May 2, 2011

By Bill Jaynes
The Kaselehlie Press

May 29, 2011 Pohnpei, FSM-In a very late breaking news story, Salter Lohn, Information Officer for the Pohnpei State Legislature reported that the Pohnpei State Legislature today passed the highly controversial Micronesian Tourism Complex Development Act. The act is an omnibus bill that would allow for the establishment of a Resort hotel and casino in Lukop, Madolenihmw. It doesn't mean that development is imminent. It is unclear whether any developers will be interested in the now changed terms of a hotel casino in Pohnpei.

A previous incarnation of the bill was thoroughly outlined in the December 27, 2010 issue of The Kaselehlie Press. Lohn was unable to say whether or not the bill has changed from that amended version. He did say that the Bill was significantly different from the one sent across from Governor Ehsa's office.

Lohn said that the vote was 14 to 7 in favor of passage.

Because of the late breaking nature of this news story, The Kaselehlie Press is not currently in possession of a copy of the Bill and will be thoroughly outlining it once more in the May 16 issue of the newspaper.