Community Briefs – October 17, 2019

Posted on Oct 17 2019


Thursday traffic arraignments set for 9am
This is to inform the public that the Superior Court will be hearing all traffic arraignments set for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at 9am at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi- Purpose Building in Susupe.
For additional information or assistance, contact the Office of the Clerk of Court at the CNMI Superior Court at (670) 235-4258 or 234-4253 or email Patrick V. Diaz, Clerk of Court, at (PR)

Zoning office closed on Oct. 24
This is to inform the public that the Saipan Zoning Office will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, from 7:30am to 4:30pm to conduct a professional development and training workshop for its staff. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at 7:30am. (PR)

JKPL and Bookmobile resumes operations
The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Bookmobile Outreach Services will resume normal operations today, Oct. 16, 2019. For the latest news and events, visit the JKPL website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page @joetenkiyupubliclibrary, Pinterest @joetenkiyu, Snapchat @ joetenkiyu. The public library’s normal hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday to Friday, 10am–6pm, and Saturday, 9am–4pm, and closed austerity Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. (PR)

Saipan to host terrestrial conservation conference
The 3rd Annual Marianas Terrestrial Conservation Conference & Workshop will be held on Nov. 18-20, at the Hibiscus Hall of Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan in Garapan. Registration is free and open to the public, and will include presentations on terrestrial conservation, field trips and activities such as pre-conference proa rides and Mariana swiftlet field trip, and a lizard identification trip at American Memorial Park. To register, visit It also includes a birding trip, tree planting for Yutu recovery, Jeffrey’s Beach tour, and native limestone forest hike. For more information about the conference, or for donations (financial or in-kind) to help with organizational costs as well as to raise funds to enable students to travel to the conference to present their research, email Jill Liske-Clark at (PR)

SHRM meeting on Oct. 23
The Society for Human Resource Management NMI Chapter is inviting its members, associated HR and management staff, and interested members of the public to attend its next general membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Pacific Islands Club Saipan’s Charley’s Cabaret beginning at 11am.

The meeting will feature PSS Cooperative Education program coordinator Brandon Nicholas and Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence executive director Maisie Tenorio. This meeting is open to the public. 

The presentation includes a lunch buffet at the cost of $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-members. Reserve your seat by contacting Penny Jones by email at or Denise Montenegro at or by telephone at 323-5867/68. 

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The NMI Chapter is affiliated with the national organization. For more information about the NMI Chapter, visit their website at (PR)

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