Senate confirms 3 to CPA

Posted on Oct 03 2019


The Senate unanimously confirmed all three long-time Commonwealth Ports Authority board member gubernatorial re-nominations in a session last Sept. 26 on Capital Hill.

The Senate voted 9-0 to accept the nominations of CPA board chair Kimberly King-Hinds and CPA board members Roman Tudela Sr. and Pete S. Reyes.

All three are long-time CPA board members.

King-Hinds assured the Senate Committee on Executive Appointments and Governmental Investigations the day before that CPA will not only be deliberate and transparent in making decisions but will also work to realize the fullest potential of the agency and the CNMI.

“CPA is perhaps one of the most critical infrastructures for our economy. It is the first and last impression of our home. It is the main artery and lifeline to our economy and I can promise you this—this board has been very deliberative in terms of where we are at and were we should go,” she told the senators.

“Throughout these past year[s], as we have worked on updating all three master plans on Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, we’ve been in dialogue with the governor about the state of CPA, the state of our finances, the state of our economy, and how…we go about not only fulfilling our statutory mission but maximizing our potential as the authority, recognizing opportunities, and strengthening our weaknesses.”

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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