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MINA's present and past board members with 2018 Miss Marianas Celine Cabrera. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Green Gala for the Environment held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio TO raise funds for the environment and to prove that the community has moved beyond “it is not my problem” to “my world, my problem,” the 2018 Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance Green last month staged a gala. About 200 people attended the annual gala held on September 14 at Hibiscus Hall in Fiesta Resort & Spa, […]

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NOAA's 32 still photos of Marianas Trench deep are now on display at the Hyatt Regency Saipan lobby. The exhibition is a project initiated by the Friends of the Mariana Trench, HANMI and MVA. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Hyatt lobby. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Marianas Trench photo exhibit now open for public at Hyatt

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Friends of the Mariana Trench or FOMT, in cooperation with the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas Islands or HANMI, is offering the community a glimpse of the Mariana Trench deep through 32-photo exhibition at the Hyatt Regency lobby. The photo exhibition, which began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last September […]

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Traditional healers ask Saipan Governor DLG Torres for land allocation

Traditional healers ask Saipan Governor DLG Torres for land allocation

By Lori Lyn Lirio AMOT Natibu, a group of people that advocate for traditional healing through herbal and plants, is requesting Gov. Ralph DLG Torres to provide them a piece of land for local medicine garden. Isidoro Cabrera, the organization’s president, said they will request the government to allot a certain piece of land on Saipan, Tinian and Rota to […]

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Northern Marianas Trades Institute seeks collaboration with Philippines’ TESDA

Northern Marianas Trades Institute seeks collaboration with Philippines’ TESDA

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Northern Marianas Trades Institute is looking to collaborate with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA, one of the biggest technical institutes in the Philippines. NMTI human resources officer Frank Rebauliman said he, board vice chair Joseph Torres and director Herman B. Cabrera and House Speaker Ralph Demapan flew to Manila last Aug. 13 […]

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There is a gap between healthcare and ordinary folks in Saipan

There is a gap between healthcare and ordinary folks in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THERE is an existing gap between ordinary folks and healthcare in Saipan, according a Fil-Am intern of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Abigail Dimaano made this observation during her internship at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). She said her observation confirmed her desire to want to pursue either medicine or take physician assistance program in […]

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Saipan’s only school for the behaviorally and academically challenged has reached its population limit

By Lori Lyn Lirio SAIPAN’s only school for the behaviorally and academically challenged could take in no more students. This after the Da’ok Academy Principal Eric Evangelista disclosed that the academy has already reached its maximum population of 50 students which were referred to the academy by the Marianas High School, Kagman High School and Saipan Southern High School. “These […]

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The oldest Christian school in Saipan shuts down temporarily

The oldest Christian school in Saipan shuts down temporarily

AFTER 34 years of serving the Mariana islands, the Marianas Baptist Academy, the oldest Christian school on Saipan, has shut down its operation for the school year 2018-19 due to its dwindling population. The school’s empty classrooms confirmed that the MBA ceased its operation at least for this school year and no staff was present at the premises. Lea Alfred, […]

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Law supporting cultural experts proposed in Saipan.

By Lori Lyn Lirio A LAW exempting from business license fees individuals who educate others, especially the younger generations of Chamorros and Carolinians, about the local culture was passed before the local Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island legislature. This was learned after the Indigenous Affairs Office Resident Executive Roman Tudela Jr. expressed support for House Bill 20-180 which aims to […]

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Virus wanted to kill beetles in Saipan

Virus wanted to kill beetles in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio UNIVERSITY of Guam scientists are exploring the possibility of introducing virus to coconut rhinoceros beetle population to control its growth on Rota, Guam, Hawaii and other Pacific islands. In an interview with UOG entomologist Ross Miller during the 35th Agricultural Fair held at the Civic Center in Susupe early this month, he said the UOG sent […]

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Korean musicians, from left, Gun Hyung Nam, Chang Woo Sohn, Jukang Lee, and Seokwon Lee. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Classical musicians held a concert for children in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOUBLE-BASS player Chang Woo Sohn recently fulfilled his promise to come back on Saipan and held a mini concert at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s children’s room to the delight of his young audience. This time, Sohn brought with him violinists Gun Hyung Nam and Jukang Lee and cellist Seokwon Lee. When Sohn did a post-Valentine mini […]

High school students from PSS and private school shortly after presenting their research projects to medical experts at the Memorial Park Theatre. In this photos, the students poses with NHI-NIDDK's STEP-UP project directors Dr. Lawrence Agodoa and Dr. George Hui with PSS STEP-UP coordinators Asap Ogumoro and Annette Pladevega, Associate Commissioner Jackie Quitugua and research mentors.  Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Promising hs student researchers from Saipan identified and praised by medical experts

By Lori Lyn Lirio SIX underrepresented high school students from Saipan showed promise in their medical researches that a ranking health official recently encouraged them to live their passion and continue their medical research and lead the effort against diseases in the islands. Minority Health Research Coordination director Dr. Lawrence Agodoa said praised the six high school students – De […]

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Million Dollar Scholars.From left, Jessa Camacho, Allison Arellano, Josepha Cabrera and Viron Tenorio at the MYPros fundraising mixer on July 27. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio.

CNMI scholars aiming high

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE first batch of Million Dollar Scholars is not content with just finishing college as its members are aiming to pursue post collegiate courses after finishing their undergraduate studies college two years from now. This was learned following a brief interview with Josepha Cabrera, Allison Arellano, Jessa Camacho and Viron Tenorio, the first cohort of Gerard […]

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Paper Dolls in their colorful costumes. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI Department of Public Health officials join Gay Pride celebration

By Lori Lyn Lirio CELEBRATING equality and their uniqueness, members of the local LGBT community recently hosted the first-ever Gay Pride in Saipan. Event organizer Sharmaine Casquero said the July 29 celebration, which was held at the GIG Discotheque, was a success as she announced that they will do it yearly. Initially, she said, the show was meant to raise […]

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William S. Reyes Elementary School counselor Rebecca J. Flores teaching life skills lesson to fifth grade students at the second week of summer camp program.

Summer camp to keep teenagers from bad habits held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio TO ween teenagers away from bad habits and behaviors that put them at risk, the William S. Reyes Elementary School in Saipan recently held a summer camp program that focuses on teaching children life skills. About 60 students – composed of third, fourth and fifth graders from WSR participated. The facilitators are counselors and teachers, who […]

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NMTI awardees with NMTI board members. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Technical trade workers honored in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Northern Marianas Trades Institute, on its recent third annual gala, recognized five individuals and a business organization for their contribution to the technical trades. Aside from the holding the recognition gala this year, the NMTI also introduced the Robert H. Jones award, which gives recognition to students of the culinary arts. The award was created […]

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CCLHS program offers two courses to 23 public school teachers who are still lacking the BOE's required certifications. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Certification courses offered in Saipan for teachers’ salary increase

By Lori Lyn Lirio TWENTY three public school teachers from Saipan have completed their certifications thereby paving the way for a much deserved salary increase. The Chamorro and Carolinian Languages and Heritage Studies Program said the certification completion was done after the teachers completed the two courses they offered. CCLHS director Jonas Barcinas said teachers are taking courses on multicultural […]

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Donald Mendiola, center, has been practicing herbal healing for 47 years now. He conducted Amot Chamorro at the PIBBA conference. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Alternative medicine, popular subject among middle schoolers in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio HERBAL medicine is one of the most popular topics in the bilingual class among the middle schoolers in Saipan. This according to Hopwood Middle School (HMS) teacher and herbalist Donald Mendiola, who was among the presenter in the recently held Pacific Island Bilingual Bicultural Association conference at the HMS campus. About 20 participants, mostly women, who […]

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Advanced Placement seminar for teachers held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio TO further professionalism and the advancement of their teaching career, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System last month hosted the Advanced Placement Summer Institutes at the Northern Marianas College for teachers. Twenty eight teachers from public and private schools attended the APSI workshops, which was held from June 18 to 22. The workshop […]

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Carolinian Affairs Office, Rivers Pictures to produce Carolinian language and culture show

Carolinian Affairs Office, Rivers Pictures to produce Carolinian language and culture show

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN an attempt to preserve their culture, the Carolinian Affairs Office will collaborate with Rivers Pictures to do an educational and cultural series about the local language and culture. CAO Executive Assistant John I. Tagabuel said the production on ‘Akkabwung Mwaleiyasch Refaluwasch’ or Learning our Carolinian Language will start in August. Rivers Pictures created and produced […]

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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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Diabetes situation in Saipan “quite serious” – CNMI Public Health official

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE diabetes situation in the Commonwealth of northern Marianas is “quite serious.” Thus said Public Health’s Medical Director Dr. Phuong Luu during an interview where she also emphasized that managing that debilitating disease is also the patient’s responsibility. “One out of five adults in the CNMI was diagnosed with diabetes,” Dr. Luu said, citing the 2016 […]

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Organizers of the M40 or March for the Oceans Genzo Gonzales and Kaya Rasa, kneeling in front, join the community members who participated in the event.  Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Saipanese joined the International March for the Ocean

By Lori Lyn Lirio SAIPAN joined the historic day for the seas early this month as its folks from all ages joined the International March for the Ocean. About 80 individuals – all wearing blue shirts – joined the June 9, march started at 7 a.m. at Guma Sakman in Susupe and ended at Atkins Kroll intersection an hour or […]

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HMS Valedictorian Mary Joyce Espinosa with the Board of Education Academic Excellence Award. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Filipino Americans continue their quest for academic honors in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio FILIPINO Americans continue to grab the top academic honors in Saipan, this time at the Hopwood Middle School. This was learned after HMS promoted 303 middle schoolers (8th grade) to high school (9th grade) next grade last June 1. Principal Rizalina Liwag said these students have succeeded and completed their educational journey in the middle school […]

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Memorial Day is not just to honor fallen soldiers but their families as well

By Lori Lyn Lirio “MEMORIAL Day is not just to honor the fallen soldiers, but also recognizing their families who are also on the “frontline of sacrifice.” Thus said Veterans Affairs acting Executive Officer Bernie B. Dela Cruz during last month’s commemoration of Memorial Day. “To the families of the veterans, we salute you all. You deserved our recognition as […]

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US immigration rejected transitional worker petitions for over 100 Saipan nurses

By Lori Lyn Lirio DESPITE the lack of health care professionals in Saipan, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has rejected the transitional worker petition filed by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for 111 nurses, nurse managers and supervisors, it was learned yesterday. According to CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña, the CHCC has filed CW (transitional worker) petitions for […]

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