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Lawmakers seek corruption probe of CNMI governor

The six-member CNMI House of Representatives' minority bloc asked Speaker Blas Jonathan Attao to appoint a special committee to investigate Governor Ralph Torres on allegations of public corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds, with some of the suspicions focusing on his relationship with casino operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI).

Mark Brown resigns as IPI CEO

Commonwealth Casino Commission Executive Director Edward Deleon Guerrero has revealed that Mark Brown has resigned as CEO of Imperial Pacific International (IPI), effective December 8.

IPI loses its lawyer

Phillip J. Tydingco, the high-powered lawyer who has been representing Imperial Pacific International (IPI) in a number of legal cases, has indicated that he will be stepping away from his role next week.

Casino Commission doubts IPI’s workforce explanations

Members of the Commonwealth Casino Commission grilled Imperial Pacific International Vice President for Construction Eric Poon last week, clearly doubting that the firm was being forthright about its problems maintaining its construction workforce.

Tinian looks to CCC for guidance on regulations

The Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission is requesting guidance from the Commonwealth Casino Commission in regards to regulations in Tinian, in light of a...

IPI controlling shareholder reduces stake in the company

Inventive Star, the controlling shareholder of Imperial Pacific International (IPI), is disposing of around 4.9 percent of the issued share capital of the company,...

IPI expects Phase 1 of hotel construction to be completed in December

IPI Vice-President for Construction Eric Poon has told the local media that he expects Phase 1 of the resort hotel construction to be completed by December 31, as workers from Mongolia are helping to reinforce the construction team.

IPI to appear before grand jury in Jan

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International has been summoned to testify before a grand jury in January, as has been ordered to bring communications...

Guam wrestles with gambling ban legislation

The government and people of Guam are debating Bill 226-35, which would ban gambling-related activities such as casino games at carnivals, as well as pachinko, video horse, and greyhound race machines.

80 construction workers for IPI to leave today

Around 80 construction workers employed by Imperial Pacific International will leave the island starting today, prior to the January 2020 expiration of their H2-B...

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