News Briefs – May 8, 2019

Taste of the Marianas every Saturday
The 21st Annual Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer Garden will be held every Saturday in May at American Memorial Park beginning at 6pm.

Registration is open for the first 10 participants in this Saturday’s BBQ Whole Chicken Cook-off, with hundreds of dollars in prizes for the Top 3 winners.

This Saturday’s entertainment includes Studio M Show, Saipan International School, Da Kine Band, Tieul Belau, Guam Poksai Chamorro/RCC of Marianas High, and Teivi Maori.

Cook-off registration forms and rules are available on the Marianas Calendar at www.mymarianas.com. (PR)

Guam tax refunds now out
HAGATNA, Guam—The Department of Revenue & Taxation and the Department of Administration are releasing over 3,600 income tax refund checks totaling approximately $16 million this week. This will cover all “A” status returns through Jan. 28, 2019.
For inquiries, contact the Income Tax Branch, Department of Revenue & Taxation at (671) 635-1840 or Edward Birn, Department of Administration, at (671) 475-1250. (PR)

Emergency water outage yesterday
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. implemented an emergency water service interruption yesterday for the areas of Airport Road Dandan, Lower Dandan, Chalan Monsignor Martinez Road, As Lito, portions of As Perdido, Saint Jude Church and portions of Adobu Drive in Koblerville, and Tottotville.

Customers in the affected areas should have had their water services restored at 4:30pm yesterday.

The water outage was intended to allow CUC’s water operations personnel to perform repairs on a damaged 6-inch transmission water line on Airport Road in Dandan. The Airport Road was closed for the repairs.

As a result of the repair, a more reliable water system will be provided to the community. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (PR)

Military training in Open Ocean
ASAN, Guam
—The U.S. Navy will conduct an open-ocean exercise on May 9, from 2pm to 10pm at the coordinates 13° 26”N/145° 08”E and 13° 42”N/144° 36”E.

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 date and times indicated.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. (PR)

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