Hong Kong company looks at Tinian Dynasty


Tinian officials said that an unnamed Hong Kong-listed company has expressed interest in buying the Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino.  Taiwan’s Howarm Construction Co. agreed last year to buy the casino hotel from its current Hong Kong-based owners but the deal has apparently not closed. In the meantime, the casino has fallen behind again on paying taxes and wages as it did before Howarm expressed interest. Some staff collected some pay this week but others are nine paychecks behind. The casino, its manager Tim Blythe and George Que, VIP services manager, also are set to go on trial in August on charges of conspiring to avoid filing reports to the US government on large cash transactions. Blythe last week followed the other defendants to enter a not guilty plea. The Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission meanwhile is mulling unspecified tax changes.