We all know about a certain negative website that, for lack of a better description, thinks that Saipan, well, let's just not go there. I believe that a google search of "saipan" produces this website as the sixth result. There is an ounce of truth in what the author writes, but it is overwhelmed by a quart of cynicism and a gallon of bitterness.
Saipan has her problems, but come on people, it is not like we live in Haiti or North Korea! Sure, Saipan has corruption, but Saipan also has a rich history, diverse cultures, and unparalleled natural beauty. I really hope that this blog and the Beautify CNMI! homepage help convey that to rest of the world.
A while back I posted a blog with a few ideas on how to combat this negative exposure. Often, when you find that you can't shut someone up, the next best thing is to drown them out. I posted what I thought would help do that.
Over the weekend I received an email from Walt Goodridge. We are going to come up with a list of things we can do to promote the CNMI in a positive light using the Internet. Come back in a few days for more...