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News for 2/5/2016: Friday's Headlines

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ALTER CITY ASKS FOR A BILLION DOLLARS IN TAX BREAKS FOR THEIR TINIAN LEASE.

INTEGRATED RESORT AND CASINO DEVELOPER REQUESTS 1 POINT 1 BILLION DOLLARS IN TAX INCENTIVES FOR A 25 YEAR PERIOD, 2016 TO 2040, ACCORDING TO ALTER CITY GROUP'S CONSULTANT.  THE COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY WILL MAKE A DETERMINATION ABOUT THE REQUEST, THIS AFTER A QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE HEARING ON TINIAN LAST WEEK.


REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO MORE TIME.

 

57– YEAR OLD RAMON BLAS WAS SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT FOR ONE COUNT OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS...6 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE....FIVE YEARS FOR BURGLARY....AND FIVE YEARS FOR THEFT...ALL FOR A TOTAL OF 11 YEARS.

 

MILITARY TELLS C–U–C THEY WANT TO DRILL 6 WELLS ON TINIAN FOR WATER.

THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE COMMONWEALTH UTILITIES CORPORATION TELLS US THE MILITARY IS LOOKING AT SOME PRELIMINARY NUMBERS—NEEDING ABOUT 6 WELLS FOR PRODUCTION OF ABOUT HALF A MILLION GALLONS A DAY.  CONSULTANTS WITH MARINE FORCES PACIFIC CONTINUE A SERIES OF MEETING ON SAIPAN AND TINIAN THIS WEEK, INCLUDING DISCUSSIONS ON THE WATER SITUATION ON TINIAN.