19 Jan 2018 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE automated I-94 system has reduced the waiting time at the Saipan airport’s immigration counters, Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion said. “MVA is pleased to see any progress in the passenger flow at the airport,” he added. “That’s a great […]

19 Jan 2018 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff A REAL estate company has been sued over two land transactions. Shangrui Investment Development Co. Ltd. filed the lawsuit against American CM Real Estate Development Co., and its agent Yu Xue Mei, for breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment pertaining to two […]

19 Jan 2018 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE NMI Republican Party Central Committee has endorsed the incumbent officials on Saipan and Tinian for this year’s general elections. Party president James Ada said they met on Jan. 6 to finalize the GOP slate. The candidates on Tinian were endorsed […]

19 Jan 2018 By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff FORMER Education Commissioner Cynthia I. Deleon Guerrero has filed a lawsuit against Board of Education members in their official capacities, alleging wrongful termination, breach of contract and violation of constitutional rights. Named as defendants were BOE Chairwoman MaryLou Ada, members Janice A. Tenorio, […]

19 Jan 2018 By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff THE Public School System will soon install surveillance cameras at Tanapag Middle School, Marianas High School, Saipan Southern High School, and the junior and senior high schools in Tinian and Rota. Acting Education Commissioner Glenn Muna said the plan, which was […]

19 Jan 2018 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff TWENTY-ONE new Customs officers were sworn in on Thursday after 13 weeks of training in the 7th Cycle Academy. The swearing-in ceremony was led by Chief Justice Alexandro Castro and was held in Hibiscus Hall at the Fiesta Resort & Spa at […]

19 Jan 2018 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff SENATORS on Thursday discussed the islands’ workforce crisis and what else could be done to get U.S. congressional relief. Current U.S. law must be amended to extend the CW program, which will end in Dec. 2019, and to increase the CW […]

19 Jan 2018 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff SENATOR Paul A. Manglona said he will propose a $42,025 annual starting salary for Public School System teachers and counselors. In a letter to Board of Education Chairwoman MaryLou Ada, Manglona commended the BOE for approving a new salary scale for […]

19 Jan 2018 By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff TINIAN — Rep. Edwin Aldan said Tim Chen, principal owner of Tinian Entertainment Corp., and other investors met with the island’s leadership last week to discuss their plans to reopen the Tinian Dynasty. Aldan said Chen is also interested in operating […]

19 Jan 2018 By Junhan B. Todiño – [email protected] – Variety News Staff FINANCE Secretary Larrisa Larson said the Division of Customs Service collected $49.5 million in excise tax in fiscal year 2017, which is $5 million more than the projected collections. “That’s the biggest collection since I became department secretary,” she told reporters. “I’m […]