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David Henkin (right) meets with Tinian residents
CNMI — Northern Marianas residents have appealed a court ruling regarding impact of the US Navy's relocation plans in the region. The US military plans to relocate as many as 5,000 Marines from Japan to Guam, and use the Northern Marianas islands of Tinian and Pagan for live-fire exercises. A...
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Siapan, CNMI — The Northern Marianas House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have legalised the use of marijuana in the islands. The lower chamber has relegated the measure back to committee level, effectively junking the Senate bill after House lawmakers deemed it in violation of...
 Marijuana plant [Photo: Esteban Lopez via unsplash.com]
Saipan, CNMI — The Northern Marianas Senate has passed a bill decriminalizing the use and possession of marijuana. Having been passed in the nine-seat senate with six yes votes and three abstentions, the bill now advances to the House of Representatives for approval. It would allow the use of...
 Jacinda Ardern visited Fasi Government Primary School to see the destruction caused by cyclone Gita. [Photo: Pool photo / Michael Craig / New Zealand Herald]
There has been outrage among Tongans over an official letter purporting to ban girls at the country's state school from playing rugby and boxing. The letter from the Ministry of Education informed staff at Tonga High School that the girls shouldn't be playing such sports because it goes against...