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CNMI to revive latte stone curving

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Indigenous Affairs Office is set on promoting and producing latte stone curving in a bid to revive this tradition in the islands. This was learned after the CNMI-IAO said they are now reaching out with carver instructors in Guam in an attempt to start a latte curving program in the […]

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CNMI-PSS met with industry partners and educational institutions to prepare student’s career pathways.

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to expand the student’s career pathways, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System recently held a career technical conference which brought together stakeholders and educational institutions. The participants, who attended the conference at Taga Hall in World Resort, include those in the arts and communication business, healthcare services, educational institutions, government […]

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More art program for CNMI residents coming soon

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE National Endowment for Arts has reinstated the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture’s eligibility to apply for state partnership for grants after. Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter said the NEA informed them that the Arts Council is now eligible to apply after the federal grantor reviewed and accepted the end- of-year […]

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Vegetables now a regular part of the menu in Saipan’s middle and high school canteens

By Lori Lyn Lirio SALAD bars are now available in middle and high school canteen to promote health via the consumption of veggies among teenagers in Saipan. This was learned after the Commonwealth of northern Mariana Islands Public School System-Food and Nutrition Service said it started putting up salad bars in middle and high schools in Saipan. PSS nutritionist and […]

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The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System is financially sound

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System is in a sound financial footing. According to Burger, Comer, Magliari LLC (BCM) accounting partner David Burger, the PSS has strong financial statement for FY2016-2017. In his recent presentation at the Board of Education, Burger said the increase in supplemental appropriations from the CNMI government and federal […]

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SAIPAN’s Board of Education threatens to sue CNMI

By Lori Lyn Lirio SAIPAN’s Board of Education threatens to file a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands should Speaker Ralph Demapan and the members of the local legislature fail to take part in filing the certified question on or before the end of this month. The board has been contemplating on filing certified question to the Supreme […]

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CNMI and other Medicare card holders will be now protected from scammers

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH of Northern Mariana Islands and other medicare card holders from Hawaii and the US mainland will now be protected from scams as the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS has started distributing new scam and fraud-proof Medicare cards to their members. According to Nicole Black, CMS Seattle regional office press secretary, said they […]

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Peerlink leader project coordinator Robyn Priest discusses training and technical assistance with Community Guidance Center staff in their office at TSL Building in Garapan on Thursday. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

CNMI Blue Ribbon Action Team brings back recovery support to community

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island Blue Ribbon Action Team will renew its assistance to troubled people. This was learned after the CNMI, through the support of the Community Guidance Center, announced that it is bringing back recovery support to the community with clear action plans to assist people who have alcohol or drug abuse and […]

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CHCC to still seek permanent status for its nurses

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corporation Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña said the CHCC will continue to secure improved status for its nurses and hospital staff even after the CNMI Workforce Act has passed the hurdle in the U.S. Congress. During the proclamation signing of the CNMI Nurses Week, Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres reported that the U.S. Congress passed […]

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Docomo Pacific presents $50,000 check to the CHCC. Also in photo, Gov. Ralph Torres, Rep. Ivan Blanco. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

DoCoMo Pacific donates US$50K to CHCC

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOCOMO Pacific, a telecommunications company, donated US$50,000 to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for developing and maintaining an Electronic Health Records system for patient care in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. DoCoMo Pacific-CNMI General Manager Dino Manning said last June 6 donation is the first installment of the US$250,000 total donation pledged by the company to […]

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CNMI Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres pleads guilty to “not taking care of his health.”

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH of Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres recently pleaded guilty “of not taking care of his health,” it was only learned yesterday. According to reports, Torres made his plea last as June 15 when he signed a proclamation designating June 17-23, 2018 as Men’s Health Week. His admission of guilt and proclamation signing was […]

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Mariana islands public school students to have free breakfast and lunch next school year.

By Lori Lyn Lirio ALL students of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System will have free breakfast and lunch in the next school year. This was revealed by PSS-Child Nutrition Program nutritionist Kaisa Anderson during a recent interview with reporters. She said the free breakfast and lunch means that the students and parents do not have to […]

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Trade school in Saipan in danger of closing due to lack of government funding

By Lori Lyn Lirio A SCHOOL catering to trade craft in Saipan is in danger of closing its doors to more than 500 students any time from today due to lack of funding. The Northern Marianas Trades Institute (NMTI) may shut down its operation any time this month of June if Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres […]

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Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog signing a proclamation declaring May 6 -12, 2018 as Marianas March Against Cancer Week. Also in photo, left, CCA board president Bo Palacios and MMAC co-chair Bobby Cruz, right. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Cancer incidence in the Marianas on the rise

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE incidence of cancer in the Mariana islands rose by 66 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year. Thus said Mariana March Against Cancer (MMAC) Co-Chair Carline Sablan quoting records of the Commonwealth Cancer Association (CCA) during the proclamation of the MMAC Week last May 6 at the Hopwood Middle School (HMS) campus in Saipan. […]

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The Multiple School Units from the CNMI Public School Sytem, comprising of the cadets from Kagman High School, Saipan Southern High School and Tinian High School. Image © PSS

CNMI won the championship in the Golden Bear National Drill Meet in Torrance, California

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE schools from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System won and took home the championship and sweepstakes trophies in last month’s Golden Bear National Drill Meet in Torrance, California, it was learned yesterday. The CNMI team, which is comprised by Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps (JROTC) battalions from Saipan Southern High School, Kagman […]

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Marianas high school students made it to the finals of the Real World Design Challenge, to compete internationally.

Marianas high school students made it to the finals of the Real World Design Challenge, to compete internationally.

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Aeronautics team, composed of Marianas High School students, made it to the recent finals of the Real World Design Challenge in national and international category in Washington D.C. The team, composed of Mimi Sakano, Ian Cataluna, Gaeun Yang, Chenoa Bunts-Anderson and Daniel Villarmero, competed with schools from 13 States and […]

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Millennials start their quest for political leadership in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE millennials are starting to gun for public office in Saipan with the candidacy of the former information officer of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation. Samantha “Sami” A’ani Birmingham-Babauta said she decided to run for a seat in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives to represent women and her generation. “I decided to run […]

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Healthcare privatization row in Saipan comes out in the open

By Lori Lyn Lirio AS the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation privatizes health care in the Marianas, it stressed that it is not obligated to transfer assets purchased for Kagman Community Health Center, which starting yesterday has run as a private non-profit entity. According to CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña, the corporation is already communicating with HRSA and other authorities in […]

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CNMI reading whiz students honored

By Lori Lyn Lirio SEVENTY five public and private students from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands have been awarded recognition by Achieve3000 for gaining highest reading level, it was learned yesterday. The awardees – kindergarten, elementary and high school students – were given medals and certificates during a simple  awarding ceremony held at Kagman Elementary School last April 16. […]

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Government personalities and the public marched together against sexual violence in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio OVER 300 people, including students, community and government organizations participated in the recently held Walk and Roll Against Sexual Violence held at Chalan Kanoa. Compared to last year, the number of participants doubled this year, which according to 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month or SAAM chairperson Kiki I. Benjamin “showed more people care about the issue […]

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MF - Motheread/Fatheread program coordinators and parent-trainers during the professional development training held at the Pacific Islands Resort on March 23.

CNMI literacy program going strong @ 20

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Northern Marianas Humanities Council’s Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy Program is gearing up for its 20th anniversary in October to celebrate its expansion and success. According to the NMHC, 20,997 families from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) have participated in its literacy program in its 20 year existence. “We have a lot of parents and […]

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Oleai Elementary School teachers and students. They have won the most school that raised the most money for six consecutive years. Photo © Lyn Lirio

Thousands joined the American Red Cross “walkathon” in CNMI

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE American Red Cross’ 32nd Annual Fundraising Walkathon in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands was a resounding success. ARC NMI Chapter Executive Director John Hirsh said the April 14 event was participated by more than 2,000 people in the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota. “The event met far beyond our expectations as more people […]

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Saipan International School students dominated the Matchcourt CNMI championship on Saturday. In the photo are Michael Lee, Junhee Lee, Surui Huang, coach/teacher Fred Guintu, Frederic Michael Guintu. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI ready for US National MathCourt competition

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands math team is now set to compete in the MathCourt National Competition on May 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. This after an all Asian-American students of the Saipan International School (SIS) dominated the High School MathCourt state championship held at Koblerville Elementary School last April 14. First place winner Surui […]

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CNMI issues a travel health advisory against the Philippines due to measles outbreak

By Lori Lyn Lirio HEALTH officials from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands issued a health travel advisory cautioning travelers to and from the Philippines due to a measles outbreak in that Southeast Asian country. Following this development, Public Health’s Immunization Program manager Jeremy Sasamoto urged parents to bring their children to any of the Commonwealth Healthcare Centers’ public health […]

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Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog as they sign the proclamation declaring April 26 to 29 the 37th Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival week. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI declares April 26 to 29 the 37th Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival week

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to promote the culture and arts of Pacific islanders, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres on Thursday gave US$50,000 to the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture for its Flame Tree Arts Festival on April 26 to 29. At the same time, Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog have signed […]