Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Conversation Has Started

Happy Easter!

On Thursday morning I announced my support for the creation of "a National Park of the Sea" encompassing a slice of the Mariana Trench and the three northern islands of Asuncion, Maug, and Uracus.

I spoke briefly about the project on Harry Blalock's Island Issues radio program on Friday morning. At the end I read Practicing My Culture, my blog post turned editorial turned speech. Harry has been playing my speech over the weekend as his Food for Thought, his weekly on air editorial of all things Saipan.

There have been newspaper articles and the local bloggers (here and here) have started to chime in, too.

A conversation is starting.

I believe that this is an excellent opportunity for the CNMI to improve our economy and protect our culture and natural resources. I'm looking forward to getting this idea out into the community, so that we can all judge it for its merits.

I haven't had a chance to put the presentation into blog form, but I will as soon as I have time. I've been kind of busy with the Jake Shimabukuro concert and meeting with people that have asked to see the proposal...and it's Easter.

4 comments:

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Where can an actual copy of the proposal by PEW be found, Angelo? Their website has a '1 page recap' but no copy of the actual proposaal. I've seen the letter to the Gov and his letter in return but am still trying to find what they are specifically proposing. Can you help? Please send by email. Thanks.

Winter Park Fords said...

Happy Easter! Love Mom

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

The proposal is currently in Power Point form...it hasn't been put into a pleasing written format yet.

The letter to the governor outlines the proposal pretty well.

...but a more in-depth document is in the works.

the un cheesy Bree said...

i posted a link in a recent easter post. will post more soon.:)