Community Briefs – July 8, 2019

Posted on Jul 08 2019

Two from USCIS to offer workshops  

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Western Regional Community Relations lead Jennifer Lane and Honolulu Community Relations officer Kamana Mathur will present two workshops at the Joeten Kiyu Public Library on Wednesday, July 10, from 3:30pm to 5pm. The two will give an immigration overview and discuss how to become a U.S. citizen. The public is welcome to join these free presentations. For more information or to RSVP, call (670) 235-7322.

Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Thursday

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. Guest speaker is Dr. Peter B. Brett, who is an onncologist at the Commonwealth Health Center. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at (PR)

Guam tax refunds out today

HAGATNA Guam—Today, July 8, 2019, the Department of Revenue & Taxation and Department of Administration will mail over 110 tax refund checks totaling over $3 million, including refunds garnished to repay government debts, for error-free returns filed on or before Feb. 7, 2019. For inquiries, contact Income Tax Branch, Department of Revenue & Taxation at (671) 635-1840 or Edward Birn, Department of Administration at (671) 475-1250. (PR)

USCIS reps at July SHRM meeting

The membership meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management NMI Chapter on Thursday, July 11, 2019, will feature U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representatives who will talk about the E-Verify program and form I-9. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s ballroom beginning at 11am.

Rea Bisa, USCIS management and program analyst, Kamana Mathur, USCIS community relations officer, and Jennifer Lane, regional community relations lead, will do a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

This meeting is open to the public. The presentation includes a lunch buffet at the cost of $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-members. Seats are limited, so reserve your seat by contacting Penny Jones by e-mail at or Denise Montenegro at or by telephone at 323-5867/68. (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 July 11 and 25, 2019, 12:30pm to 3pm at the Kumision office, The Garden House, Plasa de Espana, Hagatna.

A work session will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 12:30pm to 3pm, at the same venue to discuss the GDOE CHamoru Language Teachers CHamoru Language Orthography.  

For further information call commission chair Hope Alvarez Cristobal at 483-0097 or secretary Rosa Salas Palomo at 727-5522. (PR)

SCC meeting this Wednesday

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly general membership meeting this Wednesday, July 10, at Hyatt Regency Saipan ballroom, featuring Kamana Mathur of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The luncheon begins at 11:30am and with the meeting portion starting promptly at noon. Cost is $25 for Chamber members/$35 for non-members. To RSVP six or more attendees, email Mercilynn Kaneshi Palec at, call 234-7150, or visit the third floor of the Marianas Business Plaza, Suite 315 in Susupe. (PR)

Bank of Guam Saipan branches will be closed July 13

Bank of Guam’s Saipan branches will be closed for one day on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The bank’s ATMS, online banking and customer support centers remain available. (PR)

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