BEACH ROAD MISHAP-Police direct traffic in front of the Saipan World Resort during an accident Tuesday last week at the intersection of Beach Road and the corner going to the Marianas Business Plaza. There were no immediate details about the mishap.
ASH WEDNESDAY-Ash Wednesday last Feb. 17, 2021, saw a slight change in the traditional daubing of consecrated ash on the forehead of the Catholic faithful, in consideration of COVID-19 protocols. Instead of putting the ash on foreheads, the ash is dribbled on the top of the head.
COMMITTEE HEARING-Finance Secretary David DLG. Atalig talks about the CNMI’s expenses from the 2018 Super Typhoon Yutu’s devastation and other financial issues during a meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means last Tuesday.
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GARAPAN CLEANUP-Office of Development and Planning deputy director Chris Concepcion, third from left, poses with the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority staff and other volunteers after cleaning up the streets and parking markers in the Garapan Core as part of the long term plans and efforts of the Garapan Revitalization Task Force to make Garapan a top tourist destination.
BEAUTIFICATION DRIVE-Members of the House of Representatives minority bloc pose for a group photo along with partners at the center of the newly renovated basketball court in Lower Navy Hill.
A new basketball net is installed on one of the basketball rings during the rehabilitation of the basketball court in Lower Navy Hill. In just three days, members of the House of Representatives minority bloc and staff, with the help of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, USA Fanter Corp., Hong Ye Hardware, Saipan Mayor’s Office, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, and other volunteers, fully restored and beautified the basketball court.
Rep. John Paul Sablan (R-Saipan) said the rims of the basketball court hoops were undamaged, so that saved them a lot of time from having to repair them. Instead, they were able to focus on repainting the entire court area, including the bleachers, and fixing the fences.
CLEANUP-Saipan Awaodori Team members clean up the Paseo de Marianas for their first cleanup of the year last President’s Day on Feb. 15, collecting 780 lbs of trash.
The PDM Promoters Inc. cleanup also covered Coral Tree Avenue, American Memorial Park Road, Beach Road, and their connecting alleyways.
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