3 beach sites red-flagged
The Division of Environment Quality has red-flagged the Garapan Fishing Dock and the Saipan World Resort beach on Saipan and the Mobil storm drainage on Rota 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. A similar number of water samples were taken on Rota this week. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)
Crime Stoppers seeks help
Crime Stoppers is seeking the public's help for information on a burglary and theft incident that occurred at Grace Christian Academy on Navy Hill. On Monday, June 4 at about 8am, the female victim parked her 2001 silver Toyota Rav4 by the GCA basketball court to attend an award ceremony. At about 9:45am, the victim returned to discover her front windshield broken. There was a rock found on the back seat of her car. The victim's handbag was stolen containing about $250, credit cars, and identification.
DPS and Crime Stoppers need your help. Contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272 should you want to remain anonymous or use its website at www.nmicrimestoppers.net. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest. It pays to call. (PR)
MHS Class of '83 meeting today
This is to invite members of the MHS Class of 1983 to our general meeting today, June 15, 2012, Friday, at the Garapan Beach Road pavilion. You may contact Tonnei Camacho at 483-9665 for more details. (PR)
Autism Society meeting today
The Autism Society of the CNMI will be holding a special meeting today, June 15, at 5:50pm at the conference room of the Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. in Gualo Rai. Information regarding the group and future meetings will be available at this meeting. All families and friends of individuals with autism and autism-related spectrum disorders are invited to attend. For more information, contact Frank Cabrera at 287-9552 or 888-5749 (firstname.lastname@example.org). (PR)
CCA board meeting on June 19
The Commonwealth Cancer Association's board of directors will be holding its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 8:30am in the CCA conference room in Gualo Rai. The agenda includes reports from the president, steering committees, program manager, 2012 CNCSWD, and program/project updates. All board meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the Commonwealth Cancer Association at 682-0050 or email at email@example.com. (PR)
CNMI women execs on Marianas Agupa
Tomorrow, June 16, 2012, Marianas Agupa will feature Sen. Jovita M. Taiamanao, president of the CNMI Women's Association, and project director Florine M. Hofschneider to talk about their subgrant from the U.S. Department of Human Services and their project goals and objectives. 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 use instant messaging via the Marianas Agupa Facebook account. The Chamorro radio talk show program is hosted by Glenn H. Manglona. Simultaneous Internet streaming via www.magic100radio.com will be available. (PR)
Free Friday films at the memorial park
The American Memorial Park presents free family friendly films twice a day every Friday (2pm and 6pm) in the Visitor Center auditorium. The film premiere on June 22 will be Brother Bear. Future films include Up, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Ratatouille, Robots, and Charlotte's Web. (PR)