Community Briefs – March 12, 2018


Roadside tribute tomorrow

Mount Carmel School’s AlumKnight Association invites all AlumKnights, Knights, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, families, and friends to pay tribute to the late bishop emeritus Tomas Camacho on the day of his funeral. Wear blue and meet at 7:15am tomorrow, March 13, 2018, near the Naked Fish parking grounds for the roadside tribute.  The president of the AlumKnight Association, Charles Cepeda, has offered to prepare a banner for this occasion. (PR)

Military training in Guam and CNMI

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 12 and Warning Area 517 on March 12 from 6am to 6pm

The military will also conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

-March 12 and 14 from 9am to 9pm

-March 13 from 1-9pm

-March 15 from 9am to 11:55pm

-March 16 from 9am to 6pm

-Training will also be conducted at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada March 13 from 8am to 6pm

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 training.

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

W-12 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use.
The location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

UOG to mark 50th Charter Day on March 13

The University of Guam will celebrate its 50th Charter Day on Tuesday, March 13. Opening ceremonies begin at 9am in the center courtyard, and activities run throughout the day until 5pm. The event is open to the public. The theme is “Green is the New Gold” which recognizes the official color of UOG. Each year, Charter Day is the largest public event at the university with nearly 5,000 people visiting the campus.  For a list of activities and downloads, visit (PR)

Junior high mock trial on April 7

The 13th Annual Junior High Mock Trial will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 8am to 12pm, at the CNMI courthouse, where middle school students of the CNMI will be arguing a fictitious case of a shoot out between agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency and a farmer. This year there will be 10 schools participating. Schools will be paired in rounds, which will be presided by a judge. The CNMI Junior High Mock Trial is a signature program of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council where students learn about the law and standard courtroom procedures in a non-competitive format. The program is free and open to the public. The CNMI Junior High Mock Trial is made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the CNMI Public School System and the CNMI Judiciary. For more information, call Council staff at 235-4785. (PR)

Philippine consular outreach

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam will be holding a mobile consular outreach on Saipan on March 13-15, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. Note that all e-passport applications require the personal appearance of the applicant. Please wear proper attire (i.e., shirt with collar). For more information and confirmation, call (670)233-6293 and ask for Mel Santos. (PR)

Free business seminar for veterans & spouses

The CNMI Military/Veteran’s Affairs Office and the Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar called “Reboot to Business” at Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan’s Azucena Room on March 26, from 9am to 4pm, presented by Dennis Kwak, director, Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific. To register, contact Velma Del Rosario at 664-2650 or visit (PR)

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