Monthly Archives: September 2017

Video PlayerClose CHICAGO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — The percentage of fatalities from road crashes in total fatalities from all causes of death is 1.3 percent in the U.S., less than the world’s average rate of 2.4 percent. By placing road fatalities in a broader public health context globally, researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) […]

The CNMI minimum wage will increase again by 50 cents effective Sept. 30, 2017, boosting the minimum wage to $7.05 per hour, up from the $6.55 per hour set last year. This is the penultimate, federally mandated increase in the Commonwealth’s minimum wage. It will get a 20-cent hike in September 2019 and reach the […]

20 Sep 2017 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff A HAWAIIAN educator discussed his school’s innovative programs with the Rotary Club of Saipan on Tuesday. Keith Hayashi, principal of Waipahu High School, said their primary focus is to help students identify their passion, provide them opportunities and support to ensure their […]

20 Sep 2017 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE Marianas Visitors Authority will retire its tourism mascot “Saipanda” next year after its “Happy Children in Paradise” event which is held from July to December. MVA Managing Director Chris Concepcion said they will also mark the 20th anniversary of Saipanda which […]

20 Sep 2017 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff ROTA-BASED doctors Francois Classsens and James Toskas are suing the Rota Health Center and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. in Superior Court for breach of contract. The doctors said CHCC failed to pay them for administrative leave accruement totaling $635,187. Classens is demanding payment […]

20 Sep 2017 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff ASSISTANT U.S. Attorney James Benedetto is asking the federal court to allow the U.S. government to disclose United Brothers Inc.’s tax returns in connection with the case against five defendants charged with fraud in a foreign labor contracting scheme. The company was purported […]

20 Sep 2017 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE Commonwealth Ports Authority will implement a new rate methodology to determine how much CPA will charge each airline that uses local runway and terminal facilities, according to Barrie Toves, CPA board member and chairman of the airport facility committee. Toves […]

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