Community Briefs – April 25, 2019

Posted on Apr 25 2019

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SSHS progress reports out today

Saipan Southern High School will be issuing its students’ progress reports today, April 25, 2019 from 4pm to 5:30pm. Come by the school to pick up the progress reports in your child’s classrooms. (PR)

Community planting and cleanup at WSR school

In celebration of Environment Month and Earth Day, volunteers are invited to help plant trees and flowers at the Willim S. Reyes Elementary School in Chalan Kanoa this Saturday, April 27, from 8am to 10:30am.

There will also be a cleanup of litter on and around the school campus.

The event is hosted by Precinct 2 Reps. Christina Sablan and John Paul Sablan, in collaboration with WSR Elementary School, Division of Forestry, Northern Mariana Islands Cooperative Research and Educational Extension Services, and Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance.

For more information, contact the Office of Rep. Tina Sablan at 664-8829 or the Office of Rep. John Paul Sablan at 664-8965. (PR)

JKPL parking lot closed Friday, Saturday

In order to accommodate and prepare for the 2nd Annual Community Mobile Information Literacy Fair, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s parking lot will be closed this Friday, April 26, 2019, and Saturday, April 27, 2019.

For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow the library on Instagram @joetenkiyu, Pinterest @ Joeten Kiyu, and Snapchat @JoetenKiyu.

The library’s hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

SCC membership meeting on May 1

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce’s general membership meeting in May will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at Charley’s Cabaret of Pacific Islands Club Saipan.

The speakers are acting Finance secretary David Atalig, who will speak about his vision and plans for the CNMI Department of Finance, and Northern Marianas Humanities Council program officer Farah Younis to speak about the council’s upcoming initiatives.

The luncheon begins at 11:30pm with the meeting portion starting promptly at noon. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members/$35 for non-members. To RSVP six or more attendees, email Mercilynn Kaneshi Palec at, call 234-7150, or visit the third floor of the Marianas Business Plaza, Suite 315 in Susupe for more information. (PR)

UOG forum today on sexual misconduct

The SW480 Family Violence class of the Social Work degree program at the University of Guam will be hosting a public forum today, April 25, about ending sexual misconduct on college campuses.

The free forum will take place from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the CLASS Lecture Hall of the University of Guam campus.

One in five women in college experience sexual assault, according to the Office on Women’s Health under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The forum will bring the subject to light with real testimonies from former students who have had first-hand experiences with sexual assault and the presentation of data from a statistics expert on sexual misconduct from seven Micronesian campuses. Faculty who are actively involved in developing interventions to address campus sexual misconduct will also speak. (PR)

JKPL book talk: Marie Castro

As part of National Library Month activities, join the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library tomorrow, April 26, 2019, from 5pm to 6pm in the Children’s Library to hear a book talk by CNMI author Marie Castro.

Castro will be discussing the books Without a Penny in My Pocket: Bittersweet Memories Before and After WWI by Marie S.C. Castro and Marie Castro: My Life and Amelia Earhart’s Saipan Legacy by Mike Campbell and Marie S.C. Castro, and talk to the community about the process behind writing her books. (PR)

Calling Class of 1981 high school graduates

To all 1981 graduate(s) of Marianas High School, Dolphins 81, and off-island graduates in Guam or the U.S. mainland, there will be a class reunion meeting on April 25, 2019, starting at 6pm at Tech-NIC Computer Gaming, above Sherwin Williams across Bank of Hawaii on Middle Road. (PR)

USCIS to present naturalization information session in Guam in May

Officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present a free information session to the public about citizenship and the naturalization process in Guam on May 14, from 1pm to 3:30pm, at the Hagatna branch of the Guam Public Library.

USCIS will provide information about eligibility for citizenship, how to apply online, the English and civics tests, application forms and fees and how to best interact with USCIS about individual cases. Officials will also discuss ways to avoid becoming a victim of immigration scams and provide agency updates. Free educational materials will be given out, while supplies last. (PR)

Tax refunds mailed

HAGATNA, Guam—The Department of Revenue & Taxation and Department of Administration have mailed 308 tax refund checks totaling $748,730 for error-free returns filed on or before Dec. 31, 2018.

For inquiries, contact Dafne Shimizu, director, Department of Revenue & Taxation at (671) 635-1815/1816 or Edward Birn, Department of Administration, at (671) 475-1250. (PR)

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