The only countries to side with Israel and the U.S. were Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and Togo for good balance. (The West African country’s President Gnassingbe benefiting from Israeli aid gushes about “Israel …

(Press Release) — The NMI Sharks and Team Guam will once again clash in the 2018 Marianas Bowl on May 26 at the CPA Airport Football Field. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/sports/104618-nmi-sharks-vs-team-guam-in-marianas-bowl-football

WELLINGTON (RNZ Pacific/Pacnews) — New Zealand’s associate finance minister has blamed “closely failed states in the Pacific” for his country’s drug problems. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/104635-closely-failed-states-in-the-pacific-blamed-for-nz-s-drug-problems

TINIAN — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a measure that will name the Northern Marianas College administration building after former NMC President Agnes Manglona McPhetres. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104651-house-approves-bill-to-name-nmc-building-after-agnes-mcphetres

TINIAN — The president of the Northern Marianas Descent Corp. said they deserve to be heard, and they want to be part of the development that CNMI leaders are pushing for the islands. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104652-nmd-group-leader-we-deserve-to-be-heard

THE federal court is inclined to dismiss the lawsuit filed by former Education Commissioner Cynthia Deleon Guerrero against the Board of Education because it fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104650-us-court-inclined-to-dismiss-lawsuit-of-ex-pss-chief

SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho found probable cause in the case of a 22-year-old man accused of breaking into a house in Chinatown, throwing a machete at an officer, and threatening to kill him. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104647-judge-finds-probable-cause-to-charge-man-who-threw-machete-at-cop

TINIAN — The House of Representatives on Tuesday filed or shelved a measure that would have required three public hearings for any proposed rezoning of public or private land. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104645-house-shelves-bill-requiring-public-hearings-for-rezoning-proposals

MARIANAS Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion expects to see a significant increase in arrivals from Japan once Skymark Airlines begins its flight service to the CNMI. Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104639-mva-chief-skymark-airlines-will-help-boost-japan-market