Community Briefs – April 29, 2019


JKPL, Bookmobile closed for inventory
The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library and Bookmobile Outreach Services will be closed for five days for inventory, from May 14 to May 18, 2019. All penalties for items due during this period will be waived. We ask the public for your cooperation in utilizing library programs and services in the days not covered by inventory.

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

Military training in open ocean, at Warning Area 517
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct an open-ocean exercise on April 30 from 8am to 6pm at the following coordinates 13° 542”N/144° 379”E. 

The Navy will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on April 30 and May 1, from 11am to 11:55pm.

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 the area during the dates and times indicated.

W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. (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)

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