Community Briefs – June 11, 2019

Posted on Jun 11 2019

Weightlifting contest moved to July 27

The 2019 CNMI Weightlifting Championship has been rescheduled and will be held on July 27, a Saturday, at the Minachom Attao pavilion in Susupe, starting at 10am.

Registration deadline is noon of June 25, 2019, to be delivered to Greg Borja or Jeanne Rayphand at the Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. office in Gualo Rai. Entry fee is $10, while the admission fee is $5.

For more information, contact Borja at 787 6642 or Rayphand at 287-9807. (PR)

Vote for Yvette Bennett in swimsuit tilt

The U.S. National Miss Bikini Swimsuit & Fitness Competition that Yvette Bennett has entered will be held this July 9 to 12 in Miami, Florida. She and her family are urging the CNMI to help her by voting for her for the “People’s Choice Award,” which will give her additional points in the Miss Bikini Swimsuit & Fitness Competition. To vote, log on to (PR)

Walk of honor to mark 75 years since the Battles for Saipan and Tinian

On Friday, June 14, 2019,the Committee for the 75th Anniversary of the Battles for Saipan and Tinian invites the community to come together on the eve of Saipan’s Invasion Day to remember the sacrifices made by so many 75 years ago. Participants will be provided an LED candle (adults) or glow-in-the-dark bracelet (youth). 

Registration will begin at 5:30pm at the Veterans Memorial at Kilili Beach, followed by a brief program at 6pm, and the walk at 6:30pm. Walkers will head north along the Froilan C. Tenorio Beach Road Pathway and turn around at the Japanese tank at Quartermaster Road. Along the way there will be water stops and activity stations. The winners of the Memorial Day poetry, art, and wreath competitions will have their work on display.

If you have questions about the walk, call the American Memorial Park Visitor Center at 234-7207 x 2020 or email (NPS)

Military training at Dandan, Farallon de Medinilla

ASAN, Guam—Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan up to June 13, from 11am to 11pm. This type of training is designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training. The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during training.

The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

June 12, from 8am to 9pm

June 13, and 14, from 10:30am to 9pm

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 within a 12- nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

JIL Saipan marks 22nd anniversary

The Jesus is Lord Church Saipan is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary on June 16, 2019, starting at 4pm, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, with a theme “Proclaiming Jesus is Lord.”

This year’s guest speaker will be Pastor Abigail Corpuz, Area Pastor of Area 5, JIL West USA supervising Hawaii, Saipan and Guam. She is visiting Saipan for the first time with her husband and daughter.  

The Jesus is Lord Church Saipan is located in San Vicente/Dandan Village with over 150 members of different nationalities. Community members are encouraged to join the celebration. For more information or to obtain a ride to the event, call 670-989-8053. (PR)

Writers’ workshop on June 15 at JKPL

Walt F.J. Goodridge will be leading a writers’ workshop on June 15, 2019, from 9am to 12pm, at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s video teleconference room. Admission is $10 in advance, and $12 at the door ($5 for students with ID). Twenty percent of admission proceeds will be donated directly to the library on the day of the event. Seating is limited. To register, visit the front desk of the library. For more information, and to see some success stories from past workshops, visit (PR)

Guam CHamoru commission meetings set

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 June 13, and 20, 2019, from 12:30pm to 3pm at the Kumision office, The Garden House, Plasa de Espana, Hagatna.

A work session will be held on June 27, 2019, from 12:30pm to 3pm, at the same venue.

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

Time management training set

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce and Jim Arenovski of Island Training Solutions will be hosting a training on time management at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce conference room (Marianas Business Plaza, third floor, Suite 315) on June 26, from 9am to 12pm. Registration fee is $50 per person for Chamber members and $55 per person for non-members. Light refreshments are included. Reservations and advance payment are required as seating is limited. To register, call 670-234-7150 or email (PR)

Joint inauguration in FSM in July 29

PALIKIR, Pohnpei— Federated States of Micronesia president David W. Panuelo, in consultation with FSM Congress Speaker Wesley Simina, has decided to hold the joint inauguration ceremony on July 29, at the FSM Capitol in Palikir, Pohnpei. The FSM government will welcome traditional leaders, leaders from neighbor and partner nations, dignitaries, government officials, and citizens of the FSM who will witness this event.

The FSM Information Services will provide thorough public information on the joint inauguration ceremony as the details on the planning and organization for the event become clear and finalized. (PR)

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