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(SINMI) — The monthly meeting of the Soroptimist of the Northern Mariana Islands is Thursday, May 13, at 12 noon.  The luncheon meeting will be held at the new Island Cafe on Middle Road in its private back room.  You can park around the back side of the restaurant.

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These young children surprised their classroom teachers with gifts as tokens of the students’ appreciation during the National Teachers Week celebration.

The Public School System is observing May as Mental Health Awareness Month. On Monday, May 3, 2021, on Rota,  a proclamation was  signed by Board of Education Chairman Andrew L. Orsini and Vice Chairman Herman Atalaig, who is the island’s elected BOE member. The signing ceremony was witnesse…

Da’ok Academy, led by its administrator Christine Tudela, fifth left, honored its educators on Monday as it joined the rest of the school district in celebrating “Teachers Appreciation Week.” From left, Anna Ludwick, Maverick Itibus, Gordon Salas,  Hermana Ling, Christine Tudela, Joan Reyes,…

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(Press Release) — The Ohala Foundation will be conducting a roadside collection on May 7 and 8 at the San Jose/AK intersection  in order to raise money to create food boxes for those in need on Rota. The foundation will also be accepting gently used clothing, canned and packaged foods and dr…

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(Commonwealth  Utilities  Corp.) —   There will be an emergency water service interruption on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for customers in  Koblerville on Chalan Monsignor Martinez Road from the ABCD Market to Best Market, Eskabeche Avenue, Gollai Appan Court, Ilotes …

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(Commonwealth   Utilities   Corp.) — There will be an emergency  water service   interruption on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 8:30 a.m.  to 4  p.m.  for customers  in San Roque, Achugao  and Tanapag.

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(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's recreational western beaches and storm drainages every week as part of a regularly scheduled sampling program. None of the samples collected from Saipan’s west beaches contained excessive …

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INSTEAD of hosting a single night of festivities to celebrate their 15-year class reunion, members of the Kagman High School Class of 2006 are marking this year with a wide array of community service projects and class fundraisers.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Office of the CNMI Congressional Delegate) — U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan invites middle and high school students in the Northern Mariana Islands to submit essays for his first-ever Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Essay Contest. A panel of local…

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(Press Release) — As part of Environmental Awareness Month, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality sponsored the “Recycling in the Marianas” competition, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works. The competition was open to all public and private schools on Saipan, with …

(BECQ) —  The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality beach cleanup team will be at it again, picking up trash at Makaka Beach from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

(Press Release) — The Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance program is now accepting applications for Fall 2021. The deadline is on July 1, 2021. You may pick up an application at the SHEFA office or you may get one from its website at www.saipanshefa.net

On Friday, the second and final day of the 2021 Public School System Youth Summit took place at Fiesta Resort & Spa. This time, close to 100 student leaders belonging to the different Youth Advisory Panels of all of high schools on Saipan, Tinian and Rota discussed several education and …

(JKPL) — Effective Saturday, May 1, 2021, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s main lobby will be closed for two  months as we undergo repairs and replacement of damages caused by Super Typhoon Yutu. While the main lobby undergoes construction,  JKPL has designated the Children of Our Homeland C…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7, 2021) to all teachers! From the Hopwood Middle School Hilitais.

About 120 Youth Advisory Panel leaders representing  Saipan, Tinian and Rota middle schools gathered Thursday at Fiesta Resort & Spa for the first Youth Summit of the Public School System. The event was led by the Personal Responsibility Education Program with the support of various othe…

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(Commonwealth Utilities Corp.) —  There will be scheduled power service interruptions on May 4 and 5, 2021, for customers in Papago.  The purpose of the scheduled power interruptions is for CUC to temporarily shut-off power in order for its linemen to safely replace existing rotted power pol…

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(Commonwealth Utilities Corp.) — There will be an emergency water service interruption on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Airport Road, Chalan Monsignor Martinez Road, from the Saipan International School intersection to the ABCD Market in Koblerville and Tottotville.  

(Commonwealth Utilities Corp.) — There will be a scheduled power service interruption on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. for customers in Kagman and Papago. The purpose of the scheduled power interruption is for CUC to temporarily shut-off power in order for its linemen to saf…

(CPA) — The Commonwealth  Ports Authority advises the general public that its 2021 full-scale airport  disaster drill is scheduled  for Friday, April 30, 2021, from  10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Francisco  C. Ada/Saipan  International  Airport.  

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(Commonwealth Utilities Corp.) — There will be a temporary road closure on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the eastbound lane across from the Kagman Mobil gas station.

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(Press Release) — The CNMI Procurement Technical Assistance Center, in partnership with FEMA Region IX Office of Chief Procurement Officer, is hosting a FEMA Industry Day Webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10 a.m.

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(PSS) — The Public School System and the Board of Education honored the school district’s administrative personnel on Friday in an activity that gathered all of PSS’s frontline office personnel in one celebration.

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(Commonwealth  Utilities   Corp.) — There will be a scheduled  power service  interruption on Wednesday,  April 28, 2021,  between the hours of 8:30 a.m.  and 12:30  p.m. in Kannat Tabla: Manila  Ln.,  Makao Wy.,  Sakkat Ln., Inasahan Pl., Nunok  Ln.,  Tinekcha  Ln.,  and Long Ln.

(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority office in San Jose, Saipan, will be open during limited morning hours from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 26- 30, 2021, for office inventory and assessment.   For more information, contact MVA at 664-3200/1 or info@mymarianas.com

Commissioner of Education Dr. Alfred B. Ada, Board of Education Chairman Andrew L. Orsini, Senate President Jude U. Hofschneider, Associate Commissioner for Administration Eric Magofna, Chamorro Carolinian and Heritage Studies Program Director Jonas Barcinas, Senior Director for Instructiona…

Administrative Professionals Day is on April 21, 2021, during Administrative Professionals Week, from April 18-24, 2021. Every year, this day of recognition falls on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. The purpose of this celebration is to shed light on administrative professionals…

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(Commonwealth   Utilities Corp.) —  There will be a scheduled power service  interruption on Tuesday, April  27,  from  9 a.m.  to 2  p.m.  in Koblerville.  The purpose of the scheduled power service  interruption  is to de-energize  utility lines to allow  CUC's  linemen  to safely  replace…

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kodie Fejeran-Castro has been awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service. “We are proud of our one and only son,” said Joyce and Carl Castro of Kagman 3.  Airman Castro graduated from Saipan Southern High School in 2012. He then joined the U.…

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(NMC) — Ella Mae Dela Cruz, a Northern Marianas College nursing graduate, has joined the list of students who have passed the challenging National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses or NCLEX-RN.

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Sixteen PDM Promoters Inc. volunteers, Kinpachi Restaurant staff and Saipan Awaodori members conducted their two-hour monthly cleanup in the Garapan tourist district area by picking up trash (including used masks), removing debris from vacant lots, and trimming overgrown vegetation. Voluntee…