Community Briefs – March 20, 2019

NMBAC reps at SHRM meeting today

Representatives of the Northern Marianas Business Alliance Corp. will be the speakers at the membership meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management-NMI Chapter today, March 20, 2019, at the Charley’s Cabaret of the Pacific Islands Club. The NMBAC will provide information on efforts to update the expired CNMI Prevailing Wage Survey and how this will affect the submissions of fiscal year 2020 CW petitions. The presentation includes the PIC Magellan Restaurant lunch buffet at the cost of $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-members.  Reserve your seat by contacting Penny Jones by email at penelope.jones@hyatt.com or Denise Montenegro at denise.montenegro@hyatt.com or by telephone at 323-5867/68.  (PR)

Military trainings at FDM, former golf course 

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Air Force is conducting trainings at the island of Farallon de Medinilla until March 18-23, from 8am to 10pm

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 is also conducting combat search-and-rescue training until March 21, from 5pm to 11pm, at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada 

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. It is also recommended the public, commercial pilots, fishermen and marine tour operators stay clear from these areas during the dates and times indicated.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island.

The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during training at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course. (PR)

Free probate workshops on Rota

Micronesian Legal Services Corp. will present probate workshops No. 2 and No. 3 on Rota on Thursday, March 21, 2019 starting at 1:30pm at the Sinapalo Youth Center. The sessions are free and open to the public. (PR)

Weightlifting competition on Saipan

CNMI Weightlifting will hold a weightlifting competition on Saipan on May 18, 2019, at a time and place to be announced later. (PR)

Class of 1981 reunion meeting

Attention to all Marianas High School Class of 1981 and off-island graduate(s) in Guam and the U.S. mainland that there will be a 1981 class reunion meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019, starting at 6pm at the Tech-NIC Computer above Sherwin Paint across Bank of Hawaii on Middle Road. (PR)

Scheduled power interruptions

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. would like to inform the public that there will be scheduled power interruptions on the following dates, times and locations:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 11am to 6pm

• Outage type: Sectionalized lateral feeder outage on the Feeder 7 distribution circuit
• Village location: As Matuis
• Power service area(s) affected: RTE 320 and Binadu Drive
• Water well(s) affected: As Matuis Well Field
• Water service area(s) affected: As Matuis, San Roque, Tanapag and Lower Base will be affected during the duration of the power outage
• Wastewater service area(s) affected: None
• Work to be performed: Replace eight (8) wooden poles with concrete poles

Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 8:30am to 1:30pm
• Outage type: Sectionalized lateral feeder outage on the Feeder 7 distribution circuit
• Village location: As Matuis
• Power service area(s) affected: RTE 320
• Water well(s) affected: As Matuis Well Field
• Water service area(s) affected: As Matuis, San Roque, Tanapag and Lower Base may be affected depending on tank level
• Wastewater service area(s) affected: None
• Work to be performed: Replace five (5) wooden poles with concrete poles (PR)

Register for NMC’s spring semester

Northern Marianas College is reminding all individuals interested in furthering their education that they still have until March 23, 2019, to register for the upcoming spring semester.

Registration for ongoing and new students via Proa Portal: Ongoing until March 23, 2019
First day of classes: April 1, 2019
NMC will be also having a free information session on March 21, 2019, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the college’s Olympio T. Borja Library. It is open to all prospective students and interested community members. Those who would like to apply for admission or register for classes can attend the info session.
For more information about registering for classes for the upcoming spring 2019 semester or to apply for admission, contact NMC’s Office of Admissions and Records at 237-6768/6769/6771 or visit www.marianas.edu. (PR)

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