Community Briefs – October 16, 2018

NMPASI closed on Oct. 17
The Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. will be closed on Oct. 17, 2018, from 8am to 5pm, for professional development. Normal business hours will resume on Oct. 18, 2018. (PR)

MyPros hosts candidates’ forum
The Marianas Young Professionals, in cooperation with the Northern Marianas College and Public School System, will host a series of political candidate forums in Saipan public schools. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

The first candidate forum will feature Board of Education candidates and will take place today, Oct. 16, at Kagman Elementary School, starting at 5:30pm.

The second candidate forum will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Kagman Elementary School and will feature lieutenant governor candidates. Doors open at 5:30pm.

This year, questions will be provided by members of Million Dollar Scholars high school clubs, as well as from higher education students both on and off island. MyPros will invite young professional membership, working in government and private businesses around island, to submit questions as well.

“We will broadcast the forums on social media to reach a larger viewing audience but we are hosting these forums at public schools so that more people can attend in person. Our goal is to inform our membership, and the public, by providing an equitable platform to discuss important ideas,” said MyPros executive director Gerard van Gils.

Founded in 2015, MYPros is an independent non-profit organization that aims to create pathways for students and young professionals to realize their potential as community leaders of the CNMI. (PR)

Library closed on Saturday, Oct. 27
The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 27, in lieu of the 4th Annual Friends of the Library Golf Tournament. If interested in participating in the tournament or for more information, call the library at 235-READ. (PR)

CHamoru commission meeting reset
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) has postponed its monthly meeting to Oct. 18, Thursday, from 12:30pm to 3pm, at the former Guam Museum building or the Garden House in Hagåtña. 

Work sessions will also be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 12:30pm to 3pm at the same venue. (PR)

Military training at FDM, W-517
ASAN, Guam
—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:
• Oct. 16-18, from 11am to 10pm
• Oct. 19, from 10am. to 10pm

It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

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