Community Briefs – May 17, 2018

Kagman schools’ PTSA meeting today

This is to inform all parents, guardians, and the community that the Kagman cluster of schools will be having a Parents Teachers Students Association meeting today, May 17, 2018, starting at 5:30pm in the ChaCha Oceanview Middle School cafeteria. Call the school at 237-3921, 664-4100, or 664-3911 for more information. (PR)

CNMI meeting of non-government groups

The Marianas Alliance for Non-Governmental Organizations is calling on all non-government organization leaders to come to a meeting with the Pacific Islands Association for Non-Governmental Organizations on May 18, 2018, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, at the WestCare Pacific CNMI office, Springs Plaza, Gualo Rai, Saipan. PIANGO gives a voice in policy formulation and contributes to the development and strengthening the capacity of the civil society sector in the Pacific for more than 27 years. The PIANGO network represents National Liaison Units that serve as national CSO platforms in 27 member countries and territories. By focusing on the theme “Rethinking Development and Reshaping the Pacific We Want By 2030,” PIANGO is currently working on the following priority areas: strengthening CSO platforms in the Pacific, development effectiveness, evidence-based policy advocacy and Pacific development leadership and decolonization and self determination. To learn more about PIANGO and its members, visit or contact Frances Sablan at 287-9274 or, or Akmal Ali at 286-3391 or (PR)

NMC graduation will stream live

Family and friends who are off-island or who are not able to attend the Northern Marianas College’s 38th Commencement Exercise on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Marianas High School Gymnasium in person can watch the event live online on NMC’s Facebook page.  The ceremony will be streamed live at The live stream will begin at approximately 4pm (Chamorro Standard Time) on Saturday, May 19, and will end at about 6:30pm. (PR)

OVR closed half-day today

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation office will be closed today, May 17, 2018, from 7:30am to 12:30pm. There will be a disruption in power services as CUC will be replacing power poles in the vicinity during these times. The office will be open at its regular afternoon hours from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. If there is an urgent matter, call 287-6538. (PR)

Memorial Day proclamation signing

The Office of the Governor’s CNMI Military Veterans Affairs Office would like to invite all military members, families, and the public to a proclamation signing on May 21, 2018, at 9am, at the Office of the Governor conference room for the celebration of Memorial Week on May 21-28 and Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018, 9am, at the Veterans Cemetery in Marpi. (PR)

Nominees sought for MINA’s Green Awards

The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance is seeking nominations for this year’s Green Award for presentation at the annual Green Gala event slated for Sept. 14, 2018. The deadline for submission of nominees is June 1, 2018. Awards are given in the following categories, and nominations will be accepted from Saipan, Tinian, and Rota: Environmental Champion Award, Environmental Heroes Award, Green Business of the Year. Submit nominations to For additional information, call 233-7333. (PR)

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