Imperial Pacific International is facing additional court action in relation to the firm’s unwillingness or inability to meet its financial obligations. The CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation collection branch has filed another tax lien notice, and the company is said to have not complied with the federal court order to pay plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees in one of the cases against it.
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) has informed Imperial Pacific International (IPI) that its hotel and casino project in Garapan, Saipan, is in violation of the Building Safety Code and must come to an immediate halt.
Saipan representative Tina Sablan is pushing for further clarity as to why Imperial Pacific International has been allowed to proceed with its construction project without approved documents. Her call came after the Department of Public Works admitted it had been trying to get the papers for at least a year.
In the latest twist in the Imperial Pacific International saga, it has been revealed that the local authorities allowed construction of the Saipan casino resort without providing approved construction plans.
Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC is opposing Pacific Rim Land Development LLC’s request for an order authorizing the contractor to auction off IPI’s gaming machines and vehicles, saying a better option is for an investor to depost the money in a CNMI bank account.
The Building Safety Code Division of the CNMI Department of Public Works recently notified Imperial Pacific International about alleged IPI violations pertaining to the ongoing construction of its casino resort.
Pacific Rim Land Development has issued a motion asking the US District Court for the NMI to authorize it to auction Imperial Pacific International’s assets to satisfy the US$5.5 million balance due on a civil judgment.
CNMI Governor Ralph Torres has given tepid verbal support for IPI to undergo financial suitability hearings “if this is something that Commonwealth Casino Commission needs to do in order to move forward.”