11 Jul 2013

Utility arrears of CNMI public schools top US$5m

1:42 pm on 11 July 2013

It has been reported that the Northern Marianas Public School System owes the territory's utilities company 5.1 million US dollars, accumulated over the past three years.

It covers charges for electricity and sanitation services.

In the current fiscal year, the schools have spent nearly three million dollars but have been able to pay just 60 percent of that.

The utilities company has been struggling with debts for years because other government agencies also fail to pay their bills.