COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Dec. 21, 2016


Marianas-chan auditions

The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold open auditions on Jan. 7, 2017, on Saipan for “Marianas-chan” (Marianas child) to help promote the Northern Mariana Islands in Japan. The contest is open to U.S. citizen children ages 4-6 who reside in the CNMI. Additional details and applications are available at, and the deadline to apply is Dec. 30, 2016. Interested contestants from Tinian and Rota are invited to submit an application with a 1-2 minute video of the contestant to for call back to the audition. For more information, contact the MVA at 1.670.664.3200/01. (MVA)

Survivors, caregivers support meeting

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. To RSVP or for more information, call CCA at 682-0050 or email at or (PR)

Air force training at Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Air Force will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on Dec. 22, from 8:30am to 10pm. The public, especially fishermen, commercial pilots and marine tour operators are advised to stay clear of the areas during the date and times indicated. W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. All vessels are advised to remain clear of W-517 south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank are open for public use. (PR)

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