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Thursday, 02/09/17


The Office of the Attorney General on Thursday filed a lawsuit for a declaratory judgment against the salary increases for the members of the CNMI Legislature, the lt. governor, and the governor. Attorney General Edward Manibusan brought the lawsuit in his official capacity as the chief legal officer of the commonwealth on Thursday, and he named Department of Finance... + continue reading

Wednesday, 02/15/17


About a dozen refugees detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island were interviewed on Wednesday for possible resttlement in the United States. The Kurdish Journalist and Manus Island detainee, Behrouz Boochani, reported the interviews were conducted by the Resettlement Support Centre, a Singapore-based company contracted by the US Department of Homeland... + continue reading

Thursday, 02/16/17


The U.S. Government Accountability Office is currently reviewing the CNMI’s public debt with the goal of avoiding another Puerto Rico, which is suffering from an ongoing financial crisis since 2005. Three other U.S. territories—American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—are also included in the review. In 2013, the CNMI had a $354.7-million long-term debt.... + continue reading

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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, 02/15/17 - 0 comment(s)


I write this Open Letter to you to share my deep concern about the proposed amendment to Section 3 of Article III of our national constitution. This current provision of our...

News Releases

Sunday, 02/19/17 - 0 comment(s)


Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a major milestone for American Samoa announces a key achievement for his administration — American Samoa has obtained approval from the Centers... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 01/31/17 - 0 comment(s)


Last month, New Zealand-based analyst Jose Sousa-Santos commented on Twitter that “Indonesia’s attempt at buying support from the Pacific region seems to have little to no impact... + continue reading


Sunday, 02/19/17 - 0 comment(s)


New York Times "video journalist Megan Specia explains how she connected with and captured the harrowing ordeal of a Kurdish dissident from Iran who has been held... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Thursday, 11/10/16 - 0 comment(s)


For those of us lucky enough to live in Hawaii, this 36th Hawaii International Film Festival is once again showcasing films from New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tahiti and Hawaii.

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