On Saturday night, we attended the 2012 Saipan Chamber's Installation Dinner. They were selling raffle tickets for $1 each, so I bought $20. And, we were LUCKY that night! We won the Grand Prize Raffle ~ one round-trip economy ticket on Delta to Japan. YEA!!
That night's guest speaker was Jerry Tan and he gave a positive presentation on the future of the CNMI. He emphasized the need to have the entire community support TOURISM. His company will also start the new Saipan Air, a low cost carrier this summer to help boost more tourists from Japan and possibly China. This is positive news! Hopefully, we've already encountered the bottom of this 7 year recession.