A CNMI lawmaker in Tinian and the director of US-based Bridge Investment Group were quick to defend their positions on the heels of a ‘letter of concern’ penned to the Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA) by a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Navy lawyer this month. The letter expressed concerns that leases administered by the CPA may be in violation of a 1983 lease agreement that authorizes and guarantees DoD various military uses at the Tinian port and airport.
The Saipan Tribune reports that they have received copies of the letter and that at least one section refers to Bridge Investment Group (BIG). BIG is building a $120-million casino resort on the port with a central theme featuring a replica of the legendary Titanic. Leisure design company YWS Design has been chosen to master-plan the casino hotel resort with an eye toward opening in the spring of 2017. YWS is responsible for such premiere properties as Bellagio Las Vegas among others there and elsewhere.
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