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Monday, September 25, 2006

Website Launched!

Beautify CNMI officially has a website! In fact, you're reading it right now.

For the last few months we have been using blogger to host our website, but David Bell with Balli Steel recently volunteered to pay for masked domain forwarding. That means that instead of having to type in the difficult to remember http://beautifycnmi.blogspot.com, people can just use the much easier to remember http://www.beautifycnmi.com.

Thanks, David!

We sent out a press release over the weekend announcing this change and it was carried by the Saipan Tribune this morning.

I hereby declare this website officially launched!

P.S. I know that some of our partners and donors are not yet listed in the right hand column. If you will kindly leave a comment or bounce me (Angelo) an email with the name and the website you would like the name to link to, I will be sure to add it ASAP.

6 comments:

reina camacho said...

hi Angelo, please add Pacific Trading Co, Ltd on our list of donors (they gave us all those banners). I'm not sure if they have a website or anything, but we should stil acknowledge them.

Thanks. reina

reina camacho said...

EYESORE PHOTO DRIVE

Photographers or any person handy with a digital camera can also participate in the Eyesore Photo Drive by simply emailing a photo of an “eyesore” such as solid waste or dumping area to environment@deq.gov.mp.

Submissions to the Eyesore Photo Drive must include the village and date the photo was taken. This event is open to everyone on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

Beautify CNMI! will launch its anti-litter education camaign throughout the month of October. Enforcemnt actions by newly certified Litter Control Apprehending Officers will soon be on the rise!

At the same time, the public is urged to participate in the Zero Tolerance on litter campaign by reporting illegal dumping or littering activities by calling DEQ at 664-8500.

Daisy said...

Congratulations and kudos to all of you who have worked tirelessly to beautify CNMI. I know at times it seems like a thankless job but do not be discourage. All your efforts are appreciated. Keep up the good work. I wish I was there to help you all.

PS. Any thought about adding an online giving page to accept donations to help in your cause? I'd be willing to give if the option is provided.

Again, thanks for your tireless effort.

Regards,
Daisy

ikare2 said...

Hi,

If you determine that this is not the appropriate place to place my comment then please kindly delete it.

I and my family are one of the frequent visitors to the beach area at Coral Ocean point for fishing and or family picnic. We would bring trash bags with us to clean up after "ourselves," and also do some clean up after "themselves."

Last week, my wife, my son and I loaded our bushcutter onto our car and headed to the Coral Ocean Point beach area to do some cutting of the overgrown vegetation covering portions of the road creating hazards to vehicles going in and out. We decided to stop by the main office at Coral Ocean Point Golf Resort and ask for at lease 3 - 5 trash bags so that we can collect the trash left behind by the "I don't care" type of local citizens and visitors alike. Just for asking the company to donate 3 or 5 trash bags, I felt insulted when I was told that I need to write a letter to the manager and request for the trash bags. The management should be greatful and cooperate. Afterall, we were only doing them a favor by cleaning the area when they should have been the one to do so.

The following working day, I called the Department of Public Lands and inquire as to who or what is the enforcement agency when it comes to public lands. I asked this question because If I am not mistaken, Suwaso is supposed to be maintaining the beach area as part of the lease agreement to constuct the Coral Ocean Point Golf Course.

If Coral Ocean Point is indeed responsible in maintaining the beach area pursuant to the lease agreement, then it has totally ignored its responsibility and in fact, I was advised by a staff at Public Lands not to continue any bush-cutting further in the area because they're sending their inspectors to inspect the area.

Sure enough, the Department of Public Lands did deliver as promised. We went back to the beach a day after and there they were. Coral Ocean Point bush-wackers are busy at work with their machetes and bush-cutters trying to spruce up the area. I invite you and the Beautify CNMI gangs to visit the site and see for yoursleves.

Now, I don't see HPO as a member of Beautify CNMI. As you know Angelo, the Coral Ocean Point beach area is a historical site and HPO should be visiting this site as well as other similar sites to ensure that they are not being damaged by the irresponsibles.

My hat off to the Beautify CNMI Committee and every other non-profit organizations that are helping to better our CNMI one way or the other.

Thanks. ikare2

the p.i.c. said...

Wow, great story!

And for the people that want to donate, I'll put a paypal button up soon.

Rep. Cinta M. Kaipat said...

To Ikare2:

Kudos to you and your family for taking the initiative to help clean up our beautiful island of Saipan. I'm sorry about the trash bag "incident," but good for you for taking proactive steps to resolve the problem. Any time you need trash bags for your Beautify CNMI! projects, feel free to contact my office (664-8974) in advance and we'll gladly provide you with trash bags. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for caring. We encourage you to continue to care and participate in more Beautify CNMI! projects. We have an ambitious plan to recruit 1,020 volunteers for an island-wide clean-up on October 20!As I'm fond of saying, "Our mission is to infect every citizen in the CNMI with the beauty virus!" We hope you will be able to join us and recruit more friends and family.

We will be continuing our efforts to clear the Kobler Substation and we hope to have a potluck lunch that day. Please spread the word.

As a matter of fact, I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you and your family to our proclamation signing and unveiling of the official Beautify CNMI! log at 8:30 a.m. this Friday, September 29, at the Local Memorial at the American Memorial Park. Look for details in the news.

Kudos also to DPL for their quick action. This is what we call teamwork!

To Daisy:

Thanks for your support from afar and thank you kindly for offering to send a donation. This just proves our belief that ALL of us can contribute in one way or another into enhancing the beauty of our islands. It's a matter of local island pride!

So let's continue to get our message out to everyone and we should tell them -- "Beautify CNMI!"

Regards,

Rep. Cinta M. Kaipat