News Briefs – March 5, 2018


Sewer odor in Sadog Tasi, Puerto Rico, Lower Base, Garapan

There will be a sewage odor in the Sadog Tasi, Puerto Rico, Lower Base, and Garapan areas starting last Thursday, March 1, until Friday, March 30, 2018.

The Sadog Tasi Treatment Plant personnel will be removing accumulated sludge from the treatment plant site and hauling it to the landfill starting March 1, 2018, and continuing intermittently until March 30, 2018. Strong odor is expected as the pile is disturbed for transport and may persist until sludge removal is completed.

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. will work diligently to minimize any inconvenience to its customers. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates. (PR)

Torres signs House Local Bill 20-22 into law

On Friday, March 2, 2018, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signed into law House Local Bill 20-22, which names the unnamed coral surfaced roads that turn off from Isa Drive in the As-Mahetog and Capitol Hil areas, just north of the Vestcor Village. Authored by Rep. Donald C. Barcinas, this bill becomes Saipan Local Law 20-20. (PR)

Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Thursday

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association support meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2018, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. Guest speaker will be Helen C. Sablan, director, Medicaid Program, CHCC. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at (PR)
Military training at Warning Area 517, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:

• Midnight of March 5 to 7pm March 6 

• March 8, from 7am to 7pm 

• March 9, from 7am to 6pm 

• March 10, from 6am to 6pm 

• March 11, from 6am to 4pm 

• The military will also conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times: 

• March 5, from 9am to 5pm 

• March 6, from 7am to 7:30pm 

• March 7-8, from 11am to 7:30pm 

• March 9, from 10am to noon 

• It is recommended the general public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

• W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use.

• 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)

Pizza fundraiser by Kagman PTSA

Kagman Schools PTSA are fundraising for the end of the school year celebration of Family Fun Day in June. Please support the fundraising effort by buying pizza at Pizza Hut in Gualo Rai on Monday, March 5, from 11am to 10pm.  Orders must be from the regular menu.  Be sure to tell your cashier when you order this is for pizza night!  If you’re a parent, you’re a child probably got a flyer from school! Bring the flyer when you pick up or dine in.  If you need a flier print from this address:

Free USCIS workshop at Saipan library on March 8

Officers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present a free event on March 8 at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, starting at 5pm. They’ll present a one-hour workshop covering immigration and the naturalization process. The public is invited to attend. This session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the many services available. For more information, contact Sharon Rummery at (415)248-8873. (PR)

Emergency water outage in As Perdido, Koblerville, As Lito

There was an emergency water service interruption in As Perdido, portions of Koblerville, and residents along As Lito Drive to Guangdong Hardware last week and repairs were expected to be completed by Friday evening.

CUC has recently made system improvements in these areas which resulted in an increase in water pressure. The cause of the interruption is due to leaks from deteriorating service connections. Customers should expect restoration of services soon after.

The southbound lane along Chalan Monsignor Martinez Road near Hollywood Video will be closed. The general public is advised to take alternative routes or to exercise caution when driving through this area.

For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates. (PR)

Free business seminar for veterans & spouses

The CNMI Military/Veteran’s Affairs Office and the Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar called “Reboot to Business” at Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan’s Azucena Room on March 26, from 9am to 4pm, presented by Dennis Kwak, director, Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific. To register, contact Velma Del Rosario at 664-2650 or visit (PR)

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