Community Briefs – February 28, 2020


KagES postpones move to old campus postponed
Kagman Elementary School has postponed the move to its old campus due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the management’s control at the school level.

KagES management said the move back to the old campus will have to be postponed until further notice. The original target date of moving back to the old campus was supposed to be on Monday, March 2.

As of date, KagES will continue to conduct half-day sessions at ChaCha Oceanview Middle School from 7:30am to 11:30am.

KagES management said they will continue to update stakeholders regarding their power issue, and also be giving them advance notice on when they are ready to move back to their KagES campus. (PR)

500 Sails offers free swim classes to women in February and March
In partnership with Commonwealth Women’s Association, 500 Sails is offering free swim classes for women and girls 12 and older through the Sirena Project. Below are the newly announced March dates, including two Fridays, Saturdays this February and March 2020, plus on March 20 and March 27. All classes are from 10am to 11am at Guma Sakman; all levels welcome.Bring a water bottle, swim clothes, a towel, and a friend.

For more information: email, visit website at, follow www.facebookcom/500SailsDolphinClubSaipan, or call Emma Perez at 670-285-4268. (PR)

BECQ to hold another beach cleanup

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality’s Cleanup Brigade will be organizing its third cleanup activity this year at Obyan Beach on March 7, 2020.

Volunteers who would like to come out and help can meet at Obyan Beach from 8am to 10am. Volunteers will be given water, gloves, trash bags, and pickers while supplies last.

Every month, BECQ’s Cleanup Brigade would choose an area where to pick up trash every first Saturday of the month. (PR)

NMHC offers loan deferment assistance
Due to the impending austerity measures and the anticipated economic hardships as a result of the decline in the tourism industry as affected by the suspension of visitor arrivals from China and reduced flights from Korea, most, if not all Northern Marianas Housing Corp. clients will somehow be affected.

Therefore, NMHC will place a blanket deferment assistance of all of its loans for a period of three months, which will begin March 1, 2020, and will end on May 31, 2020. Interest shall not accrue during the three-month period. Beginning June 1, 2020, all loans will be reinstated to their regular monthly payments and an additional three months will be added on to the loan maturity.

If you do not wish to avail of this assistance, you must provide NMHC an official cancelation notice of the deferment assistance being offered.

Should you have any further questions, contact the Mortgage & Credit Division at telephone numbers 234-6866/9447/7689/7670. (PR)

Lane closure for Triple J Color Run
Triple J announced that the southbound lane along Beach Road will be closed on Saturday, March 7, from 4am to 8am for the Triple J 5K Saipan Bubble Color Run. The closure is necessary for the runners’ safety. The start point of the lane closure is Garapan Farmer’s Market proceeding south 2.5 kilometers past the Quartermaster intersection to the Blue Beach House Hotel. (PR)

‘Walk for Parents’ tomorrow

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs’ Division of Youth Services is inviting the public to a “Walk for Parents” event tomorrow, Feb. 29. Registration for the walk is free and will begin at 6am at the Oleai Beach Pavilion. The route will be from the Oleai Beach Pavilion to Quartermaster Road and back.

Walk for Parents is a morning walk to recognize and show appreciation for all parents in the CNMI and is the closing event for the CNMI’s Parent Leadership Month.

For more information, call the DCCA-DYS Parent Education Program at 237-1015/1017. (PR)

SHEFA supporting documents deadline
The deadline to submit all supporting documents for those applying for the Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance is today, Feb. 28. Office hours is from 7:30am to 4:30pm. If you have any questions, contact the SHEFA office at 233-5995, 235-1020/21. (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, contact the following individuals: Gretchen A. Smith, Clerk of Court, CNMI Supreme Court, at (670) 236-9715 or email; or Patrick V. Diaz, Clerk of Court, CNMI Superior Court at (670) 235-5248 or email (PR)

DPR oversight hearing postponed
HAGÅTÑA, Guam—The Committee on Heritage and the Arts, Parks, Guam Products, Hagåtña Revitalization, Self-Determination, and Regional Affairs’ oversight hearing for the Department of Parks and Recreation, which was scheduled for today, Feb. 28, at 5:15pm, has been postponed.
Guam Sen. Marsh Taitano stated, “The general public will be informed of a rescheduled hearing date.” (PR)

Guam Youth Congress convenes tomorrow
HAGÅTÑA, Guam—The 32nd Guam Youth Congress will be called into Session tomorrow, Feb. 29, at 9am in the Speaker Antonio R. Unpingco Legislative Session Hall, Guam Congress Building, Hagåtña. (PR)

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