Community Briefs – December 27, 2017


Military training at Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on Dec. 27-29, from 8am to 5pm. It is recommended the general public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. (PR)

Business hours for the CNMI Judiciary

– Dec. 29 for Saipan, Rota, Tinian: Open from 7:30am to 11:30am. Closed from 11:31am to 4:30pm.

– Jan. 1, 2018,
New Year’s Day: Saipan, Rota, Tinian will be closed.

– Jan. 2, 2018: Saipan, Rota, Tinian hours will be limited. Essential services in the Offices of the Clerk of the Superior Court, Office of Adult Probation, Family Court Division, Drug Court Division, Marshal Services Division, Superior Court Judicial Chambers, and the Administrative Services Unit (cashier) will be provided.

The Supreme Court, Law Revision Commission, Commonwealth Recorder’s Office, and Judiciary Administrative Office will be closed.

For more information or assistance, contact Deanna M. Ogo at the CNMI Supreme Court
at (670) 236-9715 or email: or call Patrick V. Diaz
at the CNMI Superior Court at 236-9765
or email:

Distribution of 2017 W2-CM and annual reconciliation forms

The Division of Revenue and Taxation, Department of Finance began distributing the 2017 W2-CM and Annual Reconciliation forms and instructions last Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

Businesses, employers, and all payroll service providers are encouraged to reserve forms needed by calling the Administration Office of the Division of Revenue and Taxation at 664-1000, 664-1098 or via fax at 664-1015.

Forms will be available for pick-up from the Compliance Branch or main office located in the Joeten Dandan Building.

Employers are also reminded that forms are required to be filed at Revenue and Taxation by Feb. 28, 2018. (PR)

JKPL offers ukulele classes anew

Registration for Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Beginner and Advance Ukulele Class is now open. The minimum age requirement is ages 8 years or older and adults. The total cost for eight class sessions is $50.

Ukulele classes are held at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library in partnership with ukulele instructor Larry Lee and son, Kui Lee. The deadline to register is Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

The JKPL ukulele class is based on “First come; first paid.” Students must provide their own ukuleles and a folder to hold music sheets (plastic sheet protectors and a three-ring binder are recommended). Parents/guardians must sign a liability waiver form on behalf of their participating children and must adhere to public library policies and procedures. For questions regarding beginner and advanced ukulele class, call Celina Foreman or Victoria Cabrera at 235-7315 / 7322 during regular library hours. (PR)

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