Monthly Archives: December 2018

2 hours ago | Updated 1 hour ago Facebook Twitter Google+ Surfline Forecast Team January 1st serves up a reset on vacation (and cough-cough, sick) days for the 9-to-5 surfer. The holidays are stressful, the lineups are thick, and there isn’t a more therapeutic way to start a new year and ease back into the daily work grind […]

The New Year’s Eve countdown is one of the most shared moments for countries around the world, as communities watch their televisions to welcome the new year. However, due to the marvel of our rotating planet, the moment happens again and again around the world throughout New Year’s Eve in the UK and into New Year’s Day. […]

31 Dec 2018 (Office of the Governor) — In a presentation ceremony on Capital Hill Friday, Federated States of Micronesia Honorary Consul to the CNMI Diego T. Benavente presented to acting Gov. Victor B. Hocog a $100,000 donation from the FSM to assist in recovery efforts relating to the damage the Commonwealth sustained from Super Typhoon […]

31 Dec 2018 (Office of the Governor) — Acting Gov. Victor B. Hocog has authorized non-critical employees of the Commonwealth’s departments and agencies to take administrative leave on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 beginning at 12 noon. “2018 was an eventful year for many reasons,” he said in a memorandum on Friday. “Typhoon Mangkhut and Super […]

31 Dec 2018 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE Awaodori Team’s performance opened the annual Mochitsuki festival on Saturday, highlighting this year’s Marianas Strong Year-End celebration and Yutu 5K Holiday Fun Run. “This is the first time we had a holiday fun run and because of its success we may […]

31 Dec 2018 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff A RAPE defendant has asked the Superior Court not to accept discovery material containing phone text messages. Manolo Romolor , through attorney Bruce Berline, said the court should instead sanction the Office of the Attorney General for submitting  the discovery material 19 months […]

31 Dec 2018 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff FIVE Rota resident directors pled not guilty to corruption charges during Friday’s arraignment at the island’s courthouse. Along with Rota Mayor Efraim M. Atalig and Department of Public Safety Resident Director Eusebio Manglona, the directors  are accused of theft and misconduct in public […]

31 Dec 2018 By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff ABOUT 120 job seekers on Sunday submitted their applications to Capstone Pacificas, which will be in charge of typhoon debris clearing and construction work on Saipan and Tinian for the next four months. Capstone Pacificas, a company contracted by the Federal […]

31 Dec 2018 By Emmanuel T. Erediano – [email protected] – Variety News Staff U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan will ask the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine how the Federal Emergency Assistance Agency conducted its operations on island. In a press conference on Thursday, Kilili said he has been following up with FEMA on […]

31 Dec 2018 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff A MEASURE that would clarify the Commonwealth Casino Commission’s powers  failed to get the required three-fourths vote in the lame duck House of Representatives on Friday. Fifteen votes were needed to pass the Senate version of House Bill 20-82, but only […]

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