COMMUNITY BRIEFS – July 13, 2017

2 Saipan beaches red-flagged

The Division of Environmental Quality has red-flagged the Department of Public Works channel bridge and American Memorial Park and is advising the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified. Samples collected from these locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)

CCA support meeting today

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the Commonwealth Cancer Association support meeting today, July 13, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at ccamarianas@gmail.com or cca@ccamarianas.org. (PR)

Youth fishing derby on Rota on July 23

The Rota Mayor’s Office will be hosting a youth fishing derby at the Teteto Beach on Sunday, July 23, from 9am to 4pm. Interested participants must fill out application forms at the Rota Mayor’s Office. Participants must be ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. There will be an orientation at the Teteto Pavilion on Sunday, July 23, at 8:30am. Cash prizes will be given to the participant who collects the most number of fish. Prizes are $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. (MVA)

MyPROS to host July 22 gala

The Marianas Young Professionals will host a White Beach Gala at the Surf Club on July 22. Tickets can be purchased from any Events Committee member. Tickets previously bought are still honored for the new date. For more information, check out MYPros Facebook page at facebook.com/mypros670/. (PR)

Ongoing gambling survey

The Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Program is conducting a “Gambling Survey” to gather baseline data in order to help determine if a further comprehensive screening tool or assessment is needed in regards to gambling in the CNMI. An online version of the survey can be taken at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDKXYNH. The last day to complete the online survey is this Saturday, July 15, 2017. The community is highly encouraged to take the survey. For more information, contact Shawnalei Ogumoro of the SAR Program at (670) 323-7277 or email at shawnalei.ogumoro@gov.mp. (PR)

PH consular outreach on Saipan

A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, is on Saipan until July 13 at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe for biometrics capturing of e-passport applications. All e-passport applications require “personal appearance.” Wear proper attire (shirt with collar). For more information and confirmation, call (670) 233-6293 and ask for Mel Santos. To verify if you are on the list, go to https://www.facebook.com/PCGAgana/. (PR)

NAVFAC Marianas hosts STEM camp

MANGILAO, Guam—Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas and the Society of Military Engineers Guam Post hosted their first science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp on July 8. The camp, which was held at the University of Guam, featured fun and educational demonstrations and activities. NAVFAC Marianas engineers and professional engineers from private-sector firms facilitated STEM-learning with nearly 70 students in grades five through eight in attendance. (PR)

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