News Briefs – July 24, 2019

Posted on Jul 24 2019

‘Help keep bus shelters clean’

Rotary Club of Saipan president and McDonald’s Saipan co-owner Marcia Ayuyu is raising concerns about the amount of litter in bus shelters.

She told Saipan Tribune last Saturday that there was a noticeable amount of trash at the designated Rotary Club and McDonald’s Saipan bus shelters during their scheduled cleanup.

Ayuyu, who co-owns McDonald’s Saipan and Guam and whose company sponsors some of the bus stop shelters, noted that one of such bus shelters on Saipan was found with a lot of trash, most of them empty beer cans.

She pointed out that bus shelters are meant for children and are not there for adults to drink and leave their mess behind.

The Rotary Club was supposed to paint a bus shelter on Middle Road last Saturday but it got rained out. A combination of Rotary Club and the Marianas High School Interact Club, the high school iteration of the Rotary Club, were present as they prepared the bus shelter for the next time the club will clean the area. (Marc A. Venus)

Open enrollment at Isla Montessori School

Fall enrollment is now open at the Isla Montessori School in Dandan and they are ready to welcome new students and their families into their growing community.

A community open house is scheduled for Monday Aug. 5, from 4pm to 6pm, during which members of the public can tour the campus and classrooms. Families can schedule a private tour by calling 288-4752 or emailing

“The 2019-2020 school year at Isla Montessori School is coming together beautifully, and we want to invite you and your children to become a part of our exciting, thought-provoking and growing programs,” said school co-heads and guides, Susan and Diana. “We are very excited to open our doors to curious new students and their families as we prepare to kick off the…school year.”

Isla Montessori Isla Montessori is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that serves children from ages 2.5-9 years of age. (PR)

NMC Info Session this Thursday

Individuals who are interested in furthering their education are encouraged to attend Northern Marianas College’s free Information Session this Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event will cover information on the admissions application process, financial aid, class registration, and academic programs and services.

The info session will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Olympio T. Borja Library at the college’s As Terlaje campus. The library is located in Building O of NMC’s campus.

Attendees of the information session will qualify to have their application fee and their placement test fees waived for NMC’s upcoming fall 2019 semester—a savings of about $75.

The first day of classes will be on Aug. 26, 2019, but interested applicants are encouraged to apply early to register for courses and for financial aid.

For more information about registering for classes for the upcoming fall 2019 semester or to apply for admission, contact the NMC Office of Admissions and Records at 237-6768/6769/6771 or visit (PR)

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