Posted on May 18 2021


Upcoming checkpoints for May 22, June 5

The CNMI Department of Public Safety will be conducting a total of four separate Occupant Protection and Child Restraint checkpoints on May 22, 2021, and June 5, 2021.

-On May 22, 2021, the first checkpoint will be along Beach Road, Garapan to Beach Road, Chalan Kanoa from 7am to 9am The second checkpoint will be along Chaim Pale Arnold, Chalon Lau Lau to Chalan Pale Arnold Road, Puerto Rico from 11am to 1pm.

-On June 5, 2021, the first checkpoint will be along Beach Road, Susupe to Tun Thomas P. Sablan Road from 6pm to 8pm. The second checkpoint will be along Chalon Pale Arnold Road, Puerto Rico to Chalan Pale Arnold Road, Gualo Rai, from 9pm to 11pm.

The purpose of these scheduled checkpoints is to promote public safety while increasing the awareness of the dangers of not utilizing a vehicle’s occupant protection system as well as child restraints systems while driving on the island’s roadways. Locations of these checkpoints were pre-determined based on the number of auto accidents, occupant protection, and child restraint system violations in these areas. (PR)

US Passport Office rep on Tinian

A representative from the CNMI U.S. Passport Office will be on Tinian on Friday, May 21, 2021. They will be departing Saipan at 8am and will begin accepting applications and inquiries at the Finance Office as soon as they arrive on Tinian until 4pm. (PR)

CHamoru commission meeting set

The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’nå’guen i Historia yan i Lina’la’ i Taotao Tåno’ (Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of the History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam) will hold its first May monthly virtual meeting on May 20, 2021, Thursday, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm via Zoom. Call Kumisión secretary Roland Blas for more information, special accommodations and agenda at 480-4047 ( (PR)

Guam PTAC sets webinars

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering free live webinars this month. Webinars run from 10am to 11:30am and will be conducted via Zoom. Links to the live webinar and the webinar evaluation will be emailed to all registered attendees 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.

May 20 – PIEE/WAWF – Department of Defense vendors use the Wide-Area Workflow module in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment system to create, submit, and track their invoices. We will show you how to setup an account and submit an invoice so you get paid on time.

May 27 – Cybersecurity – The Department of Defense is requiring cybersecurity certification for vendors. We will discuss the best way to comply with DOD’s requirement. The upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and the DFARS Interim Rule will be discussed.

Register on our website, (PR)

Guam tax refunds out this week

HAGATNA, Guam—The Department of Revenue & Taxation in Guam has processed and the Department of Administration will mail checks for or pay by direct deposit 2,968 tax year 2020 and prior income tax refunds this week.

Total income tax refunds paid is approximately $8,778,572, including refunds garnished to repay government debts. These represent payment of 2,968 error-free returns filed on or before Feb. 23, 2021.

To check the status of your income tax refund log into your individual account at and use the ‘Lookup Status of 1040 Refund’ tool.

DRT can be reached at 635-1840/1841 or 635-7651. Due to high call volumes, DRT recommends that customers use the “Lookup Status” tool or contact us via the “Contact U” section of our website or to e-mail us at (PR)

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