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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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Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands team preparing for national debate in Florida

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands team preparing for national debate in Florida

By Lori Lyn Lirio JONATHAN Wolf and Filipino American Vladimir Palma, who won in 2017 National Junior Speech Debate Association championship, both aim to make it to the final round when they compete at 2018 NJSDA to be held at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 20-22. “I am really hoping to make it at least to Top 5. Semi final […]

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War movie screening a hit in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio A ONE night screening of the movie series “We Drank Our Tears” crashed the box office early this month as all tickets were sold out even before the screening date. The movie’s writer, producer and director, Galvin Deleon, said the filming and showing of “We Drank Our Tears” series was a dream and vision come true […]

At least 346 individuals and 57 agencies participated in the NMC's annual career fair at the Saipan World Resort. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio.

Successful job fair held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THIS year’s Northern Mariana’s College Annual Career Fair was a success. This according to NMC Career Manager Neda Deleon Guerrero who reported that more than 300 individuals participated in the NMC’s career fair which was held at the Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort last May 4. Specifically, Guerrero said 57 agencies received applications and […]

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Hopwood Middle School's current and new members of the National Junior Honor Society.

21 students from Saipan join the prestigious National Junior Honor Society

By Lori Lyn Lirio TWENTY-ONE students from a middle school in Saipan were inducted as new members of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society, it was learned yesterday. According to Rizalina Liwag, principal of Hopwood Middle School, all of the inductees are students of HMS. This brought to 42 the number of its students who are NJHS members. The NJHS […]

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Kagman Community Health Center Board Chairman Velma Palacios. Image © https://twitter.com/velmapalacios

Healthcare privatization row in Saipan comes out in the open (2)

By Lori Lyn Lirio KAGMAN Community Health Center board chairperson Velma Palacios reiterated the health center is not under the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation as stated in the co-applicant agreement. This after the CHCC said it is not obligated to transfer assets purchased for Kagman Community Health Center, which beginning May 1 has run as a private non-profit entity. “KCHC and […]

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Hospital in Saipan going solar

By Lori Lyn Lirio A SOLAR power system will be soon be implemented in the hospital operated by the government-run Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation in Saipan to make it less dependent on non-renewable energy. This after it was revealed that during last month’s CHCC Board of Trustees meeting, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands’ Department of Interior has extended a US$560,000 […]

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Leaders in MHS take the lead in the underage drinking discussion. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Youth summit in Saipan shows empowerment can help solve adolescent problems

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to help young adults tackle teenaged problems, the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands Public School System organized a one-day summit at the Taga Hall of the World’s Resort in Saipan, it was learned yesterday. Attended by 200 students from the CNMI’s PSS, the April 6 summit centers of common juvenile issues like underage […]

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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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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 […]