Community Briefs – January 31, 2018


Aircraft carrier to make Guam visit

SANTA RITA, Guam—Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is scheduled to make a visit to U.S. Naval Base Guam tomorrow, Jan. 31, marking the ship’s first port call during a Western Pacific deployment in 2018.

Led by commanding officer Capt. Douglas Verissimo, Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. The strike group previously visited Guam while operating in the region last February.

On Jan. 5, the carrier departed San Diego with an air wing complement of more than 70 aircraft.

Commissioned in 1982, Vinson is America’s third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. (PR)

Chamber training on use of social media

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a training seminar called “Social Media for Business!” on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, from 9am to 11:30am at the Chamber’s conference room (Marianas Business Plaza, third floor, Suite 315).

This seminar will focus on the effective use of social media to find new customers, engage existing customers, and enhance the overall effectiveness and success of your business.  Both retail and service industries can greatly benefit from the free advertising available online.

Registration fee is $50 per person for Chamber members and $55 per person for non-members. Reservations and advance payment are required. Light refreshments are included. To register, call 670-234-7150 or email (PR)

Family grief support group to meet on Feb. 1

The Compassionate Friends of Saipan will be holding its monthly grief support meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6pm to 7:30p, at the NMPASI conference room on Middle Road, in Gualo Rai. For more information, e-mail or call Jill Derickson (989-9821) or Donna Krum (783-1900).  To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit (PR)

Road closure on Beach Road

There will be construction and road closures on the northbound lane of Beach Road in between Llat Street and Alas Street in Garapan until March 25, 2018. The road is expected to re-open on March 25, 2018. This will allow the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s contractor, RNV Construction, to perform renovations on a sewer lift station, S-10. Due to the closure of the northbound lane and for the safety of the community, motorists and large vehicles are advised to proceed with caution and take alternative routes when traveling through the area. (PR)

Military training at FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla until Jan. 31, from 9:30am to 11:59pm. 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)

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