(from left with check) Marco Peter, chairman of the Mini Games Organizing Committee; Vicente Babauta, CEO of the committee; Pauline Johnson, general manager; and Brent Deleon Guerrero, CNMI brand manager, all with Docomo Pacific Inc. in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Docomo Pacific Inc. donated goods valued at $60,445 to the Northern Mariana Islands Pacific Mini Games, including loaded SIM kits for athletes, prepaid phone card vending machines and device charging stations. Docomo was recognized as a gold sponsor.

(From left) John M. McSweeney, vice president of estimating at Black Construction Corp.; Jay R. Shedd, chief marketing officer for Citadel Pacific Ltd.; John Rios, managing member, Guahan Towers LLC; J. Arthur Chan, engineering/marketing manager at Hawaiian Rock Products; Joseph S.N. Shimizu, chief financial officer at Ambros Inc.; and Monty McDowell, CEO and principal broker, Advance Management Inc. Photo courtesy of the Hui Aikane Golf Club

The Hui Aikane Golf Club donated $3,000 to the Guam Shrine Club’s Transportation Fund for children. The Funding will assist children and a parent in Guam with transportation for orthopedic needs at the Honolulu-based Shriners Hospital for Children.

Photo courtesy of the Westin Resort Guam

The Westin Resort Guam is selling “Stand With Ukraine” wristbands to raise funds for donations towards relief efforts for Ukraine. All proceeds after processing fees will be donated to World Central Kitchen, which provides meals to those in need within Ukraine, as well as those who have fled to neighboring countries. “Stand With Ukraine” wristbands are available for purchase at a price of $5 at the Front Desk Reception, The Mix, Taste Restaurant, and Issin Japanese Restaurant.

Shown holding the ends of the IT&E donation check are (left) Vicente Babauta Jr., CEO for the 2022 Northern Mariana Islands Pacific Mini Games, which were held on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota from June 17 to June 25 and (right) Velma A. Palacios, director of operations and engineering for IT&E, while (center) Rose Soledad, general manager of IT&E – CNMI looks on. Photo courtesy of IT&E

IT&E donated more than $120,000 worth of internet infrastructure, technical support, communication services, and post-production assistance.


Members of the Japan-Saipan Travel Association, the Northern Mariana Diving Operators Association, and the Japan Society of the Northern Marianas joined the Marianas Tourism Month cleanup at the Last Command Post in Marpi, Saipan. Photo courtesy of the Marianas Visitors Authority

The Marianas Visitors Authority organized the Marianas Tourism Month Cleanups in the Northern Mariana Islands on May 28 in Marpi, Saipan and in Tinian on May 27 and May 31.

The Saipan cleanup was joined by representatives of the Japan-Saipan Travel Association, the Japanese Society of the Northern Marianas, the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Korean Association of Saipan, the Japanese Consulate in Saipan, Run Saipan, the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance, the Northern Mariana Diving Operators Association, Northern Mariana Athletics, Salty Skin, and the Saipan Plant Center.

Mobil Oil Mariana Islands Inc. donated $25,000 to the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games as a silver sponsor. 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is partnering with the United Service Organizations in Guam to sponsor an Enterprise Day once a month for a year through the “Adopt Our USO” program. The Enterprise Guam team will run a USO Center through welcoming guests, serving food, and providing information.

The Enterprise Day in June was at the USO center at Naval Base Guam on June 29. Enterprise team members served about 150 visitors with local food from Mia’s Café.

Enterprise also will be recognized as a USO Indo-Pacific Region Mission Partner.

The FHP Health Center donated an ultrasonic cleaner for medical and dental instruments to Guam Animals in Need.

Bank of Guam select five Ifit Scholars, with each recipient awarded $2,000 to be used towards any four-year accredited college or university. The students are from Guam, Saipan and Yap. mbj­