Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Biiiiiiiilllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiooooooooooooooooon Dollars!

There is an urban legend on Saipan about a man who wouldn't sell his land for $500,000 because he was holding out for half a million. Now we have the lt. governor and the Tinian mayor getting their picture taken with investors promising to drop 3 biiiiiiiilllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiooooooooooooooooon dollars on Tinian.

I call shenanigans.

I did a little research and found that it cost US$1.81 billion to build Hong Kong Disneyland. So let me get this straight, a company is going to build something one and a half times more expensive than Disneyland on an island serviced by this airplane:

freedom airOn the busiest of days, Tinian can handle 50 passengers at the airport. I understand the want to improve the economy, but at very best the CNMI is being hoodwinked. I don't want to think about what the worst case scenario could be.

No comments: