2 Saipan beaches red-flagged
The Division of Environment Quality has red-flagged the Micro Beach and Garapan Fishing Dock 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 38 locations on Saipan this week. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)
Aquaculture execs on Marianas Agupa
This Saturday, May 26, 2012, Marianas Agupa will feature Michael M. Ogo from CREES and board members of the CNMI Aquaculture Producers Association to talk about the Aquaculture Workforce Development Program between 10am and 10:30am. The show is from 9am to 11am on Magic 100.3 FM. Listeners on Saipan, Tinian and Rota and those listening via streaming are encouraged to call in and ask questions during the show (direct to studio at 234-5929 or via instant messaging on Marianas Agupa Facebook account).
The Chamorro radio talk show program is hosted by Glenn H. Manglona and features reports by former mayor Joseph S. Inos, Rota correspondent Thomas D. Mendiola, Tinian correspondent David M. Cing, and a special segment called Hafa Mohon with Juanita Mendiola. Simultaneous Internet streaming via www.magic100radio.com will be available. (PR)
Japanese group seeks volunteers for cleanup
A Japanese group called Nenpou Shinkyou is planning to do a cleanup around Banzai Cliff and Last Command Post on May 26, 2012, at 10am. About 70 members of the group will take part in the cleanup. They are inviting members of the CNMI community to take part in the cleanup with them.
The group will also hold a peace memorial ceremony the following day, 10am, at Marpi. (PR)
NMC School of Education Open House next Friday
The Northern Marianas College School of Education is hosting an Open House for those who are considering teaching as a profession. Participants of the Open House can learn about new scholarship opportunities like the TEACH Grant Program, the four different academic concentrations available at the School of Education, and other program features.
The free Open House will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at NMC's Building J from 4pm to 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, contact 234-5498 Ext. 2234. (PR)