Community Briefs- April 2, 2020

Posted on Apr 02 2020

Traffic court cases rescheduled

The CNMI Office of the Clerk of Court, Superior Court would like to notify individuals with traffic citations, cases pursuant to a court order issued by Superior Court Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja that were initially scheduled for April 2, 2020m are rescheduled to May 14, 2020, at 9am.
All parties with traffic citation(s) scheduled for hearing (arraignment) during the following date will be held at the Supreme Court courtroom of the Guma Hustisia.
For additional information, you may contact the Office of the Clerk of Court at telephone number 234-4253, 783-8417, or 783-8522.

CNMI Radha Krishna temple closed

The CNMI Radha Krishna temple will be closed on Saturday night due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent the gathering of people, in compliance with government orders and curfew. Pray for safety at your own home. (PR)

Guam Nat’l Guard postpones training

In order to meet current mission requirements and in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the Guam National Guard has postponed its upcoming unit training assembly, originally scheduled for April 4-5. Soldiers and airmen are advised to contact their unit orderly rooms or chain of command for more information. (PR)

CHC updates visiting rules

Effective immediately, the Commonwealth Health Center will allow an expectant mother to identify a birthing partner who can be present in the delivery room with her during labor. However, after the baby is born, the birthing partner will be allowed a moment of physical contact with their newborn and will need to exit the labor and delivery area immediately. (PR)

Updated Bank of Hawaii hours

The Gualo Rai branch of Bank of Hawaii will open during the following hours:
9am – 10am: Monday – Saturday (man’åmko hour)
9am – 4pm: Monday-Friday
9am – 1pm: Saturday. (PR)

Transfer station, landfill hours

The Department of Public Works has announced revised operation hours at the Lower Base Transfer Station and Marpi Landfill.
Beginning April 2, 2020, the Lower Base Transfer Station will be open all week from 7:30am to 1pm, except Wednesday. For more information, call (670) 322-2745 (Lower Base office)
Also, the Marpi Landfill will be open all week from 7:30am to 1pm, except Wednesday. For more information, call (670) 322-2761 (Marpi Landfill Office). (PR)

Rip currents seen until today

The public is being warned of a high risk of rip currents through this afternoon along east facing reefs.
Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, there will be a persistent larger trade-wind swell the next several days. Breaking surf of 8 to 10 feet will continue to create dangerous rip currents along reef lines and exposed shorelines facing east.
Strong and frequent rip currents can pull even the best swimmer out to sea. Inexperience swimmers should stay out of the water. Strong rip currents will be life threatening along east facing reefs. If you become caught in a rip current, stay afloat while waiting for help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly. (PR)

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