10 Mar 2011

US group still keen on casino project in CNMI

11:42 am on 10 March 2011

The Bridge Investment Group LLC is pursuing its 50 million US dollar casino and condominium project on the Northern Marianas' Tinian, after almost two years since halting construction at the staff housing in the Northern Marianas.

Two of the US groups visiting principal owners renewed their commitment during a recent meeting with acting CNMI governor Eloy Inos.

Over 100 Chinese employees of Bridge Investment's contractor left the CNMI ahead of the November 2009 federal takeover of local border control.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has excluded China from the list of countries granted a visa waiver to enter the CNMI.

Phillip Mendiola-Long, executive vice president of Bridge Investment Group-CNMI operations, told the Saipan Tribune that Bridge Investment Group owners have still expressed their continued support and interest in pursuing this project.