Rota beaches red-flagged
The Division of Environment Quality has red-flagged the Kokomo Beach Club and Teweksbery Beach 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. DEQ said that samples collected from these locations had 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. Water samples were taken from 12 locations on Rota this week. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)
TES PTSA meeting Thursday
Tanapag Elementary School will have a PTSA meeting today, May 17, at 5:30pm in the school cafeteria. For more information contact the main office at 664-3425, 26, or 27. (PR)
Marines, Air Force, Navy training on FDM
The U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy is conducting training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla on May 17-18, from 8am to 11pm. The public-especially fishermen, commercial pilots, and marine tour operators-are advised to stay clear from the area during the times and dates indicated. The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla training area will be on a 10 nautical mile radius on all quadrants. (PR)
Labor recognizes Tinian private sector employers
The Division of Employment and Training Services at the Tinian Department of Labor, along with Tinian Mayor Ramon M. Dela Cruz, will be recognizing local private sector employers who have in their employ local resident workers. The ceremony will take place during the Tinian Chamber of Commerce meeting today, May 17, at 10:30am, at the Fleming Restaurant. The event is part of the division's initiative to promote the hiring of more resident workers within the local private sector. (PR)
Chamber to host currency training
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will host a Credit Card and Currency Training session, presented by U.S. Secret Service trainers, on June 4, 2012, at 2pm.
As a result of a number of incidents recently where counterfeit currency has been seized in Guam and on Saipan, the U.S. Secret Service will be visiting Saipan to conduct a number of sessions for one day only, June 4, 2012.
SCC will notify all SCC members of the site for the training sessions as we approach June 4. The training sessions would be made available to Chamber members at no cost. There would be a nominal attendance fee for non-members. (SCC)