News Briefs – May 20, 2019


DFS Saipan’s Rabold promoted to VP
Milan Rabold, the general manager of DFS Saipan Ltd., has been promoted to vice president store operations, MidPacific (Saipan and Guam). Rabold will continue to be based on Saipan.

Rabold started his career with DFS in 2012 as an assistant general manager in training after working on a project with them as part of his MBA in luxury brand management at ESSEC Business School.

Rabold was appointed assistant general manager sales at Hong Kong International Airport in 2013.

The following year he relocated to Saipan as assistant general manager sales at T Galleria Saipan. In 2015, he was promoted to general manager DFS Saipan.

Under Rabold’s leadership, the Saipan business has maintained steady growth and performance, despite the devastating effects of Typhoon Soudelor in 2015 and Supe TyphoonYutu in 2018, for which Rabold was instrumental in coordinating global relief efforts. Rabold also led the full renovation of the Saipan Galleria.

He is married to Jian Joyner Rabold. (PR)

Police checkpoints this week
The CNMI Department of Public Safety will be conducting four checkpoints this week.

On Wednesday, May 22, the first checkpoint will be from Chalan Pale Arnold, Garapan to Chalan Pale Arnold, Chalan Lau Lau from 8am to 11am.

The second checkpoint will be from Beach Road, Garapan to Beach Road, San Jose from 3pm to 6pm.

On Friday, May 24, the first checkpoint will be from Beach Road, Garapan to Beach Road, Susupe from 9am to 12pm.

The second checkpoint will be from Chalan Monsignor Guerrero, San Jose to Isa Drive, San Vicente from 3pm to 6pm.

Locations of the checkpoints were pre-determined based on the number of auto accidents in these areas. (Kimberly Bautista)

Lee Ann Jastillana named to Emerson College dean’s list
BOSTON—Lee Ann Jastillana, a resident of Saipan, has been named to the Emerson College dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Jastillana is majoring in journalism. The requirement to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. For more information, visit (PR)

Anti-abortion walk/roll on May 24
Grace Christian Ministries Navy Hill is inviting the public to join them for a candlelight prayer walk/roll on Friday, May 24, at 6pm, at the Garapan Fishing Base across Kristo Rai Parish church. Its purpose is to pray over the many needs of the island related to the issue of abortion. After the prayer there will be a walk/roll to Quartermaster Road then back to Garapan Fishing Base. (PR)

Public invited to Islandwide Cleanup
The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality would like to invite the public to participate in the two-day Islandwide Cleanup on Friday, May 31, from 3pm to 4:30pm and on Saturday, June 1, from 8am to 10am. The event is part of the celebration of Environmental Awareness Week, which will be celebrated on May 28-31, 2019.

If you are interested in participating in the islandwide cleanup, fill up the registration form and submit before 4:30pm on May 21, 2019. Fax the form to BECQ at 664-8540, or email it to the event coordinators:

Glenn Arriola
Loy Atalig
Emma Iriarte (PR)

Military training at Dandan, Farallon de Medinilla, open ocean
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan on May 20, from 11am to 11:55pm.

The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during training.

This type of training is designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training.

The U.S. Air Force will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla on May 20, from 8am to 8pm.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 3-nautical mile radius of the island.

The U.S. Navy will conduct open-ocean exercises on May 20, from 7pm to 11pm at coordinates 13° 26”N/145° 08”E and 13° 42”N/144° 36.

It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. It is also recommended the public, commercial pilots, fishermen and marine tour operators stay clear from the area during the dates and times indicated.

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