Naval Base Guam to conduct command assessment of readiness and training
SANTA RITA, Guam—U.S. Naval Base Guam security forces and other first responders will participate in the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training on Feb. 18-21.
CART is a Commander, Navy Installations Command program that evaluates installation response capabilities in various scenarios. It will take place on NBG Main Base to include Apra Harbor and involves training scenarios that replicate real-world events. CART is a regularly scheduled exercise.
This exercise will incorporate blank ammunition fire as part of simulated attacks. Residents are advised to not be alarmed if they see or hear an increase in exercise related activity within NBG Main Base and Apra Harbor.
This exercise is scheduled to last from 8am to 4pm each day.
During this exercise there will be increased patrols and security activity in and around NBG Main Base. Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic and delays for base access.
Additionally, the NBG Giant Voice system will be utilized during the exercise. Residents living in the surrounding areas of the GV speakers will hear exercise announcements throughout the week. (PR)
5.3-magnitude quake hits Saipan
At 8:58pm on Feb. 11 2020, a report of a 5.3-magnitude earthquake occurred 150 miles east-north-east of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warnings or advisories. For more information, contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000. (PR)
Quake hits Saipan on Feb. 10
At 11:02am on Feb. 10, 2020, a report of a 4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred 155 kilometers east southeast of Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warnings or advisories. For more information, contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000. (PR)
Guam tax refunds out
HAGATNA, Guam—The Department of Revenue & Taxation has processed and the Department of Administration will mail 203 tax refund checks this week.
The checks total approximately $699,157, including refunds garnished to repay government debts, for error-free returns filed on or before Aug. 17, 2019.
For inquiries, contact the Income Tax Branch of the Department of Revenue & Taxation at (671) 635-1809 or Edward Birn, Department of Administration at (671) 475-1250. (PR)
E-File & Serve having technical glitches
The CNMI Judiciary’s electronic filing system, E-File & Serve, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Until further notice, all persons seeking to file and serve with either the Supreme Court or the Superior Court must file and serve in accordance with the Commonwealth Rules of Practice and the Commonwealth Rules for Electronic Filing and Service. For more information, please contact the following individuals:
Gretchen A. Smith, Clerk of Court, CNMI Supreme Court, at (670) 236-9715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Patrick V. Diaz, Clerk of Court, CNMI Superior Court at (670) 235-5248 or email email@example.com. (PR)