31 Oct 2009

CNMI's Governor extends CUC state of disaster emergency

8:05 am on 31 October 2009

The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Benigno Fitial, has extended for another 30 days the declaration of a state of disaster emergency at the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation.

Governor Fitial also warned of a manpower shortage, as well as management crisis at CUC in the absence of a proper board or chief executive officer structure.

The CUC is a 70 million US dollar a year business, critical to the CNMI's economy and public health.