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Wednesday, 09/28/16


Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signed the $142.2-million CNMI General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, but not before vetoing sections on the bill to address critical areas in the Commonwealth. The Legislature—House and Senate—passed House Bill 19-196, SS1, CCS1 last Saturday and is now Public Law 19-68. The budgetary cuts made by the Legislature on the Marianas Visitors... + continue reading

Tuesday, 09/27/16


The Land Court is tightening up on the application of land occupation conditions with landowners facing a stricter “use it or lose it” rule. An automatic lapsing clause, introduced in the early 1980s, is to be applied more rigously by the Land Court. The terms and conditions affecting the time limit in which owners of occupation right land intended for a... + continue reading

Thursday, 09/29/16


On Friday, the federal minimum wage goes up to $6.55 per hour in the Northern Marianas — and that's good for everyone, according to Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan. “The more money that workers have to spend, the better off our entire economy,” Sablan said. “I know that Congress’ decision to increase the minimum wage beginning in 2007 was criticized, but... + continue reading

Top Stories

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The Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition of ‘writ of certiorari’ from five American Samoans, who are plaintiffs in the US citizenship case against the federal... + continue reading


Wednesday, 07/06/16 - 2 comment(s)


On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 09/19/16 - 0 comment(s)


Applications are now being accepted for the East-West Center's United States-South Pacific Scholarship. 

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In Depth

Tuesday, 09/27/16 - 0 comment(s)


A new report detailing the human rights abuses in West Papua has been published this week. The research aims to convince Pacific leaders on providing full membership of... + continue reading


Tuesday, 09/27/16 - 0 comment(s)


High reported rates of type 2 diabetes in some Pacific Island nations have been called into question after Australian researchers found deficiencies in the methods used to test... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Tuesday, 09/20/16 - 0 comment(s)

Videos and Statements from Pacific Islands Leaders will be posted as they become available. 

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