18 Aug 2011

Rota shops in CNMI run out of rice

12:58 pm on 18 August 2011

Shops on Rota in the Northern Marianas have run out of rice because of shipping problems.

Rota shopowners and staff say they've been affected by shortages for about the past two weeks.

The cashier at the Lucky Store, Lanie Manglona, says they ran out of white rice last week, after a delivery didn't turn up, and have since run out of brown rice.

Other shops have told our correspondent their situation is much the same.