
More than two years since the U.S. federal government took control of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ (CNMI) borders on Nov. 28, 2009, there’s no indication that challenges will subside anytime soon although a humanitarian crisis that was once feared after Nov. 28, 2011 has been averted —at ...
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