Community Briefs – June 5, 2019

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Posted on Jun 05 2019

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Guam DRT computer system back
The Department of Revenue and Taxation’s systems server is up and running.

Yesterday morning, the department said its computer systems were down due to various issues over the past 24 hours. The department was open for limited counter services such as application distribution and general inquiries.

The Treasurer of Guam was also limited to manual payments yesterday morning and was working to get its systems up by noon yesterday.

For assistance or inquiries, contact the Director’s Office of the Department of Revenue and Taxation at 635-1779. (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)

Graduation day reminders
Graduation day reminders to the Kagman High School parents & graduating Class of 2019:

Graduation practice is from 9am to 11am at the following locations:

• June 5: KHS Café
• June 6: American Memorial Park
• June 7: American Memorial Park
• June 10: American Memorial Park
• June 11: Awards ceremony, Kagman Elementary School cafeteria, 4pm
• June 12: Graduation Day, American Memorial Park, 4:30 pm. Seniors, arrive by 3:30pm. All seniors will gather in the air-conditioned theater in the main AMP Museum. The graduation is a formal ceremony, so all graduates must practice cap-and-gown etiquette during the ceremony. (PR)

Military training in open ocean, at Dandan, Farallon de Medinilla
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct open-ocean training until June 5, from 8am to 8am, within a 10-nautical mile radius of the following coordinates: 13˚ 28’N/144˚ 25’E. It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training until June 6, from 11am to 11:55pm, at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

These types of trainings are 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 trainings. 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 6, from 8am to 9pm
• June 4, 5, and 7, from 10:30am to 9pm

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)

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 coordinator2@saipanchamber.com. (PR)

Weightlifting competition on June 15
The 2019 CNMI Weightlifting Championship will be held on June 15, 2019, a Saturday, at the Roundhouse, Garapan Central Park, starting at 10am.

Registration deadline is noon of June 8, 2019. Entry fee is $10, while the admission fee is $5.

There will also be a competitors’ meeting at noon, Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the NMPASI conference room in Gualo Rai, Saipan.

For more information, contact John Davis at 789-9211, Greg Borja at 787-6642, or Jeanne Rayphand at 287-9807. (PR)

SSHS registration for ongoing students
Saipan Southern High School is now accepting registration forms for ongoing students for SY 2019-2020. Deadline for submission will be on Aug. 21, 2019. All ongoing students must re-register to be enrolled at SSHS.  If you have any other questions email Victoria Apatang at victoria.apatang@cnmipss.org. (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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