Community Briefs – February 15, 2018

Posted on Feb 15 2018

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Military training at FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla on Feb. 16, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

CHamoru commission meetings

The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’nå’guen i Historia yan i Lina’la’ Taotao Tåno’ (Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam)  will hold its monthly meetings on Thursday, Feb. 22, March 8 and March 22, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3pm at the Division of Humanities conference room, first floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Guam, Mangilao.
Additionally, there will be a work session on March 15, 2018, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the same venue, the Humanities conference room, UOG. 
For further information call Hope Alvarez Cristobal at 483-0097 or Rosa Salas Palomo at 727-5522. (PR)

Creating an alcohol-free, drug-free workplace

Two speakers will talk about how to attain an alcohol-free and drug-free workplace at the Thursday, Feb. 15, breakfast meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management NMI Chapter at the Fiesta Resort and Spa Saipan’s Azucena Room, from 8am to 9:30am. The speakers are Sandra F. Bordallo, MFT, LPC and Daniel A. Duenas, MSW, MA, from Westcare Pacific Islands. The presentation is open to the public. The speakers will provide an opportunity for questions. The presentation costs $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-members. Seats are limited, so reserve your seat by contacting Penny Jones by email at or Denise Montenegro at or by telephone at 323-5867/68. (PR)

Fishery scholarship applications due Feb. 28

The U.S. Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarships pays for college expenses to complete a fishery science related undergraduate or graduate degree at universities in Guam and Hawaii. Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing their sophomore year in college and be a U.S. citizen or national with strong ties to American Samoa, Guam or the CNMI.  Contact the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council at (808) 522-5341 or for more information. (PR)

CJPA meetings set

The Criminal Justice Planning Agency will be holding a youth advisory and supervisory board meeting on Feb. 15, 2018, and Feb. 16, 2018, at the Pacific Islands Club. The meeting will cover CJPA grant funding and awards for various services and programs. The meetings will take place from 8am to 5pm on both days. (PR)

Kagman cluster schools’ PTSA meeting set

This is to inform all parents, guardians, and the community that the Kagman cluster of schools will be having a PTSA meeting on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 11am at Marine Beach. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend this meeting and are asking that people bring chairs and, if possible, a dish to contribute to the potluck lunch. Call the school at 237-3921, 664-4100, or 664-3911 if you have any questions or concerns. (PR)

OPA to hold ethics presentations

The Office of the Public Auditor will be conducting ethics presentations on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

On Saipan, the presentation will be held on Feb. 20, 2018, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center, starting at 9am; there will be a second session starting at 1pm.

On Rota, it will be on March 1, 2018, at the Northern Marianas College Rota instructional site. On Tinian, it will be on March 9, at the NMC Tinian instructional site. On both sites, the ethics presentation will start at 10am; there will be a second session starting at 2pm.

While on Rota and Tinian, the staff of the OPA will be notarizing and accepting filings of financial disclosure statements from government officials.

All filers are reminded to bring with them some form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or a passport. Failure to do so may result in the denial of notary services. To register, call Michelle Camacho at 322-6481. (PR)

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