The Commonwealth's center of government is located in the village of Capitol Hill on the island. As the entire island is organized as a single municipality, most publications term Saipan as the Commonwealth's capital.
The current Mayor of Saipan is David M. Apatang, who was sworn into office on June 12, 2015.
Saipan is the second largest island in the Mariana Islands archipelago, after Guam. It is located about 120mi (190km) north of Guam and 5 nautical miles (9.3km) northeast of Tinian, from which it is separated by the Saipan Channel. Saipan is about 12mi (19km) long and 5.6mi (9.0km) wide, with a land area of 115.38km2 (44.55sqmi).
The western side of the island is lined with sandy beaches and an offshore coral reef which creates a large lagoon. The eastern shore is composed primarily of rugged rocky cliffs and a reef.
SOUTH KOREAN airlines plan to resume international flights that have ceased due to the COVID-19 outbreak, starting from tourist cities such as Guam and Saipan...Jeju Arilines will resume flights between Incheon and Saipan on June 8.
Share prices fluctuate, new players make their market debuts, the macro environment gets shaken up and long-term trends shift. ... Part of this strong result was driven by the company’s move into island markets, with Berger mentioning that the attach rates in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and Puerto Rico are effectively 100%.
Bank of Hawaii announced the launch of online account opening capability in Guam, Saipan and Palau... “Bank of Hawaii is pleased to be able to provide more digital banking options to consumers in Guam, Saipan and Palau,” said Ruth Erickson, Bank of Hawaii’s executive vice president in the Marketing Division.
A regional medical supply company with warehouses on Guam and Saipan voluntarily pulled a product called “SDSBlocker” from its inventory following a search by law enforcement officers, according to the company’s attorney ... The product is marketed as a sanitizer and disinfectant. The company’s Guam and Saipan warehouses were searched under a warrant.
We’re excited to hear what our local musicians come up with for the IT&E SongChallenge and to provide a platform for them to really flex their talent and creativity,” said Jay Shedd, senior director of sales and marketing at IT&E. READ MORE Saipan...
DB Insurance is spurring its smooth entry into overseas markets through a series of acquisitions of foreign insurers, according to sources ... and Chinese market ... According to industry sources, DB insurance has entered the Guam, Chinese and Vietnamese markets by acquiring stakes in local companies ... market in 2006 by opening a branch in Hawaii.