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Arrest of IPI executives may be on the cards

District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona is getting tougher with senior executives of Imperial Pacific International, warning that unless Chairwoman Cui Li Jie and former Chief Executive Officer Donald Browne show up in her court on the morning of January 21, she may issue arrest warrants against them.

Donald Browne quietly stepped down as IPI CEO in December

Donald Browne has told a federal court that he stepped down as the CEO of Imperial Pacific International in early December, though this was not revealed publicly. Browne had only assumed the office six months ago.

Almost half of IPI construction force must leave CNMI this month

Almost half, or 88 of the over the 200 construction workers of Imperial Pacific International, will have to leave the CNMI by the end of this month because their H-2B visas are expiring.

Xerox the latest firm to launch lawsuit against IPI

Imperial Pacific International is facing yet another lawsuit for its nonpayment of various contractors, workers, and others. This time, Xerox company is suing IPI for about US$183,000 for its failure to pay for services rendered and equipment rented.

CNMI governor criticized for silence on IPI worker plight

CNMI House of Representatives Minority Leader Tina Sablan (D-Saipan) blasted Governor Ralph DLG Torres for keeping silent about the plight of foreign workers of Imperial Pacific International, which she says has turned into a “humanitarian crisis.”

CNMI Casino Commission eyes cash flow between IPI and parent company

Imperial Pacific International’s parent company, IPI Holdings, has been collecting “receivables” but not sharing them with its subsidiary on Saipan, the Commonwealth Casino Commission said.

Court tells IPI to send representative who can make decisions

The US District Court of the NMI has told Imperial Pacific International  to send a representative with full authority to participate in a settlement conference for a sexual harassment case.

Andrew Yeom becomes CNMI casino commissioner

Members of the Commonwealth Casino Commission have unanimously approved the appointment of Andrew Yeom as a Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director.

US Department of Labor reports IPI noncompliance to court

The US Department of Labor has filed a notice with the US District Court for the NMI informing the court of Imperial Pacific International’s failure to comply with a court judgement that dates back to 2019. According to the notice, IPI cannot continue to disregard the federal court judgment, its employees, and the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA.

IPI faces new lawsuit over unpaid bills

The proprietor of Fritz Pacific Project Development Services has filed a legal complaint against Imperial Pacific International for breach of a manpower staffing subcontract, seeking about US$745,000 in unpaid invoices.
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