COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Oct. 25, 2017


Scheduled power outage today

There will be a scheduled power interruption today, Oct. 25, 2017, from 5am to 10am. Areas to be affected include the Puerto Rico Industrial Dr., Petroleum Ln., Commercial Port Av., Harbor Ln. (Smiling Cove Marina, U.S. Army Reserve, Seaport, Shell Marianas, Mobil Oil Marianas, and Saipan Stevedore), and Lower Base Sea Plane Ramp PI. (CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife and Saipan Submarine). The S-3 wastewater lift station will be affected. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (CUC)

CNMI Next Top Chef competition

The CNMI Next Top Chef 2017 invites interested chefs to register for the competition on Nov. 9, 2017, at 6pm at Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan. Tickets are now on sale for $50/person including the live cooking competition, full buffet dinner, and raffle. For a chef entry form or tickets, contact Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation at 235-2340 or Jointly organized with the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands, the event will benefit the Empty Vessel Ministry. (PR)

Free presentation, workshops on oral history

Rlene Santos Steffy, an ethnographer and oral history practitioner, will be holding a two-day oral history workshop at Kagman High School today, Oct. 25, and tomorrow, Oct. 26, beginning at 8:45am. Both events are free and open to the public. (PR)

Military training at Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:

– Oct. 25, from 8:30am to 8pm

– Oct. 27, from 10:30am to 10pm

It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank are open for public use. (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 today, 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)

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 today, Oct. 25, 2017, from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. If you have any questions, email Joseph B. Roberto at or contact OVR at 322-6537 or 322-6538. (PR)

Free ‘Personal Finance 101’ seminar

The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar on Saipan, “Personal Finance 101,” at the Commonwealth Development Authority boardroom this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 8:30am to 10am. It will be presented by Marvin Deleon Guerrero, BankPacific’s assistant vice president and Saipan branch manager. To register, contact the Small Business Development Center at 664-3018 or register online at (PR)

Free entrepreneurship training

The Latte Training Academy is inviting aspiring entrepreneurs to attend their first free training on “Making Your Dream Into a Success,” today, 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. 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 Thursday, Oct. 26, starting at 9am, 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)

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