Marianas Variety

Last updateThu, 27 Jul 2017 12am







    Tuesday, July 25, 2017-8:04:40A.M.






USCIS to resume H-1B premium processing for certain cap-exempt petitions

WASHINGTON (USCIS) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.

SBL 25U, Masters to open late this month or early August

(Press Release) — The Saipan Baseball League would like to inform all baseball enthusiasts that the 25-and-under Baseball League and the Masters Baseball League are slated to kick off sometime at the latter part of this month or early August.

Green flag on Tinian; red flag at 8 Saipan sites

(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s recreational beaches and storm water drainages this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentration of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed CNMI marine water quality standards. Therefore, BECQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a green flag.

Military to conduct training at FDM, Barrigada

ASAN, Guam (Press Release) — The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

Military to conduct training at Farallon de Medinilla

ASAN, Guam (Press Release) — The military will conduct training exercises at the island of Farallon de Medinilla on July 29 from noon to 10 p.m.

Sewer-line replacement on Coral Tree Avenue in Garapan

(CUC) — The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. would like to inform the general public that there is currently a sewer-line-replacement project in Garapan.

Dolphin Club Saipan to hold free adult swim classes

(Press Release) — Dolphin Club Saipan the water safety program of 500 Sails is holding a free adult swim classes at the Guma Sakman in Susupe.

VA benefits outreach on Saipan

(Press Release) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Benefits Administration will be visiting Saipan on Aug. 31, 2017. They will be conducting benefits workshop/claims clinic and outreach at the Gov. Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe.

Lawyer to address human resource group meeting

(Press Release) — The Society for Human Resource Management-NMI chapter is pleased to have attorney Dana A. Gutierrez, the SHRM Guam chapter’s vice president of legislative affairs, speak at the June 29 local SHRM membership meeting regarding highlights from the 2017 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference she attended recently in Washington, D.C.  

Transit office to hold public hearing on new facility

(Office of the Governor) — The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority or COTA will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tanapag Youth Center for the proposed administrative building and maintenance facility in Lower Base, Saipan.