Community Briefs – March 20, 2018


Guma Hustisia closed yesterday

The Guma Hustisia in Susupe, Saipan was closed yesterday, March 19, 2018, due to continuing efforts to repair the air-conditioning system. The Office of Adult Probation Satellite Office behind the Guma’ Hustisia will maintain regular business hours. The Centron Hustisia on Tinian and the Kotten Tinian on Tinian will maintain regular business hours. For additional information, contact Deanna M. Manglona-Gogo at 236-9715 or email or Novelyn Wania-Tenorio at 236-9765 or email at (PR)

Military training in Guam, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military is conducting training at Naval Base Guam and the island of Farallon de Medinilla beginning yesterday, March 19, until March 29, from noon to 11pm.

Residents in the area can expect to hear an increase in Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 traffic as part of this training. These 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.

The general location of the training on the islands of Guam and Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of each island. (PR)

JKPL hours of operation

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on Saturday, March 24, for Commonwealth Covenant Day and on Friday, March 30, for Good Friday. For more information, visit the and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page. (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)

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 shootout 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)

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