Community Briefs – January 17, 2019


Joeten-Kiyu Public Library closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 in lieu of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. It will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 for regular hours. Please enjoy the time with family and friends!

For the latest news and events, please visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at ​ and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow the library on Instagram @joetenkiyu and Pinterest @ Joeten Kiyu. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

Saipan beach red-flagged
The Division of Environmental Quality has red-flagged Dai-Ichi AI- (Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan) hotel and is advising the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of this location for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

Samples collected from this location contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water.

DEQ analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational beaches and storm drainage every Tuesday. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)

Chamber to name BPOY on Saturday
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will be selecting on Jan. 19 one of eight nominees the 2018 Business Person of the Year at the annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom.

The nominees are Gloria Cavanaugh of Pacific Islands Club Saipan; John Hirsh of the American Red Cross Northern Mariana Islands Chapter; Nola Hix of Xerox Corp; Glen Hunter of The Shack; James Lee of Marpac, Inc.; Velma Palacios of IT&E; Ron Smith of Angil Design; and Janice Tenorio of IT&E.

Along with “Business Person of the Year,” the event will also recognize the “2018 Saipan Young Professional” of the year as well as the Installation of the 2019 board of directors.

Seats to the event are limited and available for advance purchase for $100 per person.

To order tickets, email Mercilynn at, call 234-7150, or visit the third floor of the Marianas Business Plaza in Susupe for more information. (PR)

Humanities awards on Jan. 24
The Northern Marianas Humanities Council will be hosting the 21st Governor’s Humanities Awards at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Giovanni’s Restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 24, starting at 11am. (PR)

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