11 Mar 2011

New Casino bill to be introduced in CNMI

6:11 pm on 11 March 2011

A Congressman in the Northern Marianas is preparing to introduce a new casino bill which he says will benefit people on Rota and Tinian Islands.

Congressman Stanley Torres says his new bill will be fair, giving local people a share of the profits and discretion about how they are spentare spent.

But the House Ways and Means Committee is looking a substituting Torres' bill with that of another Congressman, Tenorio.

Saipan's politicians have already rejected casino proposals twice.