COMMUNITY BRIEFS – September 15, 2011

Posted on Sep 15 2011

Free business dev’t workshops set

The CNMI Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, is inviting the public to a series of free business development workshops.

The Guam branch of the Small Business Administration will be doing presentations on HUBZone Programs and SBA Programs.

-HUBZone Programs: Sept. 14, 2011, 9am to 11am

-SBA Programs: Sept. 15, 2011, 9am to 11am

Both workshops will be held at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce office on the first floor of the Familia Building in Garapan.

Pre-registration deadline is 12pm of Sept. 12, 2011.

For more information, contact Ralph Yumul or Linda Cabrera at 664-3018 or email Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities must be made 72 hours in advance. For arrangements, contact the CNMI SBDC at 664-3018. (PR)

Saipan Tribune columnist on Marianas Agupa

This Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, Marianas Agupa will feature Saipan Tribune columnist John Del Rosario between 10am to 10:30am. The show is from 9am to 11am on Magic 100.3 FM. The discussion will be on the newly enacted Retirement Derivative Act and Article 12.
The Chamorro radio talk show program is hosted by Glenn H. Manglona. Featured reports are as follows: world report and program review by former mayor Joseph S. Inos and a report from Rota with correspondent and commentator Thomas D. Mendiola, a special segment called Hafa Mohon with Juanita Mendiola and a report from Tinian by correspondent and radio commentator David M. Cing. Simultaneous Internet streaming via will be available. (PR)

Free health checkup today at Oleai pavilion

On Saturday, Sept. 17, members of the Commonwealth Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition will hold a bagging activity at Joeten Shopping Center where health brochures and freebies will be handed in to customers from 8am to 12pm. These activities are in line with the monthlong celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the CNMI. (PR)

SIS Fun Run this Saturday

Saipan International School is having its 11th SIS 5K Fun Run this Saturday beginning at Banzai Cliff. Registration starts at 6am. Race starts at 7am. Registration fee is $10. First 120 participants will receive a T-shirt and a raffle ticket. We have really great prizes, such a one-night stay at Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan and at  Pacific Islands Club Saipan, dinner certificates, golf entrances, spa entrances, etc. For registration or more information, contact Mili Saiki at 288-9660 or (PR)

Veterans outreach in September

Tina San Agustin, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ legal administrative specialist for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, will be on Saipan on Sept. 28-29, 2011, for a Veterans Outreach on veterans’ federal benefits. She will be also entertaining questions and assisting veterans and all concerned with their claims.

Agustin will be stationed at the Military and Veterans Affairs Office on Capitol Hill, building 1364, Saipan, from 8:30am to 4:30pm on both days.

For those who wish to make an appointment or for further information, contact Bernie B. Dela Cruz at the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at 664-2650.

Humanities Council to present lecture series with Chamorrica scholars

The general public is invited to a presentation by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz and Barbara Dewein, who will share information related to the Chamorrica project.

The lecture will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10am at the American Memorial Park Visitors Center Theatre.

Chamorrica aims to translate, re-edit, and annotate various documents on the Chamorro language that were produced between 1668 and 1950.

Members of the community will have an opportunity to ask questions about the project and to share with the visiting scholars concerns related to Chamorro language planning and revitalization.

From the Universitat Bremen in Germany, Stoltz and Dewein are also meeting with local researchers and scholars involved in efforts to study and preserve the Chamorro language.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 235-4785 or visit the Council website at (PR)

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