Northern CNMI 100% against military plan says mayor

8:45 am on 9 June 2015

A mayor in the Northern Marianas mayor says residents are 100 percent against live-fire training by the US military.

Jerome Aldan wants to re-establish a community on the island of Pagan which is among sites being eyed by the military for live fire exercises and amphibious landing training.

Under the proposal Pagan would also be the target for so-called inert bombs.

Mr Aldan says the U.S. Department of Defence has not taken indigenous and cultural factors into account in its plans.

Pagan Island

Pagan Island Photo: Supplied