COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Oct. 20, 2017


Halloween Fun at American Memorial Park

This Halloween, the community is invited to stop by American Memorial Park for some Halloween fun. On Oct. 31, from 3:30pm to 6pm, the park will host trick-or-treating along with a special World War II-theme related costume contest. Prizes will be given for the top three costumes. To participate in the contest, be sure to check-in with staff or volunteers before 6pm. 

For more information or if you would like to be a part of the event and give out treats, register with Jovannalyn Mafnas by Oct. 27, 2017 at or call 234-7207 Ext. 2020. (NPS)

Renewed PH passports now being released

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam, in coordination with the Office of Honorary Consul Eli Arago, is releasing passports to those who renewed their passports last Sept. 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2017. You can pick up your new passports at Finasisu Terraces, Apartment Building D, second floor, at the top of the Mini-Mart Store, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (12pm to 1pm is break time). Please bring your old passport and receipt. For more details, call Mel Santos at 233-6293. (PR)

Water service outage on Saipan

There will be a scheduled water service interruption for the Chalan Piao, San Antonio, Chalan Kanoa, Oleai, San Jose, Koblerville and Susupe areas on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, from 8am to 5pm to repair a leaking 6-inch transmission line. Repairs will be located in the corner of Guangdong Hardware in As Lito. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (CUC)

Ukulele festival this Saturday

The 3rd Annual Marianas Ukulele Festival will take place this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Garapan Fishing Base. It is free and open to the public. Workshops are scheduled from 12pm to 2pm, and open mic sessions will also be available for spontaneous performances. For more information, contact Larry Lee at or call 285-7127, or Gordon Marciano at 285-1195. For more information, visit (PR)

Casting call for FOA Christmas show

The ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society will stage Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The auditions will be held at the Marianas High School on Wednesdays, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, starting at 6pm. Show dates will be Dec. 15, 16, and 17. For more information, contact Marilou at 256-9540 or email, subject line: Christmas Show. (PR)

Kagman Community Church offers free rides to church

Kagman Community Church is offering free rides to church for anyone in the Kagman area. Rides are offered every Sunday for the 6pm worship service. The Sunday worship service includes music, a Bible study, a separate children’s Bible study, and a snack. Rides are also offered to the free, monthly Saturday community breakfast. This is held the last Saturday of the month at 9am. KCC also has a monthly potluck on the last Sunday of the month at 5pm. Please call Zack at 789-8071 if you would like a ride. All ages are welcome. (PR)

PH consulate to hold NMI outreach

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam, in coordination with the Office of Honorary Consul Eli Arago, will conduct a mobile consular outreach in the CNMI from Nov. 13 to 17, 2017 (Monday to Friday) at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, from 9am to 6pm. Those who wish to renew their passport, submit your application at the Finasisu Terraces, Apartment Building D, second floor (top of the Mini-Mart Store), Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (12pm to 1pm, break time). For any inquiry about passport renewal. call Mel Santos at 233-6293. (PR)

FOA movie night to feature The BFG

Friends of the Arts will be hosting another Friday Night at the Movies this Oct. 20, starting at 7:30 pm, at the Navy Hill baseball field, featuring the movie The BFG. Bring your own chairs, relax and enjoy a night. You can bring food and we’ll also sell snacks. Entrance fee is $3 for children under 11 and $5 for adults and children aged 11 or older. FOA will reschedule for Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 7:30pm, if it rains on Friday. (PR)

Limited tickets for ‘Ultimate Drag Queen’ on Nov. 4

In celebration of their 25th year anniversary in the CNMI, the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club will a host a fundraiser called “The Ultimate Drag Queen 2017” on Nov. 4, at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort. VIP tickets cost $25 and general admission is $15. RProceed from the event will be used for the club’s community projects. For more details, call club president Annamae Adaza at 285-4388, vice president Lourdes Ortiz at 785-2306, VP Leony Mendoza at 287-7563, secretary Mario Mayuga at 285-1021, or Ernie Molina at 789-8212. (PR)

Riddle of the Exporter training

The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a “Riddle of the Exporter” training on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from at 8am to 5pm, at the Pacific Islands Club, Napu Room. It will be presented by Elyse Eriksson, MBA, CGPA. This seminar is supported by the CNMI Department of Commerce and Commonwealth Development Authority. To register, contact the SBDC office at (670) 664-3018 or go to To make a payment, contact Christy Kintol at CDA at 234-6245 Ext. 310. (PR)

Free entrepreneurship training

As part of its Entrepreneur Training Program, the Latte Training Academy is inviting aspiring entrepreneurs to attend their first free training on “Making Your Dream Into a Success,” on Oct. 25 at the Latte Training Academy Lab (third floor, Marianas Business Plaza). This training is being held as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant program. Under this program, the Latte Training Academy, Inc. is providing specialized training and technical services to help new entrepreneurs navigate the CNMI’s unique business landscape, as well as tailor their businesses to the specific conditions of the economy. To register or for more information, visit (PR)

CNMI-OSHA outreach training on Saipan

The CNMI-OSHA Consultation Program will be conducting a free outreach training on Saipan on Oct. 24 (Tuesday) and Oct. 26, 2017 (Thursday), starting at 9am on both days, at the CNMI-OSHA Consultation Office training room.

Private sector employers interested in learning about OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements are invited to participate. Seats are limited, so call Elaine Pangelinan at 664-3156 or email to to reserve your seats.

Outreach training for Rota and Tinian will be announced at a later date.

This program is voluntary, is not required by OSHA, and does not meet the training requirements of OSHA standards. (PR)

OVR to host Employer Forum

The State Rehabilitation Council and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, in partnership with San Diego State University Research Foundation’s Interwork Institute, will be conducting their triennial “Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment Project” with employers on Oct. 24 and 25, 2017 (select a date for participation only) from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe.

OVR highly encourages all employers to take advantage of the “Employer’s Forum” as it will be both informative and beneficial for their organization. Employers comprise a new category and dialogue with employers will center on their business needs and the opportunities for inclusion and innovation.

If you have any questions, email Joseph B. Roberto at or contact OVR at 322-6537 or 322-6538. (PR)

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