COMMUNITY BRIEFS – March 21, 2017

Scheduled power outages on March 22, 23

There will be a scheduled power interruption tomorrow, March 22, 2017, from 9am to 1pm, to de-energize the primary lines to allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp. line crew to replace a rotted primary power pole in China Town, to strengthen and harden the integrity of the power distribution system throughout the island.
China Town will be affected (Executive Ct., Husga Av., President St., Ruler Ct., and Governor P1.).

Another scheduled power outage will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 9am to 1:30pm to allow the CUC line crew to safely replace four wooden power poles with concrete poles along Naftan Road in Dandan.

Areas to be affected: Naftan Road, Dandan (Hawaiian Rock Quarry and Guerrero residence). (CUC)

PH consulate holds outreach on Saipan

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, in coordination with Philippine honorary consul to CNMI, Glicerio Arago, is holding a mobile consular outreach on Saipan at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Hall in Susupe, from March 19 to March 22. Applicants on the biometrics capturing list are advised to be present at the venue on the date and time indicated in the schedule. Due to the start of the new ePassport system, we are strictly implementing the cancellation of “no show” applicants. For more information and confirmation, call (670) 233-6293 and ask for Mel Santos. (PR)

Navy training at FDM, Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

• March 21 from noon to 5:3pm
• March 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 6pm
• March 23 from 10 a.m. to 7:30pm
• March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30pm

The Navy will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) on March 21-23 from noon to 10pm.

The public, especially fishermen, commercial pilots and marine tour operators are advised to stay clear of the areas during the dates and times indicated. (PR)

Bodybuilding contest on March 25

The 3rd Annual Marianas Muscle Bodybuilding & Physique Contest will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, starting at 3m at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. Admission is $10 per person. There will be an entry fee of $15 per competitor.

Ursula Martin, who was expected to be present on March 25, 2017, will be unable to attend due to the death of her brother and illness of their mother.

However, the contest will still go on as scheduled.  Registration for competitors is ongoing and registration forms may be obtained from Jocelyn Itibus (287-1232 or, Karen Davis (789-9214 or or Jeanne Rayphand (287-9807 or or NMPASI office).  Admission tickets are also available. (PR)

CCA board to meet today

The Commonwealth Cancer Association’s board of directors will be holding its regular meeting today, March 21, 2017, at 3pm at the CCA conference room. Agenda includes reports from the president, and program updates. All board meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the CCA at 682-0050 or email (CCA)

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