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Lawmakers discuss lifting moratorium on poker machines

Saipan lawmakers are considering lifting a moratorium on poker machines to help make up for the shortfall in casino revenues.  During an informal meeting to...

Cash-strapped IPI braces for economic impact of coronavirus

Imperial Pacific International, already challenged in meeting its financial obligations, issued a statement to the local community assuring them of its intention to fight...

IPI settles tax bill while another legal battle looms

Imperial Pacific International has reached a settlement with the government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands on the amount it must pay...

H-2B visa delay setting back construction for IPI

IPI vice president for construction Eric Poon says the company is still waiting on the approval of “hundreds” of H-2B visa applications made in...

Court dismisses lawsuit between IPI and former VIP host

A CNMI district court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Imperial Pacific International VIP hostess against her company after the two parties...

Spotlight on the illegal transportation of fighting birds

Animal Wellness Action has published a report alleging that a massive illegal transportation scheme brought thousands of fighting birds to Guam for years, undetected or ignored by the local authorities.

IPI aims for Japanese VIP, families and newlyweds

Imperial Pacific International is set to turn its sights to Japanese tourists and VIP gamblers, after hiring a number of marketing representatives to target...

IPI opens beachfront villas, completing first major milestone

Imperial Pacific International has opened the doors to its new VIP beachfront villas, completing the ‘first milestone’ of Phase 1, Marianas Variety reports.  IPI senior...

Cockfighting ban comes into effect this week

Guam’s cockfighting ban comes into effect on Friday, bringing down the curtain on a gruesome but decades-old Guamanian custom.

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).

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