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More court actions against IPI over unpaid bills

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.
IPI hotel construction hits a wall

IPI hotel construction hits a wall

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 legislator pushes for clarity on missing IPI papers

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. 

Revealed that IPI filed no approved resort construction plan

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.

Covid reignites Christmas island casino debate

Covid-19 has sparked a tourism boom for the Christmas as Cocos Islands as they form part of Western Australia's travel bubble and the increased visitation has reignited debate as to whether to resurrect the islands' only casino resort.

IPI opposes efforts to auction assets

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.

IPI accused of building code violations in casino resort construction

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.

IPI claims overcharge of government fees

Imperial Pacific International has claimed that it has been and is being overcharged by the CNMI government when it is being made to pay a US$3 million casino regulatory fee on top of the US$15 million casino license fee.

Pacific Rim wants to force IPI to sell its gaming machines

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 gives tepid support for IPI financial suitability hearings

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.”

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