Monthly Archives: November 2017

A debut documentary explores how a remote Pacific island nation has become a ‘recruiter’s paradise’ for the American military. Nathan Fitch begins his first feature-length documentary, the sensitively crafted Island Soldier, with scene-setting views of the pristine beauty of Kosrae, the easternmost island in the Pacific nation of Micronesia. Then a military contingent unloads a flag-draped […]

23 Nov 2017 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a measure that amends the CNMI Budget Act to reflect the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s revised budget for fiscal year 2018. All 20 members present voted for House Bill 20-135 which was introduced by Rep. […]

23 Nov 2017 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff A REPEAT offender, 33-year-old Sanderson Ilo Sebuu, will serve a two-year prison sentence for beating up his girlfriend in 2016 and 2017, and for violating his probation. Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth Govendo said Sebuu will serve his sentence without the possibility of […]

23 Nov 2017 By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff CNMI AmeriCorps is looking for eight more volunteers, coordinator Vicky Nicholas said. The program needs 50 volunteers this year, and since summer, the program has accepted 42 applications. “We started implementing the program in Saipan on Oct. 7; in Rota on […]

23 Nov 2017 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE third-party custodian for Zeaur Rahman Dalu, who pled guilty to mail fraud and fraud in foreign-labor contracting, no longer wants to be his custodian, according to U.S. Probation Officer Gregory F. Arriola. Arriola is now asking the District Court for the NMI […]

23 Nov 2017 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE Department of Public Safety launched its campaign against drunk, drugged, drowsy, and distracted driving or 4D’s at the multi-purpose center on Wednesday. According to the proclamation signed by Gov. Ralph Torres designating December as CNMI Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy and Distracted Driving Prevention […]

23 Nov 2017 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan visited the manamko’ on Tuesday at the Aging Center to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Office on Aging director Walter Manglona said Sablan donated fruit, $200 and calendars to the senior citizens. “Every year Congressman Kilili stops […]

23 Nov 2017 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff GOVERNOR Ralph D.L.G. Torres is still optimistic that there will be some kind of “reprieve” for the CNMI following the federal government’s announcement that it will reduce the number of CW permits from 12,998 to 9,998 in the current fiscal year. […]

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