COMMUNITY BRIEFS – March 23, 2017


Damaged IT&E cable in Chalan Kiya repaired

IT&E has completed repairs on cable damage in Chalan Kiya, which affected landline and DSL services of surrounding areas earlier this afternoon. Contractor Hong Ye caused cable damage by cutting through 150 pairs of cable. IT&E has isolated the issue and has fully restored service to our customers. The public and contractors are reminded that they are required to contact IT&E seven days before any digging activity so that IT&E cables can be properly marked. (PR)

Navy held Industry Day at UOG

MANGILAO, Guam—The U.S. Navy sponsored an Industry Day for ship repair and training with local businesses on March 21 at the University of Guam.

Representatives from Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii visited to discuss capabilities, capacities and resources in support of welding, sheet metal, electronic, electrical and pipefitting repair.

Capt. Nonito Blas, who works in Material Readiness at SUBPAC, led discussions with island contractors at the Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration.

“The goal of Industry Day was to understand each other’s capabilities and resources across the public and private sector,” Blas said. “We wanted to provide resources to these companies on Guam to help the ship repair contracting process.”
About 30 members from Guam’s private industry ship-repair partners attended. (PR)

Navy training in Barrigada

ASAN, Guam—Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct a training exercise at the former Admiral Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada today, March 23, from 9pm to 11pm.

The training involves various scenarios designed to enhance tactical readiness and will incorporate blank ammunition fired from military helicopters. The training event will be held over the immediate golf course area.

Residents are advised to not be alarmed if they see or hear an increase in military presence in the vicinity of Nimitz golf course. (PR)

Call for historical papers

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council, University of Guam, Northern Marianas College, and Guampedia are calling for papers for the 3rd Marianas History Conference. The conference will be held on Saipan on Sept. 1-3, 2017, at a venue to be announced later.

A full range of topics associated with the Marianas Archipelago’s history will be addressed at the conference. Paper abstracts with a maximum of 150 words and the presenter’s biography may be submitted online via the following link:

The deadline for abstracts is April 28, 2017. Conference presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to present. For more information about the conference, contact council staff at 235-4785 or visit the council’s website at: (PR)

Scheduled power outages today

There will be a scheduled power interruption today, March 23, 2017, from 9am to 1:30pm to allow the CUC line crew to safely replace four wooden power poles with concrete poles along Naftan Road in Dandan. Areas to be affected: Naftan Road, Dandan (Hawaiian Rock Quarry and Guerrero residence). (CUC)

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