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Saipan mayor’s office extends deadline for submission of cockfight applications

THE Saipan mayor’s office has extended the bidding for a cockfight operation, special assistant to the mayor Henry Hofschneider said.

The new deadline for submission of bids will be June 2, Friday, at 4:30 p.m. in the mayor’s office at Ladera Center in Oleai, he said. The bids will opened on June 7 at 10 a.m. in the mayor’s office.

So far, only one person picked up a bid application since they began advertising the bidding four weeks ago, he added. But no one submitted a bid application by the original deadline, May 26, he added.

The minimum bid requirement is $20,000 a year for a five-year license.

Cockfight operator Ray Roberto’s license will expire on June 30, 2017, he said.

Roberto formerly operated cockfight activities in the Gualo Rai arena before the facility was destroyed by Typhood Soudelor in Aug. 2015.