Community Briefs – July 9, 2019

Posted on Jul 09 2019

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DPS reminds public not to leave keys inside an unattended vehicle
The CNMI Department of Public Safety would like to remind the public not to leave vehicle keys inside an unattended vehicle. In recent weeks there have been several reports of stolen vehicles throughout the island of Saipan. In most of these cases it was found that vehicles had their keys left inside while unattended by the owner.

In an effort to prevent similar cases, DPS is asking the public to take all measures in securing your vehicle.

According to the vehicle code under CNMI Law, any unattended motor vehicle that is not being operated must have the engine turned off, with the ignition keys removed. While also setting the parking break and having the vehicles front wheels turned toward the curb when on a hill or incline. For more details on the CNMI vehicle code visit

The CNMI Department of Public Safety highly encourages the public to call 911 anytime to re- port a crime or an emergency. Our officers are here to help you. (PR)

BMV will be closed 3:30pm on July 11
On Thursday, July 11, 2019 the Bureau of Motor Vehicle will be closed from 3:30pm through 4:30pm for a staff briefing relating to immigration and the Real I.D. Act amendment.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicle will re-open the following day Friday, July 12, 2019 to resume normal department operations. (PR)

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. (PR)

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)

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)

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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